drewbeerme (3869) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
draft at stoutfest ’11. pours black with tan head. nose is citrus loaded with some chocolate mint there too. flavors are loaded with christmas orange candied citrus. chocolate and orange citrus working strong in this. medium body. didin’t get coffee but perhaps they used a lighter more citrus and acidic coffee blend. refreshing stout.
pantanap (3340) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Goose island Jin ju... Pours a lighter than your average stout and topped with a softer off-white head... Aroma is with an
assertive citrus orangey punch in addition to a vanilla aspect to it.... flavors are continuation of the same with an herbal tea-like quality wth vanilla
and light roastiness that comes together nicely. Light to medium bodied.
TheAlum (5205) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled on tap at Stoutfest 2011 (Chicago, IL). Pours a dark brown murky pour, darker with more brown edges, a small tannish head that dies to a tiny ring, minimal lacing. Aromas are some interesting fruity notes and blasts of roasty coffee, with sweet oatmeal, chocolate, and some caramel. Initial is an interesting fruity kumquat tang, with coffee, roast, a touch of spice. Mellow coffee, soda bread, and touches of toffee, cocoa. Lighter bodied overall, with the kumquat becoming the focus.. Leading me into a unique and interesting beer realm. Finish is a touch tangy, tart, and fruity with roasty coffee balancing or clashing well. Tasty brew, certainly unique and satisfying. Not your typical beer, but I’m not your typical beer drinker either. Enjoyed this.
wedgie9 (1792) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tasted on 3/12/11 on draft at Goose Island Stoutfest. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head that leaves a thin collar of lace. The nose is bitter dark chocolate with orange candy, orange peel, and freshly roasted coffee. The flavor is very dry with orange peel, fresh orange fruit, bitter dark chocolate, and freshly roasted coffee. The body is light with lively carbonation and a long bitter chocolate and orange peel finish.