cubs (10677) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 28, 2011
On tap @ Hops Golden. Dark red/brown appearance with a tan head. Slight roasty dark malty nose but smells watery like all the others. A touch nutty, lightly roasty dark malty flavor. The best I had at hops but that’s like getting the silver medal in the special olympics. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2011
On tap at the Alexandria, Virginia location.
Pours a moderate shade of brown with a thin off-white head plus a bit of a cap and collar as it settles. The nose doesn’t start out too bad. There’s some chocolate and roast character before a metallic presence starts to overwhelm all but the chocolate. The taste is similar. It starts out with a decent enough chocolate malt presence before being hit hard with a fairly-harsh metallic presence. Mouthfeel is overwhelmed by this. Probably the best beer I had at Hops, though it still was jot very good.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 12-20-2010 radagast83 (8193) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2011
Draft at Hops Grillhouse & Brewery, Alexandria. Poured a dark brown color with a medium sized dark tan head. Aroma was toasted malts, touch of chocolate malts. Flavor was roasted malts, like a thin nutty porter. Was probably the best of the bunch I had. Ratman197 (15109) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2011
On tap at Hops Golden Colorado poured a clear reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of cocoa, carmel and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of carmel, cocoa, earthiness and a hint of fruiottiness with a smooth carmel finish. bubbleflubber (2231) - Swannanoa, North Carolina, USA - FEB 20, 2010
Mahogany pour, with sparse lace. Malty, vinous notes to the nose with faint coffee. Flavors are of coffee and dark malts. Pleasant coffee finish. Soft carbonation and a medium palate make for a smooth pull. My favorite of their stock selections, but in comparison..... what does that say?
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2009
Cask Stillage from the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center 26/09/2009
Malt and liqorice aroma. Dark coloured rich and smooth on the palate with a little dryness in a full malt finish. l1br4r14n (451) - Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA - NOV 7, 2009
Draft at Alexandria, VA location. Pours black with garnet in the shoulders and a thin off white head. Light aroma of roasted barley. Flavor is very roasty, some chocolate. Dry and mildly bitter finish. Full bodied mouthfeel. Pretty nice, on target for the style. phukktifano (159) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 10, 2009
The best thing on the Hops sampler. Black with a tan head. Aroma was sweet, roast, caramel and alcohol. Flavor is the same with less roast and more cereal. zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Part of a sampler set at Hops in Charlotte, NC, 01.20.09. Dark brown ruby, off white head. Aroma is malted, roasted, caramel. Flavor is roasted, malt, pine, caramel, smoke. Dmalone102 (223) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 27, 2008
This is definately the best beer that I have ever had at hops. I like it because it actually has some depth of character. There are roasty malt flavors, combined with a decent amount of hops to balance it out. It has a sturdy body also.