JStax (7394) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - SEP 24, 2017
Draft sample at the source. The beer is a dark brown with a khaki head of foam. Sweet chocolate and molasses with strong toffee and caramel. Very sweet. Creme brûlée. Medium body and moderate carbonation. lamas (1664) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 19, 2017
Draft at The Arsenal on 09/02/17. Served in a little snifter. Arrived at the table a jet-black with a thick tan head. The aroma featured chocolate, coffee, caramel, vanilla, and only the faintest hints of cinnamon and chili peppers. Went down full-bodied and velvety smooth. The taste was all chocolate cake, coffee, creamy vanilla, and slight touches of cinnamon and chili peppers. Plenty of warming alcohol was apparent throughout. A bit disappointing as I was hoping for a bigger chili presence. tsd08460 (1302) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - SEP 2, 2017
On tap at the brewery
Aroma: roasty, cinnamon, chocolate, peppers, vanilla
Appearance: black with a tan head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation,
Very nice Lubiere (14341) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2017
UPDATED: AUG 19, 2017 A deep dark stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, nice chocolate malt with light Mexican spices, cloves, light cinnamon, very nice. In mouth, a nice chocolate malt with light cinnamon notes cloves, light chili, alcohol warmth, very nice and big. On tap at brewery. 8-4-8-4-15. reggiedunlop (3726) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2017
Pours black with a medium tan head. Aroma has notes of cinnamon and chocolate that dominate...some vanilla and coffee peek through. Flavor follows suit...sweetness at first but gives way to dry cocoa roastiness...himt of smoke and super subtle heat at the end. Awesome.
dwyerpg (6578) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 4, 2017
Quite nice stout. A little cocoa, but smooth and drinkable. Good brewery to stop by before a nationals game. JDBaker11058 (2439) - Maryland, USA - MAY 27, 2017
appearance: near black, short creamy light tan head. aroma: chocolate, earth, cinnamon, hint of vanilla. taste: sweetish, with a bit of chocolate, just a hint of chili heat, some cinnamon and roast. finish: dry, slight lingering sweet chocolate and coffee. notes: Not bad; good aroma and flavors, but the palate was too light for the style. Draft at Owen’s Ordinary in Rockville, Maryland.
trapped (3864) - New York, TURKEY - MAR 6, 2017
Draught @ the Arsenal. Opaque dark brown with small frothy beige head, mocha aroma, sweet mocha taste, low carbonation, somewhat thick body, long mocha finish. The coffee component is stronger, but a bit thin in general. nickd717 (5008) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 20, 2016
Draft at Owen’s Ordinary in North Bethesda. Black in color with a ring of tan head. Nice aroma, chocolate and coffee, cinnamon, vanilla, sugar. The flavor is fairly sweet, very nice, some lacto sweetness, vanilla, cold brew coffee, cream, spice, slight chile smoke. Medium plus bodied, slick. Really enjoyable. bu11zeye (13288) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 7, 2016
(Draught) Pours a clear black body with a spare beige head. Aroma of chocolate, subtle chilies, horseblanket, and lactose. Flavor of chocolate, lactose, cinnamon, caramel, licorice, and vanilla.