MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2012
On tap 5 oz. sample at Mad Fox Brewing Company restaurant in Falls Church, VA.
Opaque black-brown with tan head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of caramel, coffee and roasted malt.
Taste of roasted malt, chocolate, toffee and espresso. Sweet and smooth tasting.
Medium/light body and medium/low carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone GT (10017) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Cask at CK thx to Alex. Weak head atop dark ruby. Looks black. Nose is volatile detergent. Soy, cherries, black tea. Smoked meat even. Taste is watery, papery. Palate is very thin. Light smoked character. Odd.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Iphonephan (7287) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2012
On cask at mad fox in falls church. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Toasted malt aroma. Nice balance. Slight bitter finish. sonnycheeba (6360) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 18, 2012
Draft. Pours deep, dark brown with creamy beige head; good retention and lacing. Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruit and light toffee. Flavor is roasted malt, earthy hops, dark chocolate, and dark fruit esters. Medium body, warmth, and carbonation. blipp (9713) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Light roasted malty aroma with some light sweet malty notes. The flavor has dry roasted malts, with some nutty and caramel sweetness. Nice.
jrob21 (3812) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2011
Growler for Thanksgiving. A pretty standard but well made adn true to style drink. Great creamy oat malt body and nice roastiness. Slight bitter finish and good sweetness. Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
On cask at the brewpub Halloween Day 2010.
Pours a very dark brown bordering on black with a thin tan head and some nice lacing. Nose is roasted malt, slight coffee, and a bit if vanilla. Taste is very slight vanilla and roast with a tiny amount if chocolate. Feel is fairly light with low carbonation. Nice and easy drinking.
Serving type: cask
Reviewed on: 10-31-2010 Drake (14078) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 11, 2011
Served on draft at the brewpub. Pours a very dark reddish brown color with a medium frothy light tan head. Good head retention and lacing. Nutty and roasty aroma with some chocolate notes. The taste is roasted malts, chocolate, oats, nuts, sweet caramel notes and mildly bitter hops. Medium bodied with a lingering bitterness. Nice beer. BeerandBlues2 (13825) - Escondido, California, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Tap. Pours clear black with ruby highlights and a medium, creamy tan head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, roast, nutty, toffee), light hops (woody), and light esters (fruity) with notes of oats and sugar. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, roast, nutty, toffee), light hops (woody), and light esters (fruity) with notes of oats and sugar. Full body, low warmth, medium carbonation and creaminess with a lightly dry finish. radagast83 (8476) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2010
On tap at the brewpub (also had cask). Pitch black pour with extremely creamy head. The beer’s appearance really reminded me of Guinness. Flavor had notes of chocolate, dark malts, and what I can only describe as lactose (probably just the creamy character). Taste was not overpowering and the alcohol content wasn’t front and center so it was really nice.