Travlr (13664) - Washington, Washington DC, 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.
argo0 (11710) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Cask. Creamy tan head atop brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, chococoffee, some roast. Taste is moderately sweet, roast, coffee, some bittersweet chocolate, light earthy/grapefruit. Soft medium body, light creaminess.
BeerandBlues2 (10239) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Pours clear black with ruby highlights and a medium, creamy tan head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, roast, nutty, toffee), light hops (woody), and light esters (fruity) with notes of oats and sugar. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, roast, nutty, toffee), light hops (woody), and light esters (fruity) with notes of oats and sugar. Full body, low warmth, medium carbonation and creaminess with a lightly dry finish.
Drake (9251) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Served on draft at the brewpub. Pours a very dark reddish brown color with a medium frothy light tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Nutty and roasty aroma with some chocolate notes. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, oats, nuts, sweet caramel notes and mildly bitter hops. Medium bodied with a lingering bitterness. Nice beer.
GT2 (8819) - San Diego County, California, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Cask at CK thx to Alex. Weak head atop dark ruby. Looks black. Nose is volatile detergent. Soy, cherries, black tea. Smoked meat even. Taste is watery, papery. Palate is very thin. Light smoked character. Odd.
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BVery (7103) - Burnsville, 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.
blipp (6418) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Light roasted malty aroma with some light sweet malty notes. The flavor has dry roasted malts, with some nutty and caramel sweetness. Nice.
kermis (5870) - The Hague, 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.
nimbleprop (5290) - 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.
radagast83 (5175) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub (also had cask). Pitch black pour with extremely creamy head. The beer’s appearance really reminded me of Guinness. Flavor had notes of chocolate, dark malts, and what I can only describe as lactose (probably just the creamy character). Taste was not overpowering and the alcohol content wasn’t front and center so it was really nice.