phaleslu (5723) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft served in one of those Goose Island logo wine glasses at the iTap-Soulard Goose Island Stout Invasion. I guess itís a beer glass, but whatever. Pours a cloudy golden color with a small white head. The aroma is really dusty and dry, with notes of pale and bready malts, mild spice, coriander, citrus peel, and green tea. The flavor amps it up a little bit in all of those notes- really herbal, fresh, and crisp. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation. I liked the taste of this a lot.
DConMan (114) - Ballwin, Missouri, USA - JUL 9, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Enjoyed on-tap @ Citizen Bar in Chicago, IL for $9.50. Tapped from the Black/Silver Goose Island Tap Handle into a 16oz Pint Glass. Ordered two back to back because of the availability of this brew! May never see this hit the St. Louis area.
Aroma- The aroma is very potent with tons of orange, zest, and hop. Malt is introduced towards the end of the smell and is musky and almost Belgian like. Fantastic!
Appearance- Received with a 1 finger head that has good retention. The body color is a deep copper color and is semi-hazy. Leaves tons of lacing behind.
Flavor- Very spicy and fruity from the start. Orange peel and sweet hops come in towards the middle of the drink. Medium-High Bitterness.
Mouthfeel- Medium-Full Bodied, Medium Carbonation, Light alcohol warming and has a good amount of spice once again.
Overall Impression- A nice "limited" brew from Goose Island! Iím not sure if I would order more then 2 of these because of the price... Well worth it though and suggest anyone who has the chance to enjoy this. Very complexed all around.
GODiSSOUTHERN (342) - Virginia, USA - JUN 14, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Lucky for me I had a layover in Chicago and had this on tap at Frontera. It was a flavor explosion in a very smooth light bodied ale. Ale kinds of tropical fruit and nuance. Complex yet very drinkable!
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Goose Island Clybourn. Served in a sampler glass. Pours a golden-yellow color with a big white head and some lacing on the way down. The nose carries some mild spice and citrus peel. Very light hop notes in the background. Flavor has spice and light malt plus some citrus and fruit. Body is light-medium with high carbonation. Pretty good, though nothing stands out all that much.
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Well holy shit, not only can I get this beer at OíHare, but itís also served a Frontera where the prices donít seem to be airport-mark up ridiculous. Poured into a Goose Island goblet. Pours golden with an orange tint. Barely a ring of white head. Nose of Belgian yeast, coriander, some gentle green tea notes. Taste adds a bit of sweetness and a somewhat dry finish. Solid, especially with Mexican fare.
brian60625 (723) - Illinois, USA - MAY 17, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at Fizz in Chicago. Itís foggy yellow and the foamy top gives off a sweet aroma. This is one of the better beers Iíve had from Goose Island. Itís herbal, veggie-like, and really spicy. The spice levels toe the line to the point that theyíre nearly too strong, nearly artificial. I liked it though. Itís like a summer version of a holiday spice beer - cooler, lighter, and more refreshing than a holiday spice, but still loaded with flavor.
monkeychugg55 (818) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Golden color with a small white head. The aroma is pretty fruity, with some pie crust and orange peel. The flavor is similar, and adds a lot of spices. The finish is very dry. Really refreshing and very tasty.
ilovedarkbeer (2186) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a brownish golden color with a large creamy off white head. Notes of citrus rind, herbs, spices, and candi sugar. Creamy mouthfeel and medium length finish. Almost like a belgian meets IPA. Interesting.
Theis (12549) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 21, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Frontera Grill.†Murkey orange/amber - white head.†
Wheaty. Phenolic. Yeasty. Kids vitamines. Fruity. Esters. Apples. Orange. Light hoppy. Light malty.†Just belgian.
Garito793 (240) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
"Tastes like perfume," my girlfriend says. Certainly plenty of citrus and spice-- coriander, orange/lemon zest. Excellent to drink with a meal, as I did.