drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap at FS. pours black with tan head. nose is malty, chocolatey. flavors of chocolate, rather bread doughy, raisin, thin body with low carbonation. poor mouth feel for an oatmeal stout.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 19, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, and a touch of hops. Nice creamy flavor, decent stout.
BeerBunker (962) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Flossmoor Station. Pours black with a foamy tan head. Aroma is of chocolate, oat, dried fruit, and malt. Taste is of malt, oatmeal, dried fruit, chocolate, and coffee. Has a very dry malt base. There is also a very nice hop character to it. I was surprised that such a very earthy, grassy hop flavor managed to make it through all the oat and chocolate. Mouthfeel was medium, and it drank very easy. Yeah, I could session it.
pittsburghkid (8) - VALPARAISO, Indiana, USA - JAN 18, 2010 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Probably not fair to rate just after I have had speedway and stones this weekend. Flavor was watery and weak but with a 5.5 alco content I guess it wasnt meant to compare. Nice smooth taste with little after taste, but lacking in complex flavor. Tasted more like a subtle smoked porter then a stout. It was a good lunch beer.
BVery (9189) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2009
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Flossmoor. Jet black pour. Tan head. Burnt nose, semi-metallic taste. A little creamy. Some caramel. Maybe a little meat and smoke in the taste.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
black, fluffy tan quickly disappearing head, very lacy. a good looking brew. nose of chocolate malt and bitter coffee. flavor of bitter coffee, with chocolate undertones. full bodied, bitter finish. a breakfast treat.
JaBier (6490) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at Flossmoor. Pours darkest brown with a big tan head. Roasty malt nose with a bit of chocolate and coffee dryness. Roasty chocolate flavor up front with a dry coffee finish. Very dry and appropriate for this time of year.
gws57 (1275) - Saint Charles, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this one on draught at the brewpub in Floosmoor, Illinois. Oily black pour with a thick, foamy medium brown head, chocolate malty nose. Flavor is complex with notes of cherry, nuttiness, and smoke. Drinkable, dry finish. A decent stout.
lithy (2996) - Capital of Appalachia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 22, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black, brown head. Roasty aroma, chocolate. Taste is chocolate, nice oatmeal body, roasty bitter astringency.
3Faveryrogue (181) - Aslip, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
A -Smells of oats, roast, chocolate
A - Black into imperial pint @ the station. No surprises.
F - Bunker’s side of sport peppers wrecked my palate. Does not go well with spiciness. Weirdo. Oats and chocolate sweetness. Mild hoppiness
P - Slick and creamy. If those 2 go together.
O - Pretty decent. Not the greatest stout. But a nice offering. Personally awaiting the return of Iron Horse. WHY WON’T THEY ERASE IT FROM THE CHALK BOARD! SOLD OUT doesn’t make much sense if you’re never going to brew it again.