tmoreau (1625) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Overlooked review of this presentable Porter that I tasted a few months back in the bar at RB-Yorktown but didnít have all the commercial info to enter at the time as I thought it was the return of the Nibs Porter. Mug Club dispensed with a black/brown hue, light tan bubbles & cream head foam, and curtainy cling to the lacing. The nose was roasty, with caramel, a touch of vanilla, cocoa, and a dry & slightly burnt coffee scent at the back. The flavor also offered some light sweetness, smooth malt, moderate bitterness, and a pleasant creaminess to the mouthfeel. The body was medium to full, and the finale was crisp with some moderate dryness.
Treebs (733) - , Illinois, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had on tap at Rock Bottom Lombard. Served in a nonic pint.
A: Pours a dark black color with a creamy tan head forming on the pour. It dissipates to a thin cap and leaves some sticky webbing of lace down the glass.
S: Some bakers chocolate, light coffee bean and heavily roasted malts.
T: Sweeter milk chocolate. Coffee bean and vanilla. Mild lactose sugar sweetness with a heavily roasted malt body carrying the sweetness throughout each sip.
M: Medium bodied with a medium to high semi-prickly carbonation. Creamy feel to it.
O: This was a very solid porter. The taste was nice, but the nose was a slight let down. Glad it picked back up.
Serving type: on-tap
@ Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery, 94 Yorktown Center, Lombard
Reviewed on: 09-03-2012