Coastie (14) - Carrollton, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted at the Mariners Museum Craft Beer Festival.
Nice malty aroma, no hop aroma with hints of chocolate. Good head and a clear garnet color. Taste was great. Good bitterness with a slightly sweet chocolate finish. Medium body with a pleasing finish. I went back for seconds.
argo0 (14012) - Washington DC, USA - APR 22, 2017
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Enormous tan head atop cola brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cocoa, light chococaramel. Taste is moderately sweet chocolate, light caramel. Light-medium body, light stickiness.
SHIG (4952) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - MAR 19, 2017
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Poured a pitch black with a thin tan head. Aroma silky rick chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is super rich dark chocolate and roastedness to the back.
Luvystypotables (1860) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 16, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A coffee and smoked malt aroma, pours a dark brown with a tan head with nice lacing. Slightly dry I don’t get the claim of creamy mouth feel and I like a creamier stout. Full bodied with a coffee smoked malt and coffee taste. The bitterness comes through quite noticeably in the end. Much more drinkable than Guinness.
Wag23455 (1) - Virginia, USA - SEP 24, 2016 does not count
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had fresh from tap. Have to say this is my favorite of this brand’s offerings. Very drinkable. No holdover aftertaste. Some commented about bitterness however I experienced little. Mouth feel was a bit thin.
Shanebrews (293) - Virginia, USA - AUG 8, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Another O’Connor brew that is middle of the road for the parameters of the style. All of the requisite aroma notes and visual characteristics are there but the body is a little rough and sharp on the roasted malt. I like a creamier stout. The bitterness comes through quite noticeably on the finish due to the strength of the body. Not bad, but not my favorite type of stout.
Darwenus (1067) - Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2016
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
This isn’t terrible. It’s OK. It pours chocolate brown, the average head leaves a lot of lace. The aroma is a little bit of spice, cloves, a caramel/chocolate malt in the background. The flavor is mild. A bit of coffee on the close. Watery mouthfeel. I’ve had far worse beer than this.
kidobutai (678) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 18, 2016
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown, almost black color, 1 finger head, not much lacing. Malt and chocolate notes, carbonation, hearty offering.
Westchesterco (1964) - mclean, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2016
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 6/20
On draft at Ketch 55 in Avon.it is a dark brown color with a slight head. The aroma is roasted coffee and the taste is string bitter taste that had hints of black licorice and finishes with a bitter coffee
Iphonephan (6719) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On draft at Ketch 55 in Avon. Pours black with a thin slowly receding tan head. Nutty aroma. Flavors of licorice. Bitter finish.
jbruner (4564) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep brownish black on tap with fluffy tan head that leaves moderate lace. Aroma and taste of nice roast notes and dry earth. Really clean and easy, well done.