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RATINGS: 17   MEAN: 3.91/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Our S.O.B. stout was aged with whole coffee beans in the serving tank. The oils in the beans provide fragrant coffee aroma and flavor to this imperial stout.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 9, 2009
Dark brown color with a small, but stable, beige head. Coffee oozes out of the aromas. There are hints of black malts and dark chocolate. Black coffee flavors with caramel cream in the background. Roasted malt comes out in the finish and dries things out. Light acidity thins it out in the end. Another, if you like coffee...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nbutler11 (1267) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 30, 2009
On tap at the Clybourne location. Pours pitch black with a brown head. Coffee and cocoa aroma -- fairly basic. Tastes a lot like iced coffee with the addition of some red chili powder. Very approachable.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (13196) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 4, 2009
Tap at goose Pre DLD day ... Black ... smokey roast big coffeee nose ... big big cofffe front with a little roast.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (8557) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2009
Wow the coffe rocks in this one. On tap at GI. Aroma is coffee that you can smell from quite a distance. A bit of roast is also present in the nose. Flavor has tons and tons of coffee. If you like coffee brews then this one is for you. If not, then move along. There are some roast and chocolate flavors, but the coffee wins out here.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
inkubus27 (269) - highland, Indiana, USA - APR 6, 2009
Big nose of coffee combined with some roasted malts. Nice malty mouthfeel, creamy is the best way to describe it. If you’re a fan of coffee and stouts, this should be right up your alley. Nice smooth coffee flavor, with a very mellow bitterness. Very drinkable and went down really easy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BBB63 (5750) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - APR 4, 2009
Tap at GI Clybourn: Deep brown and nearly opaque with a small but lasting beige head and good lacework. The aroma is espresso beans, burnt malts, a hint of chocolate and liquorice, and some grassy hop vapours. The taste is coffee for sure with a layer of sweet malts in the background. Hints of plum and bittersweet chocolate before a slightly smoky and earthy finish. The mouth feel is soft and a tad thinned out by the coffee presence. A solid stout that is mostly in balance, worthy of a try.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Draft at Goose Island Clybourn. As it turns out, they released this one after the bourbon aged version. Pours a deep, dark black with a nice dark ring of a head. This is a very coffee forward beer at first, and crazy drinkable. Nose is strongly coffee, though really not a whole lot of "beer." There are some sweet notes, but mostly the coffee jumps over them. Taste is pretty similar, though a nice bitterness comes through from the hops and clouds out the tang of the coffee. A very nice coffee beer, but mediocre IS...

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - MAR 5, 2009
On tap at Goose Island Clybourne. Pours a very very dark brown with a healthy tan head. The nose is sweet and creamy, full of full flavored coffee. It really captures the strata of coffee flavors in ways that most coffee beers fail (miserably). A hint of anise with less roast than found in style. The mouthfeel is full and creamy, really quite substantial, though with low carbonation. The flavors are in line with the nose, failing to disappoint. Again, full flavored coffee over a creamy malty imperial stout. Very complimentary. Not a ton of hops or roast, as per the style. Instead, the coffee really shines through. Coffee acidity and perhaps fruitiness fill in instead. A good dose of chocolate. Satisfying. Best thing I’ve had from Goose Island!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
railcat1 (676) - Hammond, Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2008
On tap,This was a overall good IPS with a lot of coffee and more coffee flavor and lots of malts and chocolate that pours black with a tan head and very tasty.CHEERS!!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2008
Now this is a good solid brew to start out the day. Had this on tap at brunch today and it was some good stuff. Pours black with thin tan head. Aroma of a little chocolate, but mainly coffee. Oily mouthfeel, but in a good way. Very good coffee flavor, and it actually went well with breakfast. Very enjoyable.


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