Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2010
Draft at the Chophouse.
I feel like I must have had a different beer than everyone else, because I sure don’t see the charm of this one. A dark pour with a creamy tan head, this beer looks great. A roasty nose with notes of dark malt, perhaps a bit of smoke. The nose seems a bit lighter than it should be. The first sip sets my head spinning. Not because it’s layers of fabulous flavor, but because it is rough and raw. Overly bitter with more hops than an IPA, this one is completely out of balance. Burnt and just plain bad. Thankfully it is a bit light on the palate. Unfortunately it lingers for a long time. A very long time. I can’t say I recommend this one at all. In fact, I can’t even finish it. j12601 (11943) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2009
On nitro tap at the District Chophouse. Pours a deep dark sort of murky black with a medium sized creamy light tan head. Light roast, a hint of coffee, and a bit of chocolate, and very faint wine and caramel notes. A bit of chocolate, some roast, but a bit thin, probably from the nitro. Finishes with a long slow bitterness with some caramel highlights. unclemattie (4358) - Georgia, USA - NOV 6, 2009
Tap. Black pour, creamy light brown head. Nice lacing. Grapefruit hop, charred grains, toasted rolled oats, and light coffee are all in the nose. Roasty flavor. Sticky mouthfeel. Smooth texture. Full flavored. Full of roast, oats, and molasses. Well balanced. Finishes with slight fruity esters.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - NOV 3, 2009
26 Oct 09.
On tap @ the Chophouse. First off another horrible pour by the bartender. Black with a thick tan head. Aroma of roasted grains, chocolate and a smoke. Bittersweet chocolate flavor. Creamy mouth feel but thin on the finish. Decent beer. Radek Kliber (7359) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - AUG 11, 2009
On tap at District ChopHouse DC 7% 16.5P
ben4321 (6506) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - AUG 8, 2009
Appearance: quiet dark, brown-black little light shown. Large dense creamy top, thick with good lace on glass.
Nose: aroma that is not matching appearance, cardboard , woody with slight hint of black malt. 6-
Flavor/Palate : mid full bodied , mildly acidic with creamy roasted character with creamy textures. To soft to care.
Location: Tap at the Brew Pub , 8/7/09
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - FEB 17, 2009
I liked this one a bit more then the Bourbon version. I found the Oatmeal to be lacking (hardly detectable) mostly, I just got roasted malts, chocolate, and coffee. Anyway, it was a touch thin, and a not overwhelmingly good, but a nice stout, my second favorite beer of the visit (losing by a nose to the Brown).
Draught at the brewpub. Black with a creamy tan head that leaves some lace. Coffee, roast, and lightly sweet dark chocolate aroma. The flavor has a light roasty edge, low bitterness, low hops, and just a light sweetness. Smooth due to the good carbonation level, and probably the oats, but too thin for a 6.2% oatmeal stout. Balanced and smooth, but lacking and great or interesting flavors. The best of the bunch overall, though not as great for the style as the light lager. LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2009
On Tap at the brewery. Pours black in color with full foamy brown head. Aroma chocolate and roasted malt. Taste roasted mlat, bitter and dark chocolate with bitter finsih. badlizard (5533) - Berkeley, California, USA - SEP 10, 2008
On tap at brewery. Dark brown with creamy tan head. Chocolate and oatmeal aroma and taste, basic but decent. WillieV (197) - Maryland, USA - AUG 14, 2008
Poured a very dark brown almost black color. Served with no head and Ice cold. Strong tastes of coffee and a little hint of the oatmeal used. Would drink again.