Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A dark, dark brown color with a light brown head. A little roasty in the aroma. Nice chocolate flavor to accompany the rye. It almost seemed sweet and spicy at times. The cask conditioning was evident. A rather nice beer.
Nuffield (3987) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Darkest stout I had at Goose Island this day (compare to Dublin, Oatmeal), 98% opaque. Only a ring of head remains for long. Served cask conditioned, this shows through in the body, with a velvety touch. Low carbonation--a welcome break from the brewpub norm! Rye bread clearly comes out, lingering in the finish. A very nice beer. (on tap, Goose Island, Clybourn, Chicago)