MadRobin (2251) - Silver Spring, USA - APR 16, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Sweetwater Tavern in Centreville, VA.
Opaque, deep ruddy brown, near black with fair lacing.
Aroma of slightly smokey, roasted malt and coffee.
Taste is dry, slightly bitter roasted malt and coffee flavor.
Slightly lighter than medium body with high carbonation.
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JamesD (243) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
scraff (2121) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 19, 2008
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brownish black, thin creamy tan head. Soft roasty chocolate nose with hints of burnt toast and coffee. Flavor is more of the same with light chocolate and coffee tones rounding to a faint hop bitterness. Light bodied and tad thin, soft carbonation, dry, bittersweet finish. Decent...
Nel (180) - Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2005
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours a pitch black with a nice, creamy tan head. The head is slow to fade leaving behind excellent lacing. Coffee, caramel, and vanilla are present in the nose. Low carbonation and a very creamy mouthfeel. A bit of dryness as expected for the style. Coffee and a bite of bittersweet chocolate on the palate. The coffee taste lingers awhile. The body is a little too watery in my opinion.
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 (6138) - 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
carl4beer (522) - Fairfax Station, Virginia, USA - SEP 27, 2008
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
on tap in Centreville. pours dark with thin head. aroma is tart with hints of roasted malt. mouthful is thin with a tartness that makes it hard to find the roasted malt... i thought this was a horrible stout...
jde123 (766) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 2, 2005
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.