Kinz (3737) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Mellow Mushroom Carytown. Poured black, brown at edges, slight head. Aroma of black malts, coffee accented in nature. Flavor was very similar - definite emphasis on what I can only describe as a "clean" roasted barley malt profile. Drinkable as the style should be. The hops blended very nicely with the malts, lending a presence without being at all a star. Nicely done.
Travlr (21412) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - APR 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Dark maroon brown color, tan head. Aroma of burnt toast, toffee. Taste is toasted brownies dipped in coffee. Very tasty.
GenDV138 (5976) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 oz pour on cask at Mad Fox. Dark brownish black with tan head. Aromas of chocolate, roast, light vanilla, sweet coffee. Tastes of chocolate, roasty notes, licorice. Medium body with a dry finish. Nice creamy mouthfeel.
JDBaker11058 (1935) - Maryland, USA - MAR 13, 2015
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Appearance: watery dark brown pour from cask, minimal soapy ring of tan head. Aroma: light roasty, hint of coffee. Taste: minimal flavor, like a slightly chocolate-flavored, watery coffee. Finish: short, dry, scant. Notes: Wow, this was disappointing. Perhaps it was the fact that this was on cask, but it was almost flavorless, with an incredibly watery palate. Blech. Draught from cask at the brewery.
DCLawyer (2685) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the brewpub. Dark brown with small lite tan head. Toasted malt, smoke, roasted cocoa. Thin but tasty.
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 (1824) - 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 (6174) - McLean/Jackson Hole, 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 (7470) - 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 (1105) - 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.