Ayumbomb (63) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 18, 2005
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I had this stout at the Bethesda location. Maybe it was just the batch I drank from but this stout was smooth and surely did not have a kick to it. It was the least bitter stout I have ever had. I’ll have to try this brew out at another location.
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of dark roasted malt, coffee and mild chocolate. Taste is somewhat acidic with coffee, chocolate, dark roasted malt, a touch of booze and a roasty finish. Not bad.
GT2 (8741) - San Diego County, California, USA - MAY 6, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nitro at the Bethesda location. Pour is a clear, deep ruby to deep cola red with a medium nitro brown head. Small lace. Aroma is smoke, ash, cherries, relatively muted. Taste milk chocolate, bitter, ashy, tobacco. Watery palate. Inoffensive.
BeerandBlues2 (10065) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Bethesda. Pours opaque with a large, creamy beige head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (roast, coffee, chocolate), no hops, and light esters (fruity) with notes of leather, smoke, and peat. Flavor is heavy malt (roast, coffee, chocolate), no hops, and light esters (fruity) with notes of leather, smoke, and peat. Light body, low warmth, medium carbonation, and a dry finish.
Thorpe429 (5011) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Reviewed from notes. On tap at the Rock Bottom in Bethesda, MD.
Pours black with a bit of a mocha head. Maybe two fingers, although that recedes fairly quickly into nothing much. Hints of lacing. The nose is mostly roasted malt with some vague notions of light hops as well as some coffee. Taste is fairly light in flavor with some roasted malt. Decent body with good carbonation. A nice lighter flavor without much standing out.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 10-24-2010
Skyview (5269) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 11, 2010
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at the downtown Milwaukee brewpub. Pours an opaque dark brown colored brew with a creamy tan head with excellent retention and lacing. Aroma of toasted dark malt, a hint of chocolate floral hops and a hint of vanilla. Taste is pretty close to the aroma character with a touch of butterscotch. Finish is semi-sweet with some butterscotch, vanilla and toasted dark malt aftertaste.
Earlier Rating: 5/7/2009 Total Score: 3.7
Backlog: On draught at Winterfest 2009 in St Paul, MN. Pours an opaque dark brown colored brew the a decent tan head that has nice retention and some spotty lacing. Aroma of toasted dark malt, a hint of chocolate, coffee and some dark pitted fruit. Taste is medium bodied, flavors of toasted dark malt, some oatmeal character, chocolate, coffee and roasted nuts. Finish is semi-sweet, smooth with a toasted dark malt aftertaste that quickly disappears.
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - MAY 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at the Campbell location @4.4%abv. Served on nitro, but why wouldn’t it be, right? Black with a lasting tan head. Fresh roasted barley, toasted bread, and milky chocolate aroma. The flavor is pretty balanced and smooth with a gentle bitterness but not much sweetness either. Roasted malt flavors of lightly burnt toast. Bready and a touch ashy. Light bodied but with a creamy texture that stands up to the roast. Solid stout and very drinkable.
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAR 20, 2010
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black pour with a thin white head. Roasty aroma with hints of coffee. Light and easy to drink bitter roast flavor. Hints of licorice. Some sweetness.
ben4321 (4092) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 13, 2009
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Location: I venture into the Rock Bottom Bethesda every now and again because it is so close, this is one of their standard offerings, and I’ve had it a few times on tap
Probably one of the more boring Stouts out there, it’s thin and boring, not terrible, just dull.
nickd717 (3569) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 26, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Bethesda location. Black in color with a tan nitro head. Roasty aroma. Flavor is roasted malt and coffee. Dry on the palate and a little lighter than I’d like.
Nate (3778) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From draught sample at Bethesda. Light chocolate and roasted malt, a bit of coffee and some lactose character. Dry stout tang. Dark brown-black clear with thin tan head. Medium body with smooth nitro carbonation. Starts dry with light roasted malt, a bit of chocolate, and some licorice. Carbonic acidity and a light hop bitter finish. Fairly smooth after with nutty character.