maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Sweetwater Tavern - Centreville on 05/16/2009. Clear deep amber body with ruby highlights and a small frothy off-white head. Sweet toasty and bready aroma with some chocolate and light molassas. Sweet roast and chocolate flavor with a bit of toasty and bready malt. Medium body with mdoerately high carbonation.
MrChopin (3474) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 9, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Translucent chestnut, oily cream top, large bubbled ring. Nose is rich roast, wood, caramel sweetness in check by grain. Flavor is fantastically balanced, so much toasty grain and honey, huge balance, yet so delicate through the silky finish. Fantastic shit.
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I think this should probably be listed as a schwarzbier. Big roasty, chocolate nose, some light toffee and a touch of molasses. Nice and dry taste, lightly bitter, lots of milk chocolate, a bit of roast, very light smoke and a bit of molasses. Medium/light body is silky smooth with moderate carbonation. Brilliant stuff!
jrob21 (2731) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 28, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep mahogany color but slightly transparent. Decent malt profile of caramel and chocolate malt. Slight bitter metallic hop finish. All of it comes in a little flat. I would think you could add a little more of everything and get a more full bodied beer.
MadRobin (2173) - Silver Spring, USA - NOV 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap 6 oz. sampler at Sweetwater Tavern in Centreville, VA.
Clear, very dark mahogany with no head and fair lacing. It appears the head was removed before serving.
Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, wood, grain, caramel and a touch of light fruit.
Taste of sweet roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, coffee, smoked wood and nuts.
Medium/full body and low/medium carbonization.
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jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown ruby with a creamy tan head. Big roasted malt aroma with some smokiness. The flavor is roasted malt with some bitterness with chocolate and coffee backing it up. Medium body, smooth nice finish.
MilkmanDan (1943) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2004
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Deep red, wispy creamy mocha head. Nose a bit coffee. Coffee repeats in flavor, bit of bitter. Too thin, fades at end.
zdk (1816) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle shared at Grand Tasting - grassy and nutty with plenty of lagery yeast character and a touch of roast and chocolate.
DCLawyer (1617) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Sweetwater-Merrifield. From memory. Pours a medium brown with large tan head. Aroma is roasted malt with some coffee. Taste is same with some added sweet caramel. Decent, one of the better offerings from Sweetwater.
guzzler67 (1536) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2004
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark reddish brown appearance with a head that looks like it was nitro poured. Aroma was filled with toasted malts, coffee and a hint of nuttiness. Medium-bodied flavor that was just a tad on the thin side. Reminded me more of a schwarzbier with the moderate bitterness and lack of fruitiness.