GenDV138 (8059) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Draft at Brewer’s Alley. Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of roast, cream, chocolate. Tastes of licorice, cocoa, roast, light cola. Medium body with a dry finish. Travlr (27103) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Draft at the source. Brown color, beige head. Nice roasty aroma. Taste is coffee grounds and cocoa powder, dry finish. Tasty. sonnycheeba (6751) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Tap. Pours deep, dark brown with average, creamy beige head; good retention and spare lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, figs, earthy hops, and light smoke. Flavor is roast malt forward with some supporting dark fruit esters and hops; creamy taste with a dry finish. Medium body, low carbonation, and low warmth. strongpieman (1651) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAY 26, 2012
Draft. Heavy coffee aroma, bllck, tan faomy head. Said to be nitro but seemed standard. Medium body, slight bitterness. Strong coffee stout a little heavy on the carbonation. keepersj12 (3143) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Off my few beers at this place, this was my favorite. Finally a bit of aroma. Roasted malt and chocolate. Pours a nice almost black with a very creamy lasting head. The flavor is similar with a nice vanilla highlight. A bit on the thin side but pretty good.
ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - MAR 23, 2010
Cola and chocolate, light roast, very dry. Solid effort that worked extremely well on cask, highly drinkable. Brewer’s Alley’s beers were a pleasant surprise at the DuClaw cask fest. EricE (1372) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 4, 2009
Opaque dark brown pour with a thin light tan head. Roast coffe aroma. bitter roasted flavor with cream. A little watery but a decent stout. nuplastikk (6651) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 24, 2009
Draft at the brewery. Opaque black-brown with a patchy white head. Smooth roasty chocolate aroma. An easy drinking stout, presumably nitro-poured. Light and watery in some respects, but mossy, smooth, and impressively flavorful. Hits the spot. sinkr (323) - Odenton, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2009
Tap (cask conditioned)@Brewer’s Alley in Frederick, MD->mini pilsner glass. Pours a lasting, creamy head that exhibits spare lacing atop a black body. Smokey malt aroma. Medium body, dry and chalky taste. I enjoyed this beer considerably. Derek881 (1272) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2008
Had on cask at the brewpub, served at about room temperature. The beer had a big spicy and roasty aroma of chocolate, coffee, and caramel malt, a bit of grainy and earthy hops too. It was a dark brown-black color with a creamy, dark tan head that had fairly good retention and size. The flavor was pretty sweet, slightly spicy and lively, and the chocolate and coffee tastes were detectable. It had a very creamy palate, and was very wet and full, with a lower amount of carbonation. It’s a good beer, I think if it was chilled a little more it would help with this beer, but it did have a lot of character.