Foxbush (1618) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This brewry was started across the street from my old office in Richmond, VA. It had state limitations on selling beer on the premises. This bottle was enjoyed on the Mattaponi River at an Easter dinner. The bottle of stout poured with a browish head and jet black in color. The stout went down smooth. There was chocolate and malt flavors that acsented this fine stout. The finish was dry but full of hops.
mrhenry (10) - USA - MAR 6, 2003
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Olde Coot wards off swamp insects and that's a big selling point with me...it's all about dual purpose
TheBeerGod (5752) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2003
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was good! Pours almost pitch black with a brown but quickly receding head. Smell of instant coffee and dark chocolate. The taste is a little bitter because of the hops but is very smooth. The chocolate is very pronounced in the finish. Good beer!
VA Homebrewer (525) - Portsmouth, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2002
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Nice nearly black color with a diminutive head. Aroma of dark coffee with some burnt notes and something not quite right in the background. Initial flavor of roasted coffee and some bitter notes with the same ’not quite right’ note in the background. After the initial few sips, I spent the rest of the glass trying to discern that off aroma/flavor and never could. It was a huge detractor from my enjoyment of the beer, and I can only describe it as smelling/tasting like some aftershave an Old Coot might wear. Slightly medicinal/hospitally and not like wet cardboard or skunkiness. Bewildering!
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - MAY 6, 2002
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
I love this brewery - their beer tastes like my homebrew, especially from the early days. This stout starts with a yeasty-fishy nose and gets chewy as hell - no that’s not right, more like gritty, a big rough texture with alternating bits of burnt toast, coffee grounds, clawing hops, and maple syrup. It’s just a big homely stinky bachelor uncle of a brew, and loveable all the same.
dolemike1 (1288) - Jeannette, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2002
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Overly, not that great in my opinion. Good aroma, burnt chocolate, but it was kinda watery and boring in taste.
MainerInExile (41) - Bangor, Maine, USA - NOV 24, 2001
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A decent stout with a fair amount of well-balanced complexity. I’d try it again.
Beer Lover (23) - Washington DC, USA - MAY 9, 2001
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fantastic stout from a great, craft brewery located in Richmond, VA. This is their winter seasonal that is rich and delicious. Somewhere between a traditional dry stout and an Imperial stout, with a big smack of hops thown in for good measure. Some really nice chocolate malt aromas meld with piney, cirtic hop aromatics. The palate is firm with lots of flavor and character. Flavors of sweet malt, chocolate, and coffee coat the tounge. This beer finishes chocolatey and roasty up front, then exploded into a nice hop bite that lingers. Really a great winter brew, that could be enjoyed all year round.
Gusler (2653) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 20, 2001
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A good stout as they go, I liked the heavy thick chocolate burnt grain taste, fair hop bite. ABV relatively high, decent after taste and deep brown to black color is appealing.
Aubrey (3508) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2001
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had a nice ’homebrew’ flavor - fresh tasting. Sweet start, burnt in the middle, with a dry finish. Enjoyable.