WASW (50) - - FEB 4, 2012
2.3 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Really unpleasant savour smell gives way to a nice and quite subdued malt flavour. Not going to be a regular.
Coxy (41) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Winter ale but not too much about it that’s warming. Slight spice and red brown colour which is nice. Good all rounded beer that doesn’t fall down in any particular area. It’s strong abv isn’t too noticeable but definitely does hit the nail. It has a subtle sweetness to it that is possibly from the hops used. Overall a very enjoyable beer as most of the Goose Island beers are.
whitebear (41) - - APR 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber with an off white head. Fuggles with grain maybe biscuit malt... taste with maltiness and a tang of rye.
tonyth1965 (37) - Illinois, USA - FEB 18, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a wonderful dark brown, but crystal clear. Tan head dissipates quickly, with much less lacing than I anticipated at the pour. Has a pleasant sweet aroma, but not fruity. Roasted malts dominate the taste, not heavy on the hops. However, there is a pronounced bitterness in the aftertaste that probably kept me from rating it higher. Overall, quite good.
moocow9386 (37) - New Haven, Connecticut, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep copper/amber color with only slight transparency. There is a small amount of white head with poor retention. Aroma isn’t too complex, but with a hint of Bavarian bread and some malts. Taste is mostly of slightly bitter malts with a slightly watery finish. Medium body. This is a very drinkable beer.
beakerh20 (36) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Almost is like a porter. Dark full bodied with some notes caramel. Is a good choice. Not able to find this up north
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bigtourist (33) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 15, 2013
2.2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Dark brown, thin high head that dissipates after a few minutes. Thick chocolate like taste but a little bitter
misrahi (31) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12/31/11 12oz bottle. Certainly is mild, caramel presence up front, with a mild finish. Nice aroma, medium bodied. Overall a nice beer, but not one i’d go out of my way to drink again.
nsk79 (25) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAR 12, 2012
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted from a bottle. Pours dark copper almost brown, very little head from the bottle. Aroma is full of roasted scents, I smell caramel especially. Mouth feel is great, nice carbonation. Taste is complex with roasted flavors such as caramel, chocolate, maybe brown sugar. This beer reminds me of a combination of a barley wine and a porter.
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captain_insano (20) - Iowa, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a damn fine beer. Not the greatest beer I"ve ever had but I could easily drink 6 of these in front of a warm fire on a cold night. For anyone who likes a carmel/coffee-like flavor in their beer.