brokensail (10530) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 12, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour is pretty much black in color with a finger or so of tan head.
S: There is an almost chocolate liqueur aroma to this beer. Lots of cocoa with some coffee and dark, roasted malts. A bit of licorice and molasses notes with some overripe plums.
T: Intense chocolate flavor to the beer as well. Lots of dark chocolate, cocoa, and some milk chocolate. The same sort of chocolate liqueur character is there along with the roast and mild coffee.
M: Medium in body, but not as thick and rich as I expected. Medium in carbonation.
O: This was a good beer, but it didn’t leave the same kind of impression on me like some of the other Goose Island stouts.
jkwood04 (3744) - Connecticut, USA - JUL 11, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle in a shaker. Pours black with a thick, tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malts, light coffee, and some hops. Flavor strong of dark chocolate. Very thick. A really good beer.
deyholla (6483) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUL 11, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to my Michigan crew! Pours black with a cream brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of chocolate, both sweet and bitter with some backing roasted malts and dark grains. Flavor has a bit more roasted malt still with a lot of chocolate (both) and a bit of a backing sweet dark grains. Nothing really stuck out for me on this one.
Nisse666 (4029) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared thx to tkrjukoff 2011-07-09 Sätila
AR: chocolate rich, coffee, bitterness
AP: Dark brown, frothy dark beige head
F: vanilla bourbon, thick chocolate, coffee, truffel , cognac in the yolk
tkrjukoff (4020) - SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber. Pours pitch black with a nice brown head leaving lace. Aroma is roasted, sweet, malty, acidy, chocolate and meaty. Velvety fullbodied sweet mouthfeel. Flavor is pungeant, roasted, sweet, alcohol, bitter and chocolate; right in my alley. Finishes with a longlived chocolaty and coffee aftertaste.
rlgk (10047) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - JUL 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, thanks to tkrjukoff. Black beer, creamy beige head. Milky chocolate aroma. Chocolate flavor, cocoa, sweet, licorice notes, roasted, some spices. Long chocolate finish.
matthewjk (887) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Wow! This is pretty much terrible! I enjoy going against the grain every now and then and this is a prime example. What this is is concentrated and fermented soy sauce. I’m a fan of imperial stouts and I can barely give this one a grade of C. Goose missed "Big" on this one.
arone12 (919) - Maryland, USA - JUL 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a very black color with little to no head. What there is of the head is brown. Smells of rich coffee and chocolate. Taste is a little sweet with lots of chocolate in the front. Nice coffee flavors all over this drink. I like it oodles.
SrSilligoose (3217) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUL 7, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle from phaleslu- thanks peter! notes of doughy cocoa and milk chocolate. some soy sauce. earthy. some chocolatey booze. good, not great. soy sauce was a tad offputing. big for no good reason. lacks finesse.
oldgrumpy (104) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 6, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The beer for Gods. What a pleasure. If all beers were like this I would be drunk every day. Rich flavor. Lots of coffee and chocolate. Great balance and taste. Another great stout from Goose Island. I might have to move to Chicago.