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RATINGS: 8   MEAN: 3.08/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03/5   SEASONAL: Special   ABV: -
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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (8181) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 27, 2015
On "velvet" (aka nitro) at the 7th street location, pours a dark brown with some creamy, tan head. Nose has toast, burnt malts, bread, some pine, soap, a little chocolate. Flavor follows, medium roast, dark chocolate, toast, pine. Creamy finish. A bit dumbed down, but OK.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
DCLawyer (2825) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2015
Backlog. Draft at brewpub (nitrogen called "velvet"). Deep brown with lite tan head. Bittersweet citrus and herbal hops over roasted malt. Sub-par.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerdedDave (1623) - Beckley, USA - NOV 18, 2014
on tap at the brewpub; a nitrogenated version of their Black IPA; black with a creamy head; roasted malt and floral hop aroma; nice, smooth, roasted malt flavor; velvety, creamy mouthfeel; fairly bitter, though not at all up to IPA standards

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (14107) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 4, 2013
Nitro. Large beige head atop brown-black body. Aroma is medium sweet, roast, some grapefruit/orange, light chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, earthy/grapefruit, some chocolate, tangerine, light roast. low carbonation, somewhat thin light-medum body, light creaminess.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deaconmike (470) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - JUL 9, 2013
On tap at the brewpub; they are calling it "Velvet". Really great floral, tropical fruit aroma. Taste starts with some malty sweetness and transitions nicely into bitter pine and citrus. Body is a bit on the light side, carbonation is soft. Tasty beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (6100) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - DEC 28, 2012
Dark brown coloured body with a nice tan head, about two centimetres tall. Aroma of pungent hops with a citrus and piney bite along with some roasted malt and caramel/toffee - nice! Medium-bodied; Strong roasted malt flavours with a very nice balance of hops coupled with some sweet finishes, but a very malty flavour at the end. Aftertaste shows some great complexity with the roasted malt, a hint of light spices and a bit of sweetness balancing out the sweetness. Overall, a nice beer and a good example from the style, especially from a local brewer. I sampled this pint on draught on 30-November-2012 at the Washington location.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Travlr (23989) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2012
Draft at the source, under the name "Velvet." Dark maroon, thick white head that settles quickly. Decent pine aroma Taste is thin coffee grounds. Dilute body.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
On tap at the brewpub. Served in a pint glass. Pours near black with a half finger head to start. There is very little retention and getting lacing requires quite a bit of agitation. Even then, it doesnít stick around for awhile. The aroma is a bit strange with the forward notes coming from some milk chocolate, almost like a lighter stout. The hop aromas are very faint and I canít say that I would really recognize them if it werenít for the name of the beer. Along for the ride is the good old diacetyl character--fun, fun. The taste doesnít really get any bettter. Along with mild chocolate there is also some mild roast character and the faintest hints of light piney hops. A bit of butter in the finish, which is otherwise fairly mediocre. I didnít really want to.finish this and would not have it again. Serving type: on-tap Reviewed on: 12-08-2010

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