holdenn (2100) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at WLV. Black with a beige head. Notes of chocolate malts. Sweet chocolate with a nice bitterness. Bitter chocolate. Sweet. Nice. 7/4/8/4/15
drewbeerme (3915) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
draft at WLV. pours dark brown with no head. aroma is rather green, grassy. flavor is rather green, grapefruit, citrus, thin body bright citrusy finish thin easy drinkn stout
jrallen34 (3500) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
draft... great surprise at wlv... black body with a light tan head, not a ton to look at... I get almost all of the influence of Amager in that it tastes like a typical Danish stout that is watery charred water ok, but nothing special
tmoreau (3150) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
First beer of the evening and served to a half-pint glass at the Goose Island invasion of Hop Leaf. Black/brown in color, with a small, dark tan head, and curtainy lacing that advanced to web-like. Not a lot of nose at first due to the cold delivery, but gradually offered up some light roasted malt and cocoa notes. The body was porter-like, with a subtle creaminess to the mouthfeel. Some caramelly sweetness showed up in the flavor, along with a strong, hop bitterness that lasted into the finish and coupled up with a decent dryness.
hombrepalo (1963) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
1/2 Pint pour at Hopleaf. Big black pour with a thick and opaque half-inch brown head. Not expressively aromatic just rosted malts and some coffee. Roasted malt flavors dissipate into a smooth, mellow, no-nonsense brew. Nice slick mouthfeel. a bit semi-sweet and bitter.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at hopleaf in a half-pint glass... Pours a dark semi-viscous almost black pour with a thin soapy light beige head... Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and dark fruit with minimal hop presence.. Flavors are big on roasted malt and chocolate notes with an adequate semi-bitter hop finish which adds a mild degree of bitterness. Smooth consistency, albeit just a bit thin. Nice roasty impy stout but doesn’t shine through others.