Theis (12483) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Goose Island Clybourn, Chiciago. Clear dark brown - offwhite head. Chocolate, roasted malts, berries, ok sweetness, cocoa, light bitterness, fruity, coffee notes.
BeerandBlues2 (8984) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 11, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at Wriggleyville. Pours dark brown with an average creamy off-white head, somewhat lasting, fair lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (bread, caramel), average hops (perfume), average yeast (sweat) with notes of cola. Medium bodied, alcoholic texture, average carbonation and a bitter finish. Average duration, light sweetness, heavy acidity and bitterness; salty.
hopscotch (8458) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 16, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft… DLD’08… Sits mostly black in my glass (clear, crimson/orange when held up to bright light) with a small, creamy, off-white head. Fruity, malty aroma with notes of dark fruit and berries. Ester of medium sherry with low acidity. Full-bodied and creamy with dancing carbonation. Good chocolate malt and fruity sweetness with light acidity and decent mineral bitterness. Bittersweet, mineral finish.
JoeMcPhee (8152) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 20, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Rattle N Hum. Deep amber pour with a thin white head. The nose has a bit of soft sweet caramel and a touch of soft raisiny character. Sweet but not cloying. A nice light chocolate flavour and a fairly prominent hoppy spiciness as well. Warming and sweet.
Ughsmash (6967) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ Wrigleyville. Poured a deep burgundy with little appreciable head. Caramel, toffee, and tubs of deep, dark fruit sugars in the nose. Very sweet flavor with red grapes, plums, a decent caramel base, and a progressively stronger alcohol bite at the edges as this warmed. Astringency levels rose as the brew warmed. Fruity sugars were held in check by a nice floral bitterness. Solid doppel.. but just too sweet for me to drink another.
crossovert (6088) - Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Actually a pretty decent take on the style, wasn’t expecting that. Probably their best spring seasonal.
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: Standard Doppelbock
How: Tap at brewpub (Clybourn location)
The look: Clear dark amber body with a small beige head
In long: Dark fruits dipped in molasses. The fruity notes do cover a lot of ground (raisins, figs, cherries, dates and even some bananas and litchis. Tickling carbonation. The beer falls short with a somewhat apparent alcohol and a low-profile hopping. Nothing memorable but this is a beer I can easily get drunk on. How ironic to call such a drinkable strong beer Aviator after all the scandals of drunk pilots (and even astronauts) these past few years. Next to a new “Republican condom” I cannot think of a more ironic product name.
phaleslu (5701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 30, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft in a sampler at the Clybourn brewpub. Pours a clear, deep copper color with a small off-white head. The aroma is faint. Notes of caramel, toast, brown sugar, chocolate, and booze- but all are stronger in the flavor. Medium-bodied, with a malty, uneven mouthfeel and low carbonation. Didn’t really work for me.
BBB63 (5693) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 31, 2005
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Clybourn, listed as 7.6% ABV on the board: Deep brown hue with a purple highlight, topped by a small creamy head and good lace. The nose detected plum, fig, blueberry, caramelized and toasted malts, mocha, grassy hops, and a dusty yeast ester. The taste was sweet and fruity with a lot of carmel and chocolate notes. The finish displayed a touch of smoke and some nutty qualities, very subdued bitters. The feel was quite lush and sliky smooth, the alcohol was very well hidden. Oh so yummy once it warms up (served too cold at first). A must try for warming up on those cold Chicago days.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JAN 18, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Pours a dark brune body with a thin off white head. Sweet candied malt tones, sweet esters, and a huge abundance of etoh warming. Chocolate and coco notes. Lightly bitter with a fruity and strong warming finish. Hot!