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Goose Island Old Clybourn Porter
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RATINGS: 41   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Our London-Style Porter has a rich malt aroma and flavor. We use wheat malt for a creamy head and body, Victory malt for a toasty middle, and chocolate malt for the flavor and color. Lightly hopped with English Northdown and Fuggles.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
crossovert (7020) - Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2013
Draft. A dry porter with a decent bitterness, cocoa, roasted malts, and coffee.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheAlum (5575) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2013
Draft on tap at the Clybourn Brewpub at the 25th Anniversary Party (Chicago, IL). Pours a rich brownish black hue, good opaque hue wilth black brownish hue, frothy tannish head atop as a good layer, laces ok. Aromas are cocoa, carmelized, biscuits and pretzels. Initial is toasty, big toast and biscuits. Toasty and cocoa elements, some bready malts, gentle roast. Middle is toasty, biscuity, some good cocoa presence. Backend is toasty and cocoa, a bit of a one trick pony. Some gentle sweetness. Finish is toffee, toast, dryness sticky malts and a bit of body. Brown malts and molasses elements give some life. Not bad.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
holdenn (2078) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Flight at Cly. strong roasty nose. Malty inviting. Lots of carbonation   Dry finish. Solid porter. 8/3/8/3/14

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2011
Cask... Aroma is great, roasted nuts, light milky bite, sweet chocolate... Taste is a touch too cocoa bitter chocolate with a thin grassy finish... Very solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MrChopin (3220) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Draft at Clybourn. Dark sepia with read highlights, cream head of small bubbles dissipates. Green nose, bit metallic, light roast and chocolate. Flavor is more chocolate, roast, bit chalky in the finish, bitterness and chocolate clashing, incoherent through the dusty, overly sweet finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (1833) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2011
Date: November 22, 2011 Mode: Cask Source: GI Clybourn Description: Opaque dark brown with good head and lacing, roasted malt and chocolate aroma, taste was similar and had a mild bitter finish, very smooth and creamy. This was tasty, surprised that it is not getting more love with the ratings.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Imperial pint from the brew pub on Clybourn. Fairly light in body and standard in taste. There’s a nice malty backbone, but not a whole lot of staying power in the taste. It’s an average porter, not bad, but not memorable either.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerman6686 (4234) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2011
On tap at Clybourn. This poured a medium to dark brown with a tan head. Aroma was roasted malt, light chocolate and some bittering hops. Flavor was much the same as the aroma, light chocolate, some moderate roast. Only complaint in this one is it was a little thin.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
50belair (2187) - Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2011
On tap at GI (Clybourn). Dark brown/black pour with an off white head. Roasted malt and cocoa aromas. The taste followed suit.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2009
On tap at GI Clybourn 7/20/09. Pours dark black with bubbly cream head. Coffee, roasted nuts and caramalized butter on the nose. Nice sweetness, then a fantastic bitter coffee finish. A phenomenal porter.


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