BeerandBlues2 (10442) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Mad Fox. Pours clear black with a medium, frothy light tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is chocolate and nutty malt with dates and prunes. Flavor is malt dominant with light hops and bitterness and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
drowland (6569) - Georgia, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Meridian Pint during CBC. Deep dark brown pour, almost black, with a big foamy tan head. Rich coffee aroma from the roasted malts with chocolate, cream, nuttiness, and a light hop character. Rich flavor for the style with plenty of roasted malt, creaminess, and light hop character. Not bad!
Iphonephan (3899) - McLean, Virginia, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at the Mad Fox Barley Wine Festival, Falls Church VA. Pours a dark cola brown with a tan head. Aroma of roasted nuts. Medium mouthfeel. Flavors of burnt coffee. Bitter malt finish.
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - FEB 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Mad Fox on Tuesday. Served in a pilsner glass. Pours dark brown. Excellent combination of roast, coffee, and chocolate. Good dry bitterness and roast through the finish. Very crisp.
GT2 (9064) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Meridian Pint. Pours a clear, deeper brown to black with ruby highlights. Huge latte foam. Sheets of lacing. Nose is vanilla, hazelnut, praline, almond. Taste is nicely roasty, clean, easy to drink, light coffee, lemon. Sharp hoppy balance in the background. Some lactic acidity as well. Thin but clearly sessionable with bitter hop balance. Well done.
argo0 (11856) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Cola black body with medium brown head. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, some milk chocolate, earthy. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, bittersweet chocolate, some earthy. Smooth light-medium body, low carbonation, light acidity.
sonnycheeba (4031) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours deep, dark brown with thin, creamy beige; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malts, light funk, plums, raisins, earthy hops, and light woody notes. Flavor is roast malts forward, dark chocolate, earthy hops (light bitterness), and dark fruit esters; dry, roasted finish. Medium body and carbonation.
nimbleprop (5413) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
20oz pilsner glass at MadFox. Pours a translucent deep brown with ruby edges and some creamy, off white head. Nose is nice and nutty, toast, dried chocolate powder, some light coffee, some brown sugar. Flavor is very well balanced, nutty, toast, malty, crackers, light brown sugar, light coffee, light chocolate. Soft and dry finish. Super drinkable.
Travlr (14393) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 31, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft courtesy of Sam the Man, thank you sir! Ddark clear maroon color, beige large bubble head. Aroma is roasty coffee grounds, subtle dark cocoa. Taste is sweet toasted nutella, milk chocolate, espresso. Delicious.
radagast83 (5310) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Meridian Pint. Poured a very dark brown color with a wispy off-white head. Aroma was coffee and nicely roasted malt notes. Touch of dark chocolates, nuts, some earthy hops. Flavor was roasted malts, some light hops. This was pretty drinkable, especially on the hot summer day.