DCLawyer (1429) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2014 Bomber->pokal. Pours black with tall frothy tan head. Moderate carbonation. Roasted malt and coffee, thin and watery.
tia (918) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap @ brewery shared with HopTsing. Very dark with thin dissipating head. First sniff reminds me of wine, then I get chocolate, then light coffee, and a sour note. Light roast flavor. Lots of carbonation. Not too bad.
Beergeek23322 (2263) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - AUG 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
February 2010. 22 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate and some coffee notes. A little sweet on the palate with a bitter finish.
MadRobin (1940) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from 22 oz. bottle at Dixie Bones BBQ in Woodbridge, VA.
Opaque, near black with a huge brown head and fair lacing.
Aroma of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt and toast.
Taste of chocolate, roasted coffee, roasted malt, earthy hops and a hint of molasses.
Medium/light body and medium/low carbonation.
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EricTeusink (686) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Received in a trade from RABinVA. Drank this brew with a fantastic birthday dinner of Falafel, African Mango and Avocado Salad , and Carrot Cake, all prepared by my darling wife. Pours Mahogany with ample tan head. Flavor notes of coffee, chocolate, and citrus, in that order. Weak scent. Glad I got a chance to give this a try. Bottle - Trade from RABinVA - Atlanta, GA
zickbeer_ye (274) - Virginia, USA - APR 22, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Roasty light coffee and alcohol notes. Black body with slight red hue. Dry coffee and choclate notes with malty finish. Crisp and dry on palate
Emeister84 (985) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aromas of roasted dark chocolate, coffee, dark earth, and subtle citrus. Black with ruby highlights, and a mostly fading, beige head. Dry, earthy, and roasty. Medium body, good carbonation, and with a roasty finish.
daknole (9114) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark brown pour, light brown head. Dry porter, lots of roasted malt, licorice, dark toast, roasted nuts.
climberbob (108) - Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not much to say about this porter, which reflects the general lack of aroma and flovour. Mild roasty and malt flavours, a touch of bitterness, and a slightly unpleasant metallic aftertaste. Biggest downside is that it is almost watery - not something I look for in a porter.
Scubatrip (596) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From the bottle, pours black with a thick tan bubbly head. Aroma of chocolate and molasses. Fruity taste, not unlike a Shiraz with carbonation. It’s, ok.