PLundsgaard (353) - Tranbjerg J, - JAN 29, 2013
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma/Malty-Ligth, Appearance Head/size-small, Head/Color-light brown, Head/Longevity-fully diminishing, Body/Hue-light, Initial Flavor/bitter moderate, Finish Flavor/bitter ligth, Palate Body/light, good beer
ThisWangsChung (638) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
About 4 oz. served into a tasting glass. From notes.
A: Pours a dark brown color with a well-retaining khaki film. This one looks pretty good, even in such a dinky serving size.
S: Itís got roasted malts...and thatís it. Pretty generic.
T: Roastiness builds to an acidic, mildly watery finish. Meh.
M: Like everything else Iíve had here, itís light and easy to drink.
O: This wasnít very good. Maybe I let it get too warm? Wouldnít get again.
Travlr (9825) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 19, 2012
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Draft. Dark brown, headless. Aroma of subtle chocolate. Taste us watery chocolate.
emacgee (3742) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUN 11, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Burnished copper brown pour with ruby highlights. Yellow tan head. Grass/husky nose, nice grain character and roast with notes of coffee and cacao. Light sweetness and well balanced. Enjoyed this one too.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - MAY 2, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Served on draft at the brewpub. Pours a clear dark reddish brown color with a large creamy tan head. Fair head retention. Aroma of roasted malts and a bitter hop finish. The taste is chocolate, nuts, roasted malts and faint hops. Thin bodied, just like all their beers. The best of the 6 I tried, but thatís not saying much.
Ernesto987 (3010) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 11, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap in Matthews nc, bland, boring and slightly Off again, I donít want to be cynical by this place really sucks. Wish they had a guest tap
adnielsen (7573) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2011
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
On tap @ Hops Golden. Dark red/brown appearance with a tan head. Slight roasty dark malty nose but smells watery like all the others. A touch nutty, lightly roasty dark malty flavor. The best I had at hops but thatís like getting the silver medal in the special olympics.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2011
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
On tap at the Alexandria, Virginia location.
Pours a moderate shade of brown with a thin off-white head plus a bit of a cap and collar as it settles. The nose doesnít start out too bad. Thereís some chocolate and roast character before a metallic presence starts to overwhelm all but the chocolate. The taste is similar. It starts out with a decent enough chocolate malt presence before being hit hard with a fairly-harsh metallic presence. Mouthfeel is overwhelmed by this. Probably the best beer I had at Hops, though it still was jot very good.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 12-20-2010
radagast83 (3747) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Hops Grillhouse & Brewery, Alexandria. Poured a dark brown color with a medium sized dark tan head. Aroma was toasted malts, touch of chocolate malts. Flavor was roasted malts, like a thin nutty porter. Was probably the best of the bunch I had.
Ratman197 (8479) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Hops Golden Colorado poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of cocoa, carmel and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, cocoa, earthiness and a hint of fruiottiness with a smooth carmel finish.