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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 3.38/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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a dry Irish stout...smooth & fruity with a long dry roasted finish...this is a deeply satisfying beer


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (4655) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2008
Draft at Merrifield Va location. Pours an extremely dark color - almost black. Extremely dark brown colored head. Aroma is roasty. Flavor is roasty, with touches of chocolate. It’s pretty smooth - and compliments a dinner quite well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jrob21 (2563) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2007
Draft sample at falls church. I was pleasantly surprised by the depth and complexity of this one. Nice bittersweet chocolate flavors. Roasted coffee aromas. Slight sweet smooth full bodied finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JamesD (243) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2007
Tap at the Centreville Sweetwater. I liked this a lot and ended up getting a growler. The flavor is very coffeeish and malty, a little dry. This is definitely not a thirst quencher. This beer goes very well with red meat. Not the best there is, but certainly worth a try, and not that expensive. A growler costs about $20 to purchase and then about $7 to refill.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexanderj (3318) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 18, 2007
Tap at Sterling. Poured a dark brown, with a light brown head. Looked a little creamy. Aroma was light, of coffee and chocolate. Flavor was mostly roasted malt, coffee and some chocolate hints. Have had better of the style.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MullMan (1099) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2006
on tap at the sterling location. blackish brown body, a little brownish at the edges. thin creamy short dark tan head. faint chocolate malt aroma. flavor is roasted malt, a little bitter, faint coffee. faint roasted malt finish.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nel (180) - Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2005
Pretty decent beer. My girlfriend liked this moreso than I. Light coffee in the nose and mouth. Roasty stout flavor. It seemed as though it might be a little unbalanced. It reminded me of a black and tan in that respect.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
meathookjones (245) - Sterling, Virginia, USA - MAY 7, 2005
Reviewed from a recent trip to the Sterling Sweetwater. This came out with a black body and a slight brown head. Immediately you can smell the roasted malt and coffee aroma. Flavor is not all that complex as the strong roasted malt dominates anything else in the beer. Maybe slight notes of coffee, the aftertaste was dry and bitter as well. Mouthfeel was about medium to light with a smooth feel to it. Ok drinkability as the roasted flavor does get a bit old after a few glasses but overall a pretty good brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheBeerGod (5254) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2005
Grolwer. Black bodied with a huge fomay brown head. Nose is coffe, roasted malts, dark chocolate, light woody notes, and vanilla. This is not unlike Dominion’s Oak Barrel Stout from the bottle. Taste is chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, and light cocoa. Body is smooth and fully carbonated. Very pleasant feel to it. Finish is roasty malts, chocolate and burnt coffee. Light bitterness throughout. Good stuff!

2.4
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
jde123 (764) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 2, 2005
The server touted this beer as their "newest and greatest beer ever brewed." While this is probably true for this brewpub, this beer was still terrible. Watery, color is off, tastes like a pale lager strained through Folger’s coffee. Had that acrid aroma and taste of regular Folgers coffee. Awful stuff. Would not get this again.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 30, 2004
growler: Impressively dark stout with a daark brown head that tried to leave the glass. A burnt malt flavor with a very dry flavor. Mild aftertaste, but that was expected. A decent offering.


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