jmgreenuk (2613) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2013
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap at the brewpub. Poured a deep mahogany with a frothy long lived off-white head. The aroma is weak resin and malt. The flavour is medium bitter with a resin, somewhat unpleasant bitter bitter palate and finish. I didn’t like this at all and I’m not sure who would.
kermis (3667) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft sampled at Goose Island Clybourn. Pours dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma of big roast, coffee, dark chocolate, caramel and toffee. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
rhsiung (491) - USA - SEP 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
on cask @ clybourn, 1st of flight of 4. wow, the best brown i’ve ever had. super roasty, super brown.
NobleSquirrel (3429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep brown with a tannish head. Slight haze. Nose is quite nutty and strongly roasty. Toasted with some faint char-like notes, charcoal. On tasting, some light caramel and big roast. Big and creamy with a drying roasty finish. One dimensional overall and lacking a big nuttyness.
TheAlum (4971) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - JUN 16, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Flight on tap at Goose Clybourn (Chicago, IL). Pours a deep brownish ruby hue, gentle haze, midnight ruby bottom and edges. A frothy tannish head sits atop, a firm film that laces well. Good color and head retention. Aromas offer toast and biscuit, a bit of molasses and nutty elements. Carmelized malts, bread, and toastiness. Cocoa, with some hazelnut, earth, and chocolate sweetness tang. Initial is medium bodied, a touch of girth, with cocoa and carmelized malts, very toasty on the palate with firm bakers cocoa, toasty malts, and nutty elements coming through. Middle is where that starts to take off, almost gaining a bit of body back there. Cocoa, cereal and biscuity grains, toffee and some caramel. A bit of thickness, with caramel, a bit more toffee. Toasty, maple, sticky sweetness. A bit girthy. A bit sweet into the back. Ok. Aroma is good. A bit sweet.
deyholla (5385) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JUN 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at Clyborn. Pours a clear dark brown with a dark brown head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has a nice coffee note with underlying roasted malts and bitter chocolate. Flavor starts with coffee and bitter chocolate and roasted malts in the finish.
crossovert (5641) - Illinois, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. A tasty brown ale, alot of coacoa and nuttiness in this one, almost feels liek a mini impy stout.
brian60625 (701) - Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
4 ounce taster at the Clybourn Goose Island brewpub. Brown appearance, durable foam on top, little carbonation. Aroma of smoke, hazelnuts, toast and malted barley. It had an assertive flavor package that matched the aroma: smokey, nutty, earthy, mildly sweet. Overall this one was bigger than I expected and was well worth a try, sitting right on that line of strong and still good for a full glass-worth.
Fredis23 (449) - Hickory Hills, Illinois, USA - JUN 8, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pitch black, no head, some creamy lacing. Sweet toasted and chocolate aroma. Medium body. Sweet malt, chocolate, toasted bitter ending. Real nice.
kaser (1759) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from draft at goose island brewery. Brown pour white head. Nutty and choclate taste and aroma. Super rich. Good