Iphonephan (5682) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAR 15, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours black with a tan head. Rich chocolate aroma. Flavors of milk chocolate, espresso and tobacco. Bitter roast finish.
radagast83 (6795) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 10, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at the March DC Tasting. Poured a really dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma was roasted malts, some bitter dark chocolate notes. Flavor was dark chocolate, roasted notes. Light licorice.
GenDV138 (5259) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at the DC March Tasting. Dark brownish black with beige head. Aromas of roast and chocolate. Tastes of roast, chocolate, toffee, licorice. Medium body with a dry finish.
solidfunk (6870) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 5, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great beer and great balance. Black pour with good head and lacing. Caramel and some chocolate. Some booze. Bottle.
Travlr (19935) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 5, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Clear deep maroon color. Aroma has coffee, dark chocolate, licorice. Taste is rich fruity espresso, overbaked brownies. Tasty.
beeratarian (204) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 23, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours almost black with thin beige head. Aroma is light coffee and roast. Mouthfeel is medium and flavor is roasty and coffee. Not as thick as some of the huge stouts but tasty for these guys.
Ron (3423) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Chris at Christmas. Dark brown in color. Nice light brown head. Leaves good full lace. Nice big coffee aroma with some dark chocolate. Bigger body. More chewy texture. Lighter carbonation. Lightly dry in the finish. The alcohol is noticeable in the aroma and the flavor. Moderate bitter taste.
Evolutionary (448) - Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2015
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from giant eagle gahanna. Smoky and dark nose and black thick pour. Similar to founders but this is more like a mix of a milk stout too with the lactose sugars. Very smooth and just a bit too sweet. Decent and a good brew, however.
Maddog (502) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big, roasty and complex. Many layers of flavors. Aromas of dark roasted coffee and big malt. Roasted malts, vanilla, dark roasted coffee with a big, sweet and creamy mouth feel.
DialSquare (4066) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle from Andersons in Sylvania: black pour, medium frothy tan head that recedes pretty quickly. aroma of coffee, milky, bitter chocolate. tastes are sweet mix of the same. like a breakfast and desert beer rolled into one. also get vanilla, molasses, roasty. handles the abv well. palate is on the thin side. leaves a chalky bittersweet finish. very nice.