solidfunk (7627) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Roast and sharp grain – bringing a good grain profile seems to be a trademark skill of these guys. Pours dark hazy brown with good mocha head. A big nut flavor. Finishes bitter, with a hint of caramel sweetness. Tap at brewpub.
ilovedarkbeer (2712) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 14, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a black brown color with a beady light brown head. Nose is roasted malt with coffee ground and cookie crust. Easy drinking but well balanced.
snoworsummer (4701) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Mad Fox. Pours very dark brown with a fizzy off white head. Tastes like burnt roasted malt, nutty, burnt toast. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like wood, burnt coffee, toast, roasted malt.
GenDV138 (5989) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz cask pour at Mad Fox into a nonic pint glass. Black with two fingers of light tan head. Aromas of roast, sweet cream, vanilla, chocolate. Tastes of chocolate, caramel, roast, coffee, subtle dark fruit. Medium-full body with a dry finish. Creamy mouthfeel.
Bamsen78 (5034) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - OCT 9, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught @ Churchkey, Wash., D.C. Pours cloudy very dark brown with small, airy tan head. Dark, grainy and malty aroma with touches of caramel. Mild, subtle bitter flavour of grain and roast. Very subtle caramel touches. Nearly no carbonation. OK but nothing that would sweep me off my feet.
kermis (11045) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - OCT 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sampled at the brewpub. Pours dark brown with a light beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, grain and a little dark chocolate. Flavour is moderate sweet and over moderate bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
DCLawyer (2690) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft sampler at the brewpub. Pours a dark brown with thin tan head. Coffee, cocoa, roasted and sweet malts. Thin and touch watery.
nimbleprop (7492) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 3, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a watery but opaque black with some tan head. Nose has some chocolate, some bread, cracker, stale coffee, molasses. Flavor is nice, lighter than I thought it would be, mild sweetness, dry toasted bread, molasses. Dry finish.
Travlr (21444) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask. Pretty much black, large bubble tan edge head. Aroma of dark milk chocolate and pumpernickel bread. Taste is similar with a bit of coffee. Nice.
BVery (9574) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at the brewpub. Dark brown pour with a clingy off white head. Roasty and soy elements, not as smooth as I’d like but not bad.