Drake (7123) - 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.
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 26, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask. Beige head atop brown-black body. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, some chocolate, caramel, coffee, earthy. Taste is moderately sweet, mocha, caramel, roast, light burnt. Medium body, some stickiness, light acidity. Much more body than expected for a 4.2% beer.
Butters (3590) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at the Richmond 14th Gathering. Growler. Dry roastiness. Very faint coffee. Roast bitter finish. Very good.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Sample Date: 3/19/2011 Source:Other) Growler from the brewery. Nutty chocolate with hints of roast and caramelized sugars in the aroma. Clear very dark amber brown with fine off white head. Roasty with coffee and burnt sugar notes and chocolate. Black patent malt? Very dry with a bit of a roasty astringency which lingers. Light body and mouthfeel.
BeerandBlues2 (8556) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler shared by maltdawg at the 14th Richmond Gathering. Pours black with a large, frothy beige head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma and flavor are heavy malt (roast, chocolate), woody hops, fruity, smoke, leather, peat, and prunes. Light body, low warmth, medium carbonation and a dry finish.
sonnycheeba (2543) - 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.
mansquito (2878) - 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).
DiarmaidBHK (3062) - 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!
Westchesterco (682) - 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,
radagast83 (3794) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Brewpub. Poured a dark, almost black color, with a nice creamy tan head. Aroma was nutty, chocolate notes, caramel. Flavor was roasted coffee, chocolate, roasted malts. Mouthfeel was creamy, enjoyable, smooth and refreshing. Pretty darn enjoyable to be honest