Drake (8536) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared at Travlr’s 10k. coronation. Pours a dark brown with a thin creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malts, bitter coffee, green hops. Taste is roasted malts, chocolate, bitter coffee, bitter hops. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness.
devman171 (965) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - AUG 28, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle, pours black with tan head. aromas is big roast and chocolate. taste is similar with a sweet finish
StefanSD (2130) - Lakeside, California, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750 ml bottle dourtesy of jmsal27, Thanks. Pours a black color with a small beige head that recedes to a fine ring. The aroma is medium in strength with anise, molasses and mocha. The taste showcases black licorice, molasses and dark fruits. The palate is full and viscous with soft carbonation. Finishes long and dry. Overall: Very tasty RIS.
Travlr (11810) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared I think by nimbleprop, thank you sir! Dark brown color, tan head. Aroma of cocoa, brownies. Taste is sweet chocolate, burnt espresso, medium body. OK.
nimbleprop (4869) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
750ml bottle pours an oily black with brown edges and a ring of beige head. Malty nose, chocolate, bread, toast, mild coffee. Flavor is sweet, malty, toast, mild Kahlua, a bit of acid to go along with bready notes. Full bodied, oily finish.
solidfunk (3997) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A sharp bitter dark chocolate taste with some background caramel and a little boozy sweetness. Finishes with light bitterness and some sweetness. Pours black with amber tint to it. Bottle shared by nimbleprop at Gene’s 10K celebration.
radagast83 (4633) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle shared by someone at Bluejacket during Travlr’s 10k celebration. Poured a dark cola, almost black color with a small tan head. Aroma was dark chocolate, booze, lots of roast - almost burnt malt. Dark chocolate, dark fruits, roast. Okay, a little boozy, and the charred notes were a bit too strong in this one.
gendv138 (1325) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by someone at Bluejacket during Travlr’s 10k celebration. Black with tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, roast, dark fruit. Tastes of dark chocolate, dark fruit, roast. Medium-full body with a dry finish. Oily, sticky mouthfeel.
Iphonephan (3248) - McLean, Virginia, USA - AUG 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Bluejacket during Travlr’s 10,000th beer rating celebration. Pours a clear dark cola with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate and licorice. Flavors same. Bitter roasted finish.
boFNjackson (4133) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ Bacchus in New Paltz... Poured jet black with a thin forming head. Nice bitter-sweet molasses with dark, mocha, coffee, cocoa, and roasted/chared grains. Some sweetness along with a balancing bitterness. Not a whole lot of alcohol presence for the high abv.