chibuck (3507) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 5, 2011
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
draft... a star of a bad sampler, but even still not a great beer, easy to drink and unoffensive, but super boring, really bland taste
TheAlum (6825) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2011
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Flight serving on tap at the Clybourn Brewpub (Chicago, IL). Pours a hazed amber pour, a bit lighter with good glow on the edges. A frothy small filmy white head that dies down to said film, laces small. Aromas are touches of sweet malts, caramel and biscuits mix, some gentle toast, more bread dough. Some touches of florals and earthy hops, mellow sweetness lingers on. Initial is lighter bodiedn but the heavier end, offering a touch of caramel and butter, some toast and bread dough come into the fold, some dry florals, toffee, and cereal grains. Weird element at play here, buttery quality kinda takes over among the sweeter malts, toffee, some gentle dry toast and hops. Finish is a bit bland, some oranges, sweet wet malts. This isn’t my thing, offering a weird malt element and no telltale flavors. Bland and a bit buttery. Hmmmmm.
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on cask at GI Clybourn. pours amber with creamy tan head. aroma was nice floral and citrus hop notes, flavor was similar with toffee malt notes, nice hop character for this very good bitter.
inkubus27 (269) - highland, Indiana, USA - MAR 3, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On cask at GI Clybourn. Pours a nice reddish color with an amazing foamy tan head. Not usually impressed by that, but for some reason I thought this one was cool. Aroma of malt and faint English hops. Flavor starts with a hint of hops but finishes on the sweet side. From the appearance to the flavor you definitely notice the crystal malts. Could have drank this all night
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask @ Clybourn. Pours amber with a large white head. Very mild aroma, just a little bit of hops and malt. Smooth and easy to drink, a fine English Bitter.
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2009
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cask at GI Clybourn. I was told by the waitress that this was the cask offering. Pours a beautiful amber with a fluffy foam head. Nose is subdues, some paper and light EKG. Taste is very clean and light Crystal malt coming through, backed up by the English hops. In the middle, there is some light tart notes. Very soft and easy drinking with a big biscuity finish that ends fairly quickly. Another excellent bitter from GI.