Westchesterco (2142) - mclean, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2016
On draft at the brewery it is a dark brown color with a slight ecru head. The aroma is chicory and the taste is a strong bitter coffee taste that mermaids I the palate with some hints of coffee beans. Iphonephan (7191) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2016
On draft at the brewery. Pours aB clear deep cola with a tan head. Roasted malt aroma. Flavors of toasted nuts and cocoa powder. Bitter roast finish. Kinz (3786) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - JAN 31, 2016
Growler. I was actually a bit worried here. So many of the stouts that I have had recently have been huge imperial monsters - I was concerned this was going to come across thin and weak as a result. Not a problem! Nice chocolate and coffee notes, and very smooth, almost slick mouthfeel with plenty of body. A touch of sweetness, but balanced by the roast. Very well done, liked this a lot. Brigadier (3725) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 15, 2015
On tap in Charlottesville (VA)
radagast83 (8301) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2015
A slightly different sweet stout plays more to my personal tastes with a profile like a liquid oatmeal cookie. If you prefer a bit more sweetness in your stouts than straight up black coffee check out this draft instead of Jack’s Java Stout.
Aroma / Appearance - A black fluid base and mocha head are par for the course. Sweet oatmeal cookies with a light sugar crust and dry maltiness sprinkle the air in breakfast aromas.
Flavor / Palate - Coffee and oatmeal play off each other as if drinking an entire breakfast in one glass. The fluid body and clean finish highlight a well made beer. It doesn’t have anything that made me want to track down some for the road but it does offer a solid regional experience as good as anything else I ran across in the area (and sometimes better).
Draft at Spacebar. Poured a very dark color, perhaps pitch black - maybe a touch of dark brown on the edges. Aroma was roasted malts, creamy notes.Flavor was about the same. Decent.
GenDV138 (7579) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2015
4 oz pour on draft at Three Notch’d Charlottesville. Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, roast, raisins. Tastes of dark chocolate, raisins, malt, caramel, roasty notes, oats. Medium body with a dry finish. can8ianben (1577) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Really tasty dark-as-night stout. Not the thickest or chewiest, but still a great representation of the style. Slightly sweet and rich, very malty. Nice. hershiser2 (3590) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2014
Draft at the brewery.
I had this after the Java Stout and I could barely tell the difference. Pours dark down with little head. Smells of coffee and chocolates. Maybe some leaves. Tastes similar. OK, but again just wasn’t wowed. emacgee (4704) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - NOV 13, 2014
Dark black pour with one finger of chestnut tan head. Roasty aroma with coffee grounds and roast barley, fruit skins and burnt sugar. Roasty and toasty in the flavor with a moderate bitterness and caramellish quote. Medium body. Travlr (25752) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - SEP 3, 2014
Draft at the source. Dark brown color. Aroma of burnt coffee grounds. Taste is very roasty coffee and cocoa. Nice.