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RATINGS: 33   MEAN: 3.5/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Three of our favorite porter recipes were blended to create this nice roasty hop balance of Centennial and Cascade hops and strong malt backbone.

Chestnut brown color, raspberry aroma, grapefruit and roasted malt flavor, medium body


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8507) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Sample at the Clybourn brewpub. Dark brown pour with a medium beige head that diminishes steadily. Short strings of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt and hops. Medium body with flavors of sweet malt, hops and a bit of tart fruit. The finish is chocolate malt with a light bitter aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
holdenn (2083) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 21, 2012
On tap at Goose Clybourn. Fizzy carbonation light Malty nose a good amount of roast Bitter cocoa malts and roast. The bitter roast is nice but simple flavors. 7/3/8/4/15

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
JoePeesie (870) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - MAR 10, 2012
On cask at GI on Clybourn. Pours a jet black with an effervescent tan head that laces nicely. Nose and taste is sweeter that expected with a bit of raspberry. Very nice beer paired with my lamb burger. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Draft @ Cly. Pours brown with a tan head. Aroma of fruit, chocolate, roasted malt. Somewhat sweet, chocolate, raspberries.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DWestrick (440) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 22, 2012
draft at tasting at brewpub - quite nice - strong malt and nicely roasted. smooth

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryanfolty (1883) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 28, 2011
December 28, 2011 cask at Clybourn. Semi-opaque reddish brown poue with minimal head. Berry, malty and alcohol aroma. Taste was roasted malt with slight bitter finish. Smoot, creamy and medium bodied palate.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Flight on tap at the Clybourn brewpub (Chicago, IL). Pours a rich brownish dark hue, light throws lots of ruby notes throughout with a frothy beige head, dies to a film and laces small. Aromas are fruity and dry, touches of roast, dryness, and toast quickly come into the fold. Seedy red fruit, raspberries and strawberry preserves, some currant, roast, toast, gentle sweetness. Dry touch of hops. Initial is medium bodied offering touches of dryness and toast up front, quickly moving into a red fruit feel. Raspberries and strawberries give a distinct jammy quality, touches of tartness, sweet red fruit, currant. Some toast and roast, gentle bready quality, some light sweeter caramel and dry floral and gentle citrus hopping into the middle. Finish is a touch earthy, toast, and lingering berry qualities. Roasty, some cocoa, touches of citrusy hops. Pretty nice, but much different than expected.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2011
Sample at goose cly... Pours a dr pepper like hued liquid, mostly reddish brown and topped with a light beige headthat retreats to a thin film... Aroma is dark fruit with a bit of tartness thrown in while not enhibiting a deeper chocolate or road profile at all... Flavors exhibit noted of cocoa alongside dark fruit and a little citrus. Fruit and semi-sweet with more of a fruit influence. Medium bodied with adequate carbonation. Deviates from the style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Draft at clyboun, pours dark mahogany with off white head. Aroma is surprisingly fruity - Jammy fruit and raspberry seeds, mild chocolate notes. Flavors are sweet milk chocolate, fruity grapefruit and melon notes, smoother roast to it. Healthy hop bitterness. Thin body. Low carbonation. An odd porter, An odd cross between English and American and actually doesn’t seem very porterish really, more like an American strong but whatever I found it interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3437) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Draft at Clybourn. This appeasr to be a slightly different beer, perhaps with berries. At any rate, pours a deep brown-black with a tan head. Nose has sticky notes of caramel and cocoa and some soft raspberry notes. On tasting, it is medium sweet with cocoa, some honey notes and notable hops. Faint raspberry tartness and caramel. Pretty interesting and different.


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