nimbleprop (4596) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
4oz pour at Churchkey DC. Pours a hazy deep brown with a ring of lacing, white head. Nose has cocoa pods, nutty, a little walnut meat, malty, toast, some cream soda. Flavors of chocolate powder, malt, brown sugar, a little coffee, some vanillin. Mostly dry finish.
solidfunk (3658) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good cacao and some vanilla here. Pours clear mahogany with good head and lacing. Soft carbonation. Finishes a little bitter. Tap takeover at Churchkey.
Iphonephan (3041) - McLean, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draft at Churchkey in DC. Pours a clear cola with an ecru head. Coffee nose. Flavors of coffee , cocoa and a hint of licorice. Medium bodied. Bitter finish.
radagast83 (4440) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4oz draft at ChurchKey during the SAVOR Surly event. Poured a dark brown color with a nice light tan head. Aroma was like cold-pressed coffee, lots of roast - dark chocolate notes. Flavor was like a cold hot-chocolate had been lightly poured into a nice cold coffee. Light vanilla bean. Very pleasant and enjoyable.
Nickls (1814) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - MAY 9, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Fluffy two fingers of an eggshell head, deep dark brown. Lots of coffee, burnt toast, dark chocolate, and vanilla in the aroma. Damn tasty, chocolate, roast, smooth vanilla easing into a milkshake finish. Lighter smooth slick body .
gendv138 (1028) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 ounces on draft at ChurchKey during the SAVOR Surly event. Pours a dark brownish color with light tan head. Aromas of coffee and grounds, roast. Tasting notes of coffee and grounds, roast, light vanilla and chocolate, toast. Medium body with a dry finish.
bluemooner (599) - East Bethel, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a reddish, dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is a lot of chocolate with coffee notes. Flavor is roasted malt with a some great coffee notes along with vanilla and caramel and a big dark chocolate finish. Medium body with soft carbonation. Great brew.
drpimento (2173) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - APR 29, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Very good drinking beer. True clean balanced favors. Excellent body. Ditto finish, though a tad on the rich side. Great appearance, good head retention. Had several of these.
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DalzAle (1965) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - APR 16, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap. Dark black pour, a little thin carbonation and an aroma of rich high end dark chocolate and a little vanilla. It has the similar rich malty profile of bender, but heavy on the chocolate flavor with some hints of vanilla sweetness on the aftertaste. Nice take on the original, and way better in my opinion.
Dfonorow (1349) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Surly Darkness day 2013. Black with a medium khaki head. Aroma and flavor of cocoa, vanilla extract, coffee roast, and toffee. Finish is sweet and roasted, like a coffee with cream and sugar.