Braudog (6580) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at Taphouse/Queensway. Looks like a porter ... still and pitch black. Not much of a head. Easy to drink with just a mellow bitterness, and without much of a distinctive tilt either way. Their description is well written and accurate. Solid, but lacking distinction. (#4968, 4/2/2013)
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
sample at my local beer store. This beer have all the right components and aromas, but somehow seem too thin. The roasted malts and sweet finish give it balance through.
obguthr (6180) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Charcoal and vaniilla aroma. Black, thin tan head. Charcoal flavor, mild astringency. Slight sweet grainy roasty finish.
jcweaver (768) - VA Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a small, beige head. Roasted malt aroma with a hint of dark coffee. Roasted malt flavor with some dark chocolate/coffee and a hint of caramel sweetness. Similar and slightly chalky finish.
TheBeerGod (6168) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Smartmouth. Dark, nearly opaque, brown pour. Aroma is roasted malt, bitter coffee and dark chocolate. Taste is roasted malt, burnt caramel, dark, bittersweet chocolate, and coffee. Body is medium with a moderate, dense carbonation. Ends with more bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt, burnt caramel, dark bread and coffee notes.