bytemesis (6289) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 4, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours dark black, medium tan head, nice residual and lacing. Aroma is loads of coffee, hints of molasses, roasted malt, cocoa. Flavor is light plus sweet, medium bitter, very coffee, but in a good way. Medium plus body, creamy mouthfeel. Solid. Lingering coffee bitterness...
charule (2108) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Goose Island Clybourn. Poured black with thinning tan head. Aroma very strong coffee grounds dark roasted. Light carb med bod. Taste very nice mellow coffee choc. Basically cold pressed coffee.
jbrana (640) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Roasty, with strong flavors of coffee and oatmeal. Slight hints of vanilla, burnt sugar, and chocolate, with a slight bitter note from the oatmeal. Very good.
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jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From notes. Draft at clybourn. Loads of coffee and a hibt of dark chocolate. Pretty kickin brew. Kinda like drinking an iced coffee. Glad i got a growler of this badboy.
brian60625 (746) - Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
5 ounce sampler glass at the Goose Island Clybourn brewpub. Big aroma of coffee and and cocoa beans in a hot oak kettle. Appearance is a high grade imperial grade: dark brown head, syrupy flow and light swallowing black tint. Flavor in short, is big. I spotted earthiness, molasses, chocolate, and subtly bitter coffee. Palate is heavy bodied, medium carbonation, lingering taste and assertive alcohol levels. Overall, this was my favorite among Goose Island’s wintertime, locally promoted stout lineup. It’s satisfying stuff that’s best in small doses.
Treebs (872) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on tap at Goose Island Clybourn. Served in a snifter.
A: Pours a dark black color with a thin mocha head forming on the pour. Solid retention as it slowly it slowly dissipates leaving soapy splotches of lace down the glass.
S: Nice dark chocolate bitterness with a little bit of espresso and some oat flakes. Not getting the coffee punch I was looking for and it seems rather bland.
T: Nice semi-bitter coffee bean with some sweet milk chocolate. Oat flakes with a roasted malt finish. The taste quickly leaves however leaving a dry, bland finish that turns slightly mineral-like as it warms.
M: Pretty easy drinking. The menu said 10% as opposed to the 8% listed here, but this drinks much more like 8% unless the booze is extremely well hidden. Medium bodied with a medium carbonation level.
O: The tastes were good up front, but the finish left much to be desired and really didn’t draw me back in to try more. It was an OK beer, and while being far from bad I wouldn’t want to revisit in the future.
Serving type: on-tap
Thorpe429 (5016) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Goose Island Clybourn. Pours near black. Really nice coffee and chocolate aroma. Same faint roast through the flavor. Medium-full body.
Texasbrew76 (14) - Alabama, USA - MAR 16, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I had this on cask at the brewery. Phenomenal beer. Super smooth roasty stout that goes down too easily. Compared to the normal kegged version, the casked option is untouchable.
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Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep black with a small dark brown head. Aroma is huge on the coffee with other notes of roasted chocolate, but mostly coffee. Flavor is huge on the coffee, it almost completely masks everything else. Hints of cream, light chocolate, and nutty malts. Extremely bitter finish.
crossovert (10877) - Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really tasty coffee flavors in this one. It has the flavor of a bready dark chocolate with coffee beans.