deyholla (8011) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from the tap at the Clybourn location. Poured a dark brown with a slight red hue and a brown head that that dissipated to the edges. Aroma had a combination of light roasted malt and a light pine. Flavor began with sweet roasted malts and was joined by citrus with a hint of backing pine.
bradner (91) - Oswego, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Consumed on premise at Goose Island. Poured into a snifter. Was cola colored with a slight head. Aroma of hops and malt. Light bodied with a smooth somewhat oily taste. Tastes of hops and malt. This was a great collaboration. It would be nice to see it bottled!
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Full taster pour at gi cly... Pours stouty cola with reddish edges and a thin cream off-white head... Light roast, chocolate, and a piney hop backbone... Flavors are mostly roasty with a medium chocolate profile and finishes on a green citrusy note. Body is somewhat thin.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a very deep brown nearly black with a small off white head. Aroma has some chocolate malt with a touch of toast and burnt caramel with some piney hops. Flavor starts with a sweet bitter cocoa note before opening to a piney and lightly citric hop character. Remains creamy and earthy into a soft hoppy and not overly bitter finish. Medium body and a softer carbonation. Good black IPA, not overly harsh or bitter.....uhhhhhh I just noticed this is listed as an IPA, whoever added this must be wrong. It is an IPA......and it is black, with debittered black malts.........hmmmmmmm Ill rate it as such
rhsiung (1107) - USA - DEC 21, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
cask-conditioned at the clybourn brewpub. yes, dark and light-bodied. no, not hoppy.