Emeister84 (653) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aromas of chocolate, berries, and earthy hops. Almost black, with ruby highlights, and a beige head of good retention. Somewhat sweet with chocolate and coffee flavors, and supportive bitterness. Full bodied, creamy, with low carbonation, and an earthy, chocolatey finish, with lingering bitterness.
drowland (5888) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled during CBC 2013. Almost black pour with a small tan head. Surprisingly light aroma, some dusty chocolate, earthiness, a bit of acidity and dark fruits. The flavor follows suit. Not bad.
JDBaker11058 (1104) - Maryland, USA - JUN 26, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance: nearly black, with a giant foamy dark brown head. Aroma: strong pine and resin, medium coffee and general roast. Taste: as the aroma indicated. Finish: dry and bitter, with piney hops and bittersweet dark chocolate the prominent lingering flavors. Notes: Palate was pretty creamy. Roasty and bold flavors. Perfectly acceptable stout. NoVA Brewfest 2013.
obguthr (3373) - Lynchburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Roasty aroma, weak coffee notes. Cola brown, medium yellow head. Charred oak and coffee flavor with a raspberry tinge that doesn’t seem to belong.
radagast83 (3996) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had a sample of this beer at the brewpub. This particular brew poured a pretty dark color, practically black, with a tiny tan head. Aroma was some roasted notes. Pretty darn good.
Foxbush (1190) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
1/2 pint at the brewpub The dark balack beer had a small head with lacing. The stout had a rich roasted malt aroma. Chocolate was also detected to taste. This is a seasonal beer that had average carbonation. There was an astringent taste at the finish.
Velkyal (275) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2012
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is mostly coffee and spice with a back note of wet dog. Taste is overwhelmed by a roasted bitterness bordering on acrid astrigency. Lacking balance and maybe some sweetness.
Drake (7828) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled on draft at the brewery. Pours a dark brown color appearing opaque black when poured. Huge brown head. Decent head retention and lacing. Aroma of sweet malts and a faint earthy note. The taste is chocolate, roasted malts, minty hops and cherry-like fruit notes. Thin bodied. Slightly watery.