MiamiRedhawk (12) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 11, 2012
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On Draft at Ballydoyle Aurora. This pours very nicely into a 20oz tulip glass. About a finger or so of nice head, golden in color, it has the mouthfeel that you would expect from a nitro beer. Almost like a lighter guinness. Pretty good, different than boddingtons. I could drink a few of these for sure.
wlajwl (3565) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - DEC 23, 2011
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very beery and grainy in aroma. The flavor is decently malty with some sweetness in it. Not much to this ale but not bad really.
Headbanger (3051) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2011
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle 4/22/11 (Binny’s Downers Grove)-60° in Lager Glass-Pours a light golden amber with a small white head. Aroma of hops, caramel, and malt. Taste of malt, caramel, and sweetness. This medium bodied brew is not bad but not my thing.
tmoreau (2134) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On tap and nitro pushed to an imperial pint glass at Ballydoyle Pub in Bloomingdale, IL.. The color was a clear, golden hue, with abundant, silky cream to the head, and sheet-like lacing to the interior of the glass. The nose was very light malt and some graininess. The flavor was light malt and maybe a hint of sweetness, but hop that surpassed any hope for balance and crispness, leaving this light bodied beer to finish dry, and overly bitter for the style
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours straw amber with light notes of malt and sweetness. The mouthfeel gives a more lat like drive and it finishes with a bit of a sweet malt ending.
beerbandit09 (1) - hinsdale, USA - FEB 17, 2010 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
smooth and satisfying. goes great with food, and the cascading of the nitrogen is awesome
DrnkMcDermott (2748) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - FEB 2, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nitro pint at Ballydoyle. So this is actually contract-brewed for Ballydoyle, but as Ballydoyle is not passing this off as something they made themselves, like Pabst beers, I think this is the right description. So, it’s a bright golden orange in a Guinness pint, with a finger of fine foam, and patches of tiny bubbles clinging to the sides. A malty smell with some tart, like it was blended with stale beer. Taste has maltiness of a red ale, nicely sweet over a nondescript English hoppiness. Mouthfeel is a bit watery, but that’s to be expected for a nitrogen pour.