ApisAles (1570) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUL 8, 2013
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Black patent bitter. Cola color. Burnt acrid malt and intense hop bitterness. Unpleasant.
Iphonephan (2213) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at the brewpub. Pours a cola brown with a fine ecru head. Aroma of chocolate and toasted malt. Soft mouthfeel with some bitter notes in the finish.
nimbleprop (3852) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - OCT 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Capitol Lounge. Pours a opaque black with some beige creamy head. Nose of toasted bread, malt, chocolate, some smoke, some rubber. Sweet, malt flavor, licorice, smoke, chewy grains, toast, light coffee, a little cherry. Full, dry, chalky finish.
GT2 (7009) - Riverside, California, USA - OCT 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Mad Fox. Clear, deep red pour. Weak tan head. Nose is heavier dark cherries and milk chocolate. Some caramel and maple syrup. Big
cherry like Ben and Jerry’s Cherry Garcia ice cream. Taste is
lighter bodied, bitter, sharper bitter with cherry dark chocolate, raw cocoa.
Palate is clean and quick, lighter for style. Very nice. Fruity and cherry heavy. The fiance loved it.
Travlr (9827) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Shockingly dark brown color, nice beige head, solid curtain of lacing. Aroma of earthy cocoa. Taste is dirty coffee. Nice.
magsinva (826) - Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kask @ mad fox - pours dark red with 2 fingers of head. Aroma is mildly smokey with notes of peat and malt. Palate is a tad thin, taste is mildly bitter. It’s a mild porter, hard to believe its 6%.
sonnycheeba (2528) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask. Pours dark brown with thin, fizzy beige head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is toasted malt, earthy hops, figs and other dark fruit, and other earthy notes. Flavor is malt forward with some supporting hops and faint dark fruit esters; dry finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.
michael-pollack (4960) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught at the BrewPub: Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and a hint of cream. Poured very deep amber/brown in color with a small, creamy, dense, tan head that lasted throughout. Clear. Sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of roasted malt, chocolate, and some hops. Light to medium body. Thin, then slightly dry texture. Average carbonation. Chocolate, roasted malt finish is lightly dry.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on draft at the brewpub. Pours a dark brown color with a medium creamy tan head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and some smoke. The taste is roasted malts, plums, cherries, smoke, chocolate and tobacco. Medium bodied. Very drinkable.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at the brewpub. Reviewed from notes.
Pours a very dark brown with a slight light mocha head followed by some good lacing. Nose brings forward a good amount of roasted malt as well as some dark chocolate, coffee, and hints of molasses. Taste really focuses on the roasted malt and adds in nice flavors to surround it with elegant dark chocolate and coffee as well as hints of smoke. Feel is medium with a good body on cask. Drinks quite well; glad that this is normally on.
Serving type: cask
Reviewed on: 10-16-2010