nimbleprop (4809) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Black Squirrel’s Michigan beer event during DC Beer Week 2014. Pours a murky deep brown with some clumpy beige head. Nose has a lot of malt, brown sugar, a bit of tree bark, some cocoa nib, perhaps a hint of booze. Flavor is malty, crackery, bread crust, cocoa, hints of booze, something a bit umami too, like roasted mushroom. Smooth finish. Held up well.
Iphonephan (3187) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
From a growler at the Beer Heads Meetup. Pours a clear dark cola with a tan. Roasted nose. Flavors of coffee and a hint of chocolate. Slight bitter roasted finish.
nramsburg (259) - New York, New York, USA - JUL 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots of chocolate and nuttiness. I agree with a previous commenter that there is almost a liqueur quality (concentrated chocolate + sweetness) that's here. That said, not much heat from the high ABV present here. Surprised, yet pleased, to find this in the middle of summer in Brooklyn.
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solidfunk (3889) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good show for these local guys. They make a great porter and this is a very drinkable, balanced imperial stout. Pours black with great head and lacing. Roast and dark chocolate with some subtle hops. Sweet and bitter finish. Booze well hidden. Hopefully they bring this back and pump it up a little to make something truly great. Tap at Black Squirrel.
argo0 (11450) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 14, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Dark brown body with large tan head. Aroma is moderately sweet, Belgian chocolate, light spicy. Taste is moderately sweet, spicy, Belgian chocolate, light chocolate liqueur. Medium-full body, some effervescence.
jcos (1525) - Maryland, USA - MAY 13, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Savor 2014. Pours dark black. Taste of chocolate, hints of dark fruit. Really nice.
BrewBoxer (1979) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the growler NYC. Bartender told me it was a maibock . Tastes more line a stout. Highly volume. Easy drinking. Decent
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evanlarkin (307) - Northfield, Minnesota, USA - FEB 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Muddy dark brown/black, with a big tan head. Dark and malty, with lots of belgian yeast character. Taste is belgian yeast, with just a bit of roast dryness. I like it.
strap (409) - Seoul, SOUTH KOREA - FEB 9, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
picked up a growler at Whole Foods. dark as cola. strong roasted malt aroma. complex flavor with some coffee, chocolate, vanilla. very malty. drank half the growler and could definitely feel the 9.5%
dbarnold (1126) - Bethesda, Maryland, USA - FEB 9, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler courtesy of one of the marketing reps from the brewery, thanks Matt!
Pours dark, slightly carbonated. Belgian yeast adds a slight sweetness but it’s not overly sweet and maintains a full bodied, hoppy roasty palate. Finish is relatively dry and lingering. Alcohol is completely hidden, overall delicious stout that’s deceptively drinkable.