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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Roasted malts & real coffee make this stout well balanced & smooth...decaf not available!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (6106) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2016
4-5 oz pour on draft at Sweetwater Tavern Merrifield. Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of roasty notes, coffee, dark chocolate. Tastes of dark chocolate, roast, coffee. Medium body with a dry finish. Nice coffee flavor. One of their better beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DCLawyer (2786) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Draft at Sweetwater-Merrifield. From memory. Pours a deep brown with tan head. Coffee dominates, with some chocolate and oats. Nice stout, if predictable.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Draft at Sweetwater. The nose is pure coffee, and just amazing. I'm not sure if it makes me want to drink a cup of world class joe or a beer, but it's inviting. It's not particularly dark for a stout with a big head that quickly faded to trace bubbles floating on top. As expected, its taste profile is coffee forward, and there's just enough rich, chocolate malt body to keep it balanced. Somewhat fizzy mouthfeel for a stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Drake (11961) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Served on draft at the Sterling location on 4/30/11. Pours a dark brown color with a thin head. Poor head retention and lacing. Aroma of roasted malts and rich coffee notes. The taste is coffee, roasted malts, faintly sweet notes and an ashy/coffee ground finish. Thin-medium bodied. Almost a good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6511) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 10, 2011
on tap, black pour with off white foam, poured too cold this rounds into a decent beer after some time, coffee and a little smoke comes out, finish is thin still

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 22, 2011
This beer reminds me of coffee iced cream. It goes down pretty easy with strong coffee flavor and Noyes of chocolate. Slightly cream with a bitter roast finish. I enjoyed it and I’m not a big fan of coffee beers.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2011
Mill chocolate nose, decent roast, some coffee. Taste is nicely dry, some bitter and milk chocolates, watery coffee and some dusty yeast. Nice session.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (7392) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Draft at Merrifield, VA location. Black/very dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma was coffee, roasted and toasted malts. Flavor was roasted malts, bitter coffee, touch of dark chocolate. Every refreshing and enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
llcooldave (1189) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - DEC 24, 2010
On tap at the brewpub. Black with a very fizzy cola colored head. If I had to guess, I would have thought that it was a glass of cola because of its high carbonation. Very rich coffee & cocoa aroma with a similar flavor. Overall, this is really nice. A good solid offering from Sweetwater.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2009
Draft - Merrifield. Black, tan creamy head. Mild roast coffee and vanilla cream nose rests on underlying milk chocolate oat tones. Roasty iced coffee flavors balance on light bitter chocolate notes from start to finish. Light bodied with medium carbonation. Nice, but a touch more heft might have done it wonders...

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