solidfunk (9222) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAY 22, 2015 jeremytoni (3082) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle poured a dark brown color with a fair amount of head. Toasted malty flavor with a lingering finish.
Pretty decent. Perhaps this is getting better than previous raters’ versions. Pours black with good head and lacing. Soft carbonation and freaky consistency. Roast and a note of bitter chocolate. Tap at brewery. jtclockwork (16955) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2013
Bottle shared with Yanick. Gusher. Black with gushing brown head. Nose and taste of vanilla, chocolate fudge, brownie and wood. Overcarbonated to a fault. Body is on the lighter side of medium. Some decent roast. jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2013
From tasting notes. Bottle. Pours black with a very large, brown head. Aromas of hard roasted malts and chocolate. Flavors of roasted malts, chocolate and a touch of earthy hops.
RABinCO (1511) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Bottle. Cap popped off with force. Poured black with an intense, aggressive head that will not go away. Aroma is heavily roasted malt. Taste is a bit....off. Definitely something bad about this batch.
MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Poured from 22 oz. bottle. Foam erupted rudely from bottle upon opening and continued to erupt even after pouring out a pint glass full of foam. Poured out yet another glass of foam and this thing is still erupting. Glad I was near the sink.
Head consumed entire glass when poured. Once things settled enough, I was able to get a glass containing an opaque, black brown liquid with a 3 inch brown head and very good lacing.
Aroma of charred cocoa and partially burned musty wood.
Taste of musty charcoal and bitter overroasted chocolate with a sweetness coming from parts unknown and a somewhat medicinal aftertaste. Except for the lack of any coffee flavor, this beer reminds me of coffee made by burning cheap beans in an effort to get a modicum of flavor out of them.
Medium body with explosive carbonation that becomes flat when it eventually exhausts itself. Mouthfeel is rather nice when there is some carbonation left. Not so when it is flat.
As much as I disliked this beer, it does have promise. I appreciate experimenting and trying to make a stout with a little more to it. Too bad this one did not work.
This is Baying Hound's first year. I'll give them a chance to adjust.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Derek881 (1272) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 11, 2012
Poured this beer from a large bottle into a trumpet style glass. The beer had a full black color with a gigantic, over-the-top dark tan head that was very foamy and bubbly and had long retention, but light cling and lacing. The aroma was a subtle toasty chocolate malt mixed with a bit of coffee and some grainy hops. The taste had a sweet chocolate flavor initially, but quickly gave way to a strong grainy bitterness. It was a watery but still thick beer with a smooth mouthfeel, which was fairly dry with average carbonation. mansquito (6732) - Nueva York, New York, USA - APR 16, 2012
Tap at the brewery: Pours a dark color with a large brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, hops, and chocolate. Nice roasted malt bitterness, but still a pleasant and easy-drinking mouthfeel. Everything is very well-balanced. Not much sweetness. Very robust. CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - FEB 28, 2012
22oz bottle: pours highly carbonated froth of beige foam eventually settling down into a mostly opaque black with dark mahogany edges. Has a dry roasted malty nose with some piny hops and a touch of band-aids. Taste follows suit with little sweetness and lots of roasted and black malts along with some coriander before a dry bitter and earthy finish. Has some acetone flaws that I’m not very fond of, although not as strong as their Sarvara. Hopefully they can remedy these things. JDBaker11058 (2310) - Maryland, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Appearance: near black with a rich, foamy and thick dark tan head, minimal lacing. Aroma: light, but with roasty dark malts and coffee, some bitter chocolate. Taste: roasty and smooth coffee, with strong flavors of very dark, intense bitter chocolate and dark brown bread. Finish: smooth, quickly turning dry, with lingering roasty, bittersweet chocolate and piney, resinous hops coming out to play. Notes: This is a simple stout done very well. Palate is smooth and creamy without being too thick. Flavors are well-balanced, with bittersweet chocolate leading the pack. Shared a bomber with Tony at Urban Barbecue on Bauer drive in Rockville.