holdenn (2080) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 15, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On cask at DOLA 09. Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. Aromas of pancakes: doughy, maple syrup, chocolate, and brown sugars. Light malt flavors: chocolate, roasted malts, dough with bitter roast and slightly woody near the finish. I was kinda hoping this would be as good as last year’s chicory stout. Not bad, but not in the ballpark of that beer.
Cornfield (5506) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Day of the Living Ales 2009, GI Wrigleyville, Chicago. It poured a very dark brown body with a skinny tan head and no lace. The aroma was sweet dark malt, lightly roasted, with thin molasses. "Thin" is key with this beer all around. The flavor had an addition of bittersweet chocolate and a suggestion of hop bitterness. Just okay.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2009
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
dark brown, tiny tan bubbles rim glass, not much lace. nose is mostly sweet malt. flavor of roasty malt, bitter-sweet chocolate, touch of alocohol. medium body, dry finish. not that exciting. sampled @ day of the living ales 2009.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Was hoping this would be as good as the Chicory Stout they had on cask last year, but I was a little disappointed. Pours black with thin tan head. Sweet smelling - a little chocolate, and I think I still couldn’t get the flavor/aroma of the Bourbon Sherry Beer out of the glass (although that might have helped it). I agree that it was a little thin, I really had high expectations due to last year.
drewbeerme (3879) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on Cask at Day of the Living Ales ’09. pours black with tan head. nose of maple syrup and pancakes. flavors of maple syrup, chocolate, slight woodiness in the finish, grassy hop character. pretty watery.