nimbleprop (3845) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at the brewery. Inky brown with a ring of white head. Nose of sugar, candy, yeast, plum. Big sweet plum flavor, candy sugar, clove, brown sugar. Sweet finish.
RABinVA (989) - Fredericksburg, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2013
1.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Straight up watery chocolate milk in aroma and taste. No roast, no hop character at all. Pretty bad.
Beergeek23322 (1671) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
10/5/2013. Sampled at the brewery. Pours dark brown with a short tan head. Aromas of coffee, vanilla, chocolate. Almost like a light bodied stout. Nice flavors, very smooth.
TheBeerGod (4901) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Strangeways. Murky mahogany. Aroma is chocolate and dark fruit with yeast notes and caramel. Lots of caramel, dark chocolate, dark fruit and subtle yeast. Body is medium with a moderate carbonation. Ends with more chocolate, caramel, dark fruit and faint yeast notes.
Foxbush (1145) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at the brewery. This was tasted with a group of men from New Ways. The ale poured a deep dark brown with a thin brown head. When we took a tour we were told they used chocolate malt for this beer. The aroma had some chocolate and roasted malt notes. The taste had chocolate, caramel malts and a hint of spice. The ale had nice body and average carbonation. The finish was clean with some spice and chocolate.
bbrocks (1) - - JUL 2, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tastes it the first time at capital all house.. I found Chocolate, woody, coffee flavors.. Came back for the second time.. Felt it was better the first time around..
philoceraptor (5) - - JUN 14, 2013 does not count
1.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Draft at the brewery. Cocoa flavors, chocolate milk sort of taste and mouthfeel. Wasnít happy about it.
HopTsing (399) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
From the growler poured a dark brown brew with a brownish head. Flavors and aromas of sweet malt.
tia (848) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Growler @ RG 20. Brown with no head. Smells metallic and roasty and really sweet. Tastes really sweet, lightly sour, and roasty. Flavors seem a little disjointed.
Butters (3562) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the Richmond Gathering 20th! Also sampled at the brewery. Enjoyed it quite a bit both times. Clear dark brown with reddish highlights and small ring of tannish head. Nose has chocolate almost toostie roll edge and fruity banana/bubblegum esters. Has a very faint bandaid/plastic/phenolic note hidden in the background, which while normally I would pick out as a flaw, in this particular beer, it actually gives it an intriguing twist ending. Very nice offering that is far from ordinary, but very approachable.