kaser (994) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Murphy and sons. Poured with half the glass head that took forever to go away. Very dark unexpectantly. Smells like a sweet stout. Leather and malty taste. Smokey. Not bad, better than I thought it would be. Bacon aftertaste.
jlruthven (475) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Craftsman. Pours murky brick red, big soapy/foamy head. Sweet woodsmoke, big rye, bits of caramel and a hint of oak. Taste follows, with maybe a bit of vanilla sweetness from the bourbon barrel residue (or maybe its just my imagination). Soft, full palate. Nice.
beerbaaron (373) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 19, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Unclear reddish brown amber. Medium to large beige head, fully lasting with drippy lace. Smoke, peat, campfire, wheat, candy/fruit loops(?am I crazy!). Unique. Sweet and smoked. Smooth and surprisingly balanced to me. Interesting how it all comes together. Not being overly smoked allows more of the lighter character to stay in the background and makes for a fun beer to taste.
DrSilverworm (2701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tulip on tap at Keystone in Hyde Park, for $7. Hazy, brown / red color. Thin khaki head, good retention. Nice smokey nose, good wheaty sort of bready satisfyingly smokey flavor. Hint of pepper. Light caramel malt. Bigger body. Good smooth carbonation, kind of dry in the finish. Mostly sweet taste, in the way an American wheat ale usually is, but good savory aspect with the smoke as well, I enjoy that. Light fruitiness to it. I’m pretty full as I slowly consume this, but this is pretty good to savor, as far as light beers go
Tmoney99 (8771) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler shared by shigadeyo. Poured hazy dark brown with an average light brown frothy head that was mostly lasting with very good lacing. Moderate to heavy smoke and toasted bread malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium toasted sweet malt andf smoke flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Complex good beer.
jmikolich (1107) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Hmm, not sure whats going on here, the caraway and rye bread is very dominant not so much the smoked here... but a cool idea and decent tasting, not going to blow someones socks off but respectable from goose island.
monkeychugg55 (781) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy medium brown with a small white head. The aroma is light smoke and some Belgian yeast. The flavor is similar, but also includes bourbon barrel, and spice. The finish is very dry, with some wood and smoke. Alright, but the overall mix is a little weird.
rhsiung (309) - USA - FEB 17, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap @ fischman, so a little west of pulaski. far from intense, but a nice pure smoke. rating #10!
tmoreau (1625) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. serving to a Czech-pils glass at Lunar Brewing Co., displaying a bright & clear, amber/brown hue, with a modest layer of light tan head foam, and dots & dashes of lacing. The aroma was roasty, with some woodiness, herbal hints, and smooth but mild malt. The flavor continued these notes, adding moderate to low hop bitterness, a touch of peat, mild smokiness, a hint of leather, and a touch of tart astringency toward the finish. A calm but sessionable brew, somewhere between a smoked Brown or Scottish Ale.
DrnkMcDermott (2621) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint mug at the Wrigleyville pub. The menu describes this as a "Grodziski" style of beer. Dark reddish brown pour with a nice thick head. Smoked malt in the nose, a bit of wood smoke among the usual cheese rind. Taste has lots of thick malt to hold up the smoke. Invites obvious comparisons to a Bamberg bier, but also reminds me of a peaty Scotch ale. Also some phenol, which would be par for a smoked beer. Very substantial for a beer with "regular" alcohol count.
chanokokoro (138) - Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyed at the Beer Bistro in the West Loop, Chicago IL. Served in a Goose Island branded chalice.
Served with a two finger fluffy off-white head. The body is amber with dark brown hues. The head retention is excellent and a bunch of splotchy lacing coats the inside of the glass. The nose is a combination of rich toffee, light peppery spice and mild accents of smoky, charred oak. Quite complex, caramel and nutty toffee upfront and through the midpalate, joined by rye, peppercorn, and caraway that tingles the tongue. Finishes semi-dry with light smoke and continued rye and caraway spiciness. Lighter side of medium body with adequate, but gentle carbonation. Slick with malty smoothness. Highly drinkable. This beer was really impressive. The complexities are subtle, abundant, and expertly balanced. The result of the creativity that went into Casimir exceeded my expectations. A true pleasure to drink.