rumproasts (6035) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - AUG 10, 2015 Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Served on nitro at the brewery. Pours a dark brown color with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of roasted malts and chocolate. The taste is big chewy roasted malts, chocolate, bitter hops. Medium bodied, creamy texture, refreshing. Nice beer.
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2015 Tap. Black with one finger head. Nice chocolate hops. Solid flavor. Smooth, dry finish. TheBeerGod (6261) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2015
Draft at County Grill. Black pour with a short tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, caramel, sweet malt and light cocoa. Taste is roasted malt, sweet malt, caramel and cocoa. Body is medium with a moderate creamy carbonation. Finishes with more roasted malt, cocoa, light coffee, caramel and sweet malt. nearbeer (5606) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Pint on nitro tap at Southern Railway Taphouse. Opaque with a lasting creamy nitro head. Nose is muted cocoa, coffee and caramel. Tastes are the same but a bit bolder. Light-medium body is smooth and balanced with a medium carbonation. RussianDragon (877) - - MAY 13, 2014
On draft at Del Ray Pizzeria. Pours a dark brown/near black with red hues on glass when backlit. Lasting off white head and lacing. Aroma is mild: sweet roast malts, bittersweet chocolate, lactic sweetness. Flavor is same with coconut notes on top. Thin body and mild carbonation. Sweet finish. Emeister84 (2580) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2013
On nitro at the brewery. Aromas of coffee beans and fresh barley. Dark ruby with a fully lasting, satiny, beige head. Dry, roasty, somewhat smokey, and with subtle fruit. Light-medium body, very smooth, and finishes clean.
tia (2228) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Tap. Very dark with creamy head. Light roasty aroma. Roasty dry flavor. Not too heavy. RABinCO (1707) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Draft at the brewery. Pours deep brown with a creamy smooth head. Sweet roasted aroma. Very smooth mouthfeel. Light chocolate taste, surprisingly sweet. Slight lactose bite. Great session beer. Foxbush (2113) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Visited the brewery on the day they introduced a Sidamo coffee stout. I sampled the new Nitro Irish Stout. The stout poured a deep dark brown with a nice tan head. This is a very smooth stout with the nitrogen creating a creamy texture similar to Guinness. Drier than a guiness though with a soft carbonation. I asked to do a growler but it was not recommended. The nitrogen dissaptes slowly and would be loss over time. This is a beer for watching the playoffs.
Butters (4176) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Sampled on nitro at the brewery during the Anniversary Release party. Clear dark brown pour with decent khaki head. Roasty with a bit of what I perceived as a lactose bite (though I wouldn’t expect that from a dry stout). Drier than a guiness though, roasty and earthy, and not all that creamy despite being on the nitro. Decent and sessionable though.