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. Iíll have to try this brew out at another location.
GT2 (7720) - Carlsbad, 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 (9003) - 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 (4968) - , 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
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 wouldnít 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 (3471) - 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 Iíve had it a few times on tap
Probably one of the more boring Stouts out there, itís thin and boring, not terrible, just dull.
nickd717 (3400) - 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 Iíd like.
Nate (3531) - 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.
ToadMan (559) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 18, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On nitrogen tap in Bethesda. Sold beer, dark with a chocolaty head. Solid aroma of lightly roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor is smooth and moderately sweet, some tones of chocolate, a bit of roastedness. Finishes with a touch of bitterness. The nitrogen suits it well, a smooth, solid beer. Nothing remarkable but very drinkable. Its somewhat boring, but still good.
prosqtor (408) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 31, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
From the nitro tap at RB Milwaukee, in a plastic shaker (for shame). Looks like a stout should, smells tasty, and tastes very good. This is a stronger stout than a dry Irish stout -- almost an Impy; itís a coffeer (is that a word?) stout than most coffee stouts Iíve had. Only got better with warmth and age.