maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler from the brewpub at the 14th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering on 03/19/2011 courtesy of MaltDawg. Dark black body with a small creamy tan head. Sweet roast, chocolate and light coffee aroma. Sweet roast, dry chocolate and light black patent flavor. Medium light body with moderate carbonation.
Westchesterco (790) - mclean, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
roasty, Coffee arimablack, tan foam, minimal head, Coffee flavoredmedium bitterness, full body, creamy, long finish,
Iphonephan (2684) - McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at the brewpub. Pours a dark cola with a tan head. Aroma of toast. Flavors of toasted malt, chicory and light coffee notes. Bitter finish.
nimbleprop (4200) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 2, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sampled at Churchkey during CBC week. On cask. Pours a watery black with some off white head. Nose of smoke, plastic, a little grilled meat. Flavor of malt, mushrooms, soy, smoke, bread. Light finish. Kind of strange.
magsinva (846) - Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Cask @ mad fox - pours black with a tan head. Aroma is faintly smokey with some malty notes. Pretty faint though. Taste is a tad bitter, but again this is pretty mild. Palate is thin and a bit dry. Overall, I’d rather have milder then burnt, but it’s still a bit boring.
DiarmaidBHK (3161) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at brewpub. Pours black with a half inch of brown head. Not much on the nose. Big roasted chocolate notes on the tongue. Has a bit of chocolately finish. Nice!
mansquito (3107) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Mad Fox cask ($5.75): Pours a black colour with a cascading head that tops off with a creamy head. Aroma is chocolatey and roasted malts. Way more chocolatey than I would have expected. Body is pretty full, by which I mean that this had a way fuller body than most other Dry Stouts. Also, this beer had a good amount of flavour throughout. Slightly sweet (definitely more on the sweet rather than the bitter side of dry stouts).
sonnycheeba (3042) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours deep, dark brown with thon, fizzy off-white head; good retention and spare lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, earthy hops, dark fruit, vanilla, chocolate, and light coffee. Flavor is malt forward with some supporting dark fruit esters and hops; dry, chocolate finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth.
decaturstevo (4665) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown/black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma of large chocolate and a hinto chocolate. Coffee flavor, earthy hops, and a hinto chocolate. Medium bodied but a tad fizzy.
Drake (7945) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler courtesy of MaltDawg at the 14th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering, 3/19/11. Pours a dark brown color with a thin head. Fair head retention and lacing. Big aroma full of roasted malts. Some smoky, chewy, leathery, tobacco notes and a faintly sweet finish. The taste is bitter roasted malts, a milky note, some faint caramel, bitter hops. Medium-full bodied. Quite drinkable. Quite a nice beer.