JDBaker11058 (1573) - Maryland, USA - AUG 31, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: dark brown, garnet edging, short tan head. Aroma: roasty coffee, dark chocolate, lightly bitter resinous hops. Taste: burnt black coffee, dark chocolate, hint of molasses and vanilla and earthy hops. Finish: lingering dry, smooth bitterness and general roasty notes. Notes: Perfectly good porter; palate was a little pricklier than I prefer, but good flavors and aroma. Draught at the source.
GenDV138 (3558) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 oz draft pour at Mad Fox. Clear dark brown with light tan head. Aromas of spices, chocolate, roast, ginger. Tastes of roast, light dark fruit, dark chocolate, spices, a bit of rye. Medium-full body with a semi-dry finish. Medium-low carbonation.
DCLawyer (1882) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Medium brown with small lite tan head. toasted malt, hints of cocoa and smoke. Mild. OK.
ApisAles (1576) - 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 (4631) - 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 (6106) - 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 (9410) - San Diego County, 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 (16444) - 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 (1005) - 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 (4310) - 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.