hackobock (2181) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
February 12, 2015. Bottle at Monks American Bar.
Murky brown with a small tan head. Aroma is caramel, nuts, chocolate, raisan with some earthy and herbal hops. Taste is smooth medium sweet with dark sugars, dried fruits and chocolate notes, light earthy bitter. Medium bodied, smooth oily texture, soft carbonation.
Huhzubendah (2994) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 2, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Churchkey in D.C.
The beer is dark brown with a thin beige collar. The aroma is fabulous. Vanilla, chocolate, malt, bread, a touch of booze. The taste is so smooth and easy going, itís hard to believe the aroma can be so powerful. Gene and I both marveled over the bold and assertive quality of the beer despite itís low abv. The power of an imperial brown ale or barleywine with session-like drinkability. Great stuff.
Travlr (15853) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 29, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Deep dark briwn color. Aroma of lightly spiced brownies. Taste is really full bodied brownie mix. A huge beer for 5%.
merc7186 (2567) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Brown Hue, Passes Mild Light, White Head, Mild Lacing
S: English Malts, Milk Chocolate, Mild Tobacco
T: English Malts, Mild Chocolate, Mild Tobacco
M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Malty
Overall, an interesting choice from GI that seems a little out of their realm, decent but one and done.
shigadeyo (3287) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
9/16/2013: Goose Island Naughty Goose... Aroma: Enticing caramelized maltiness with dark chocolate. Appearance: Attractive brown color thatís golden around the edges, opaque overall; frothy tan-colored head that lasts a decent amount of time. Flavor: Rich maltiness thatís just right for the style - not to thick and heavy, but not too light and thin; caramelized sugar (but not too sweet), mild cacao and nuttiness in the middle, wonderful blend of hops (spicy/earthy, just a squeeze of citrus maybe) in the finish along with just a bit of dark chocolate; mild bitterness overall, but quite well-balanced. Palate: Medium-bodied; smooth, calm texture. Overall: This is an excellent brown ale thatís flavorful, sessionable, and extremely quaffable; everything is SO well-balanced! Draught (growler fill) from Country Fresh Market in Cincinnati, Ohio. Rating #163 for this beer.
drsordr (1533) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft pour dark brown. Nose chocolate and faint roast. Taste sweet malt, roast, and chocolate. Definitely soem hop character, mostly pine. Roasty finish.
DocLock (8527) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Craft. Pours turbid deep brown with tan head. Nose is caramel malt, brown sugar, hops, cacao, mild nuts. Tastes of earthy brown sugar, caramel malt, mild cacao, and ample hops. Well balanced and a top nothc example of the style that may as well be called the Rodney Dangerfield of beer styles.
boxofrane (2415) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at craft ale house. Pours dark brown with a large tan head. The aroma has a sweet brown sugar, chocolate, light hoppy note. The taste has a nice mix of milk chocolate and a bittering hop finish. Solidm
jdskinns (209) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Pours a brown cola color with a tan head. Aroma is much more roast than I expected along with chocolate and some hops. A little bit of butter. Taste is roasty with some hops. Medium, creamy body.
hivemind (765) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Swift w James Streets and E. Dark brown with smooth almond head. Nutty chalky taste but not too harsh or uneven. Good solid silky brown.