crossovert (8815) - Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. A dry porter with a decent bitterness, cocoa, roasted malts, and coffee.
TheAlum (6193) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAY 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
holdenn (2088) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Flight at Cly. strong roasty nose. Malty inviting. Lots of carbonation Dry finish. Solid porter. 8/3/8/3/14
jrallen34 (3494) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
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MrChopin (3575) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
ryanfolty (2017) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
brian60625 (742) - Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2011
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Beerman6686 (5158) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
50belair (2868) - Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at GI (Clybourn). Dark brown/black pour with an off white head. Roasted malt and cocoa aromas. The taste followed suit.
cprochak (590) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.