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 thatís warming. Slight spice and red brown colour which is nice. Good all rounded beer that doesnít fall down in any particular area. Itís strong abv isnít 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.
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 isnít 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.
tonyth1965 (36) - 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.
beakerh20 (33) - 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 iíd 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 (19) - 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.
Immiz182 (17) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 27, 2008
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Had it in a 12 oz bottle at the Goose Island brewpub. A decent beer but not one that I would go back for more.