TheHOFF43 (1615) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - SEP 28, 2012
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Sample on a tour. Pours brown, little aroma. Not a fan of this at first sip, would never buy this. Very bland and boring. Pretty much weak malts with no other distinguishable flavors.
craftycarl21 (2117) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 11, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Churchkey for the Surly event. Beautiful dark brown pour with a frothy head. Nose is reminiscent of a brown porter with english malt, with that beautiful toffee and caramel but with touches of roast complexity and a bit of nice bready texture and light crispness from the hop bill. Awesome bitter finish, with a creamy vanilla-like mouthfeel. Awesome brew for the style, and for the ABV.
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Churchkey during the Surly 10-tap event for Omar’s visit to DC. Served in a goblet.
Pours a very dark brown, bordering on black. There was a good tan head and some nice lacing on the way down. The nose brought some roasted malt and a bit of coffee. Good integration that gets even better in the flavor. Packed with beautiful malt notes, especially considering the low abv. Light-medium body with a slight bit of chewiness and nice carbonation. Overall, a really excellent beer.
argo0 (11167) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Clear garnet-brown body, small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, nut, raisin, some bittersweet chocolate, light smoke. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, nut, some raisin, smoke. Light-medium body, light stickiness.
oteyj (2127) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with hints of garnet and a small white head. Delicious lightly toasted and roasted malts with hints of cocoa nib and creaminess. The flavor holds more amply toasted malt with milk chocolate and bakers chocolate in the finish. Medium body with fluffy carbonation and a chalky finish.
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Dark brown color, small beige head. Aroma of chicolate and roasted coffee beans. Taste is toast and nutella. Nice.
radagast83 (4040) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Churchkey. Clear brown color with a wispy tan head. Aroma was roasted, with nutty notes. Flavor was roasted malts, a bit of toasted nuts, bitter notes. Enjoyable, pretty session-able.
GT2 (7720) - Carlsbad, California, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at CK. Clear nut brown pour to darker brown. Smaller tan head. Roasty nose with hazelnut and dark sponge cake. Mild cocoa. Taste is clean, roasty. Almost like the small beer from an imperial stout. Bitter, clean, nutty palate. Nice stuff. Thinner mouthfeel is expected.
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nimbleprop (4160) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
4oz pour at Churchkey. Pours a transparent dark brown with some creamy off white head. Nose is roasty and nutty, malty, stale brown bread. Flavor is malty, bready, sweet, yeasty. Chalky mouthful. Sessionable.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 10, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at The Happy Gnome. Pours deep cola black, with a thin off-white head, and ropey lacing. Nose is spicy cocoa, with light coffee and gentle hops. Just a wonderfully well-rounded nose. Flavours of root beer, toffee, bright hops, nice smoke, fudge, and coffee. Just beautifully put together, and at 4% I think I might be in love just a little bit!