MrChopin (3428) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
[ Bottle ][ 1oz ][ Tasting ][ ][ Snifter ][ 11.09.14 ]
Murky sepia, thin cream collar. Lightly earthy coffee, faint chocolate, muted but without large error. Flavor lightly sweeter, chocolate early with heavy toast accents mid, nutty with bark and earth throughout but largely in finish, sticky full body accenting softness.
radagast83 (4943) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by Iphonephan at the DC Pre-Thanksgiving tasting. Thanks! Poured a dark brown color with a light tan head. Aroma was nicely roasted malts, some coffee. Flavor was bitter roasted coffee, some caramel, touch of dark chocolate. Not too heavy, which lends it to easy drinking.
GenDV138 (1638) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at the RateBeer DC Tasting shared by iphonephan. Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of coffee, licorice, caramel. Tastes of bitter roast, caramel, coffee, chocolate. Medium body with a dry finish.
Travlr (13029) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Clear dark brown color, small tan head. Aroma of brownies. Taste has cocoa and coffee. Not bad.
BeerandBlues2 (9997) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy beige head, medium retention with light lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, dates and figs with light coffee notes. Flavor is dark malt, dark fruits and light hops and medium bitterness with a dry finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
Erzengel (3439) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - NOV 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very intense smarty-roasted nose. Smooth, fresh beginning. Slightly thin, malty- smooth, Thin-smooth, not too deep, but the ground-taste is nice. The aftertaste is nice, fresh, smooth. Malty, smooth, nice and easy to drink!
ThirstyBird (1674) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - NOV 3, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a pitch black with a tan head. The smell is coffee grounds, dark chocolate, roasted malt. The taste is roasted malt, coffee, coffee grounds, dry finish. The beer is light/ medium in body with average carbonation. A bit thin for the style and too much coffee grounds for my taste.
dslam (59) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 23, 2014
1.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Poured from a bottle. Extremely dark stout with off white, slightly red head. Aromas of freshly ground coffee are quite overwhelming. Has a distinct coffee after taste along with the slightly grainy texture you get after a french pressed coffee. I have to remind myself that this is not cold coffee. I wonder what it would taste like with sone sugar and cream.
Miss_Honeybee (5) - CANADA - JUL 29, 2014 does not count
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Not a lot going on here. It’s not a terrible tasting beer by any means, but I’d rather sip on something bolder, heavier and flavourful... something more "stout".
Iphonephan (3543) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUL 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of licorice and smoke. Flavors of chocolate. Medium bodied. Smooth, velvety finish.