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RATINGS: 34   MEAN: 3.52/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
English-styled porter with a dozen varieties of malt and an intense Crystal hop kick.


2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
17thfloor (2429) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2009
On draft at Clybourn. Pours a near black with a sudsy creamy foamy head with soapy lacing. Aroma is super roasty, dry, and chalky, smells common. Flavor is super hard roast, very dry, long astringent bitter aftertaste. Lighter bodied, watery, actually very watery.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SpudClampDawg (1029) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - OCT 27, 2009
Draft at Goose Island Wrigleyville: Listed at 5.9% ABV. Big black body with a nice, two-finger thick off white head. The nose is full of roast and cocoa, with a hint of bitterness as well. The first sip surprised me, as the hops took the center stage, offering a rindy bitterness and orange sweetness to the chocolate/roast mix. Really reminded me of FFF Alpha Klaus, but not as complex. Still, a nice combination of bitter and sweet. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 11, 2009
On tap @ Goose Cly. Pours dark brown/black with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and some hops. Nice roasted bitter finish. Solid Porter.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - OCT 8, 2009
On tap at GI Cly. Murky dark brown with fizzy tan head. Aroma is sweet roast, slight astringency, some smoke. Flavor is sweeter, astringent malt, smoke, woah. Light and watery. Way too extreme in the astringency.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
inkubus27 (269) - highland, Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2009
Tap at Clybourn... Nice tall brown head, great aroma of C hops and a pretty intense coffee nose to it. Flavor is hoppy, but has a really nice coffee bitterness, but not too over the top... Medium to thin mouthfeel...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
WickerBrew (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 24, 2008
Goose always is strong in the stout and porter department, and this is business as usual. Roasted and robust with just a hint of sweet, its nice to have a porter that doesnt need extras like coffee, smoke, chocolate, etc. Sure those tastes are there, but natural and subtle so its very drinkable. A winner.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pantanap (3351) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2007
tap at clyboun.......pours a dark caramel brown with a light and noticeable off-white head...nose of burnt smokey roasted malt and chocolate....flavor of roasted malt and chocolate with a medium body.....decent porter from them GI guys.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
OKBeer (1170) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - NOV 23, 2006
On tap at the Clybourn brewpub. Dark brown colour with a mostly lasting frothy tan head. Light fruity, chocolate, and coffee aroma. Fruity, very roasty, coffee, and chocolate flavours with a roasty bitter finish. Medium bodied, creamy and smooth.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
shigadeyo (2976) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2006
Sampled from tap at the Goose Island Beer Company (Clybourn) on 11/12/2006... Very dark, hazy brown with a white crown. Aroma was kind of funky and hard to describe. The flavor was a little like mocha, dark fruits, and a little yeasty. There was also some citrus hops in there as well. It had a dry alcohol finish. A bit thin on the palate. A very confused brew...

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KariCupcake (214) - Lenox, Massachusetts, USA - APR 11, 2006
Three words: Hoppy. Bitter. Hoppybitter. Black as night, which was appropriate for Halloween (when I drank/rated this).


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