Travlr (21190) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Dark brown, small briwn head with poor retention. Aroma of milk chocolate and Starbucks. Taste is similar. Not bad for 4 point something.
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 14, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
The aroma is rich chocolate with a bit of coffee. The taste is fairly balanced between chocolate and coffee, very tasty, malty good. Hops present for balance but not very noticeable on their own. Good beer, but a bit watery.
hopscotch (10563) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2004
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer rocks!
Midnight black, sparkling clear, ruby ale. Good retention and lacework. Notes of cocoa, cream, espresso and vanilla. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and lively carbonation. Short, burnt, coffee finish. World class stout!
radagast83 (7141) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - MAR 6, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap 12/31/08: Pours a transparent dark copper mahogany with a thin light tan head. Aroma is mild and slightly roasted. Body starts with average fullness and some roasty grainy character with metallic notes before a thin finish. Pretty bland and not very stout.
blutt59 (6502) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 18, 2010
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
on tap, dark brown pour with tan foam, aroma of nuts, cocoa, malty , flavors are quite dry, plain, coffee, chocolate, cardboard, light finish
TheBeerGod (5996) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2005
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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!
GenDV138 (5730) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 oz pour on draft at Sweetwater Tavern Merrifield. Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of milk chocolate, roasty notes. Tastes of milk chocolate, light licorice, roasty notes, bitter cocoa. Medium body with a dry finish. Solid.
alexanderj (3530) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 18, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
jrob21 (3405) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.