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.
Luvystypotables (1781) - 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 (290) - 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 (982) - 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 (653) - 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 (1918) - 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 (6551) - McLean/Jackson Hole, 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 (4378) - 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.
solidfunk (8063) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - SEP 23, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Some roast and lots of caramel. Too sweet for dry stout. Black pour with OK head and lacing. Bittersweet finish. Tap at space bar.
GenDV138 (6456) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - SEP 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
4 oz pour on draft at Spacebar. Dark brownish black with light beige head. Aromas of chocolate and roast. Tastes of chocolate, light roast. Medium body with a dry finish.