DiarmaidBHK (6151) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2012
Draft at brewpub. Pours black with a half inch of brown head. Not much on the nose. Big roasted chocolate notes on the tongue. Has a bit of chocolately finish. Nice! mansquito (7148) - Nueva York, New York, USA - MAY 21, 2012
Mad Fox cask ($5.75): Pours a black colour with a cascading head that tops off with a creamy head. Aroma is chocolatey and roasted malts. Way more chocolatey than I would have expected. Body is pretty full, by which I mean that this had a way fuller body than most other Dry Stouts. Also, this beer had a good amount of flavour throughout. Slightly sweet (definitely more on the sweet rather than the bitter side of dry stouts). sonnycheeba (6561) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Tap. Pours deep, dark brown with thon, fizzy off-white head; good retention and spare lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, earthy hops, dark fruit, vanilla, chocolate, and light coffee. Flavor is malt forward with some supporting dark fruit esters and hops; dry, chocolate finish. Medium body, carbonation, and warmth. decaturstevo (6343) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - NOV 20, 2011
Brown/black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma of large chocolate and a hinto chocolate. Coffee flavor, earthy hops, and a hinto chocolate. Medium bodied but a tad fizzy. Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 6, 2011
Growler courtesy of MaltDawg at the 14th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering, 3/19/11. Pours a dark brown color with a thin head. Fair head retention and lacing. Big aroma full of roasted malts. Some smoky, chewy, leathery, tobacco notes and a faintly sweet finish. The taste is bitter roasted malts, a milky note, some faint caramel, bitter hops. Medium-full bodied. Quite drinkable. Quite a nice beer.
radagast83 (8625) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUN 24, 2011
Draft at Brewpub. Poured a dark, almost black color, with a nice creamy tan head. Aroma was nutty, chocolate notes, caramel. Flavor was roasted coffee, chocolate, roasted malts. Mouthfeel was creamy, enjoyable, smooth and refreshing. Pretty darn enjoyable to be honest Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2011
From the menu: "A Stout beer in the style of the great Irish brews made with Pale, Black and Chocolate malts with a heavy use of Roasted Barley to dry out the palate and lend a very roasty finish to this beer. A very malt accented brew that is lightly hopped with the English hop varietal First Gold. This beer is jet black in color and is unfiltered."
Served in a pint glass at the brewpub.
Pours a deep black with a nice off white head. Very creamy. Head lasts around for a pretty long time and it has good retention as well. The nose brings forward a moderate amount of roasted malt and some mild coffee, though nothing much else. A bit plain to lead off, though this picks up in the flavor, as some chocolate comes through in addition to bitter barley and some black coffee. Mouthfeel is really nice and a bit light. Low carbonation. Drinks quite well. A style I haven’t come across as often as I should, but I certainly enjoyed this example.
Serving type: cask
Reviewed on: 02-20-2011 BeerandBlues2 (14031) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Growler shared by maltdawg at the 14th Richmond Gathering. Pours black with a large, frothy beige head, long retention with good lacing. Aroma and flavor are heavy malt (roast, chocolate), woody hops, fruity, smoke, leather, peat, and prunes. Light body, low warmth, medium carbonation and a dry finish. MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2011
(Sample Date: 3/19/2011 Source:Other) Growler from the brewery. Nutty chocolate with hints of roast and caramelized sugars in the aroma. Clear very dark amber brown with fine off white head. Roasty with coffee and burnt sugar notes and chocolate. Black patent malt? Very dry with a bit of a roasty astringency which lingers. Light body and mouthfeel. Butters (4062) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Sampled at the Richmond 14th Gathering. Growler. Dry roastiness. Very faint coffee. Roast bitter finish. Very good.