pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nitro pour large pint at revbrew... Pours a deeper cola black pour, deep, and topped with a creamy beige head... Aroma of oats with cocoa and chocolate notes and a light touch of roast... Flavors are light smooth and creamy with a light roast upfront and an even lighter chocolate presence. Thinner mouthfeel but slighty creamy. Easy going and drinkable. Alright.
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a thick tan head. Dry roast malt, chocolate. Some coffee flavor in there as well. Little bit of bitterness. Nice dry stout, touch light though.
drewbeerme (3915) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
nitro pour at the brewpub. pours black with beige head. aroma has chocolate milk and roasty coffee. flavors roasty with a weak-watery chocolate, iced coffee notes finish. full bodied. pretty solid for a nitro dry stout.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very deep brown/black. Head is off-tan and creamy. Nose is roasty and dry, not really sweet. Pretty solid notes of toasted and roasted barley, cocoa & chocolate. On taste, big flavors of coffee and roast. Nice bitterness and a dry finish. No astrigency. Nice mouthfeel as well. Pretty solid dry stout, really.
jrallen34 (3499) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nitro tap at the pub... This is a stunner. Dark brown almost black body with an unreal head. The head is a dark egg shell that has amazing retention and the super thick head the coats the class to the base of the beer throughout the entire drink... The aroma is a touch weak but gives off some nice roasted chocolate notes, wish a bit more was going on... The taste is very good, lots of chocolate with a very dry sensation that is wonderful...Great mouthfeel.
This is worth trying.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
POurs dark brown with a nice even head. It drinks dry right out of the gate with some nice light notes of coca and coffee....the grains show up nicely throughout the finish.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On nitro tap at the brewpub. Pours a black body with a finger-width, very dense and creamy, milky chocolate head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is soft and somewhat muted, but opens up nicely as this warms. Milky and rich chocolates with a light roast. Flavor is nice. Lots of soft, rich, milky chocolates with some nuts and a bunch of balancing roasts. Finishes dry and smooth with a light sweetness and a light, earthy bitterness with a good amount of roasts. Lengthy aftertaste following a very smooth, medium body and creamy, medium carbonation. Overall, a solid Irish Stout. Very soft and sessionable with lots of flavor. I enjoyed this one.
TheAlum (6487) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft on tap at the brewpub (Chicago, IL). Pouyrs a nitro pour, cool dark brownish black hue, near opaque with some clear brown edges, a frothy nitro head stays decent sized, laces ok overall. Aromas are smaller, lighter with a lot of soda bread, dry roasted malts, touches of kalmata olives, and some cold coffee. Dry, the olives are really weird, but the salty aroma is not mistaken. Some toffee, toast, it fades away after a bit with some dry florals and citrus. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, with some dry florals and dark roasty malts with some toast, soda bread, and touches of cocoa, albeit light. Dry and sweet cocoa likes pieces of Flake, a candy from UK, dry bread and florals from the generous hop load for an Irish nitro stout. Touches of earthiness, biscuits, toast, and dry roast on the backend as the olives dissappear and I get some earthy peanut, soil, touches of cocoa. Real interesting beer as more ashy and roasted malt dried out roast comes into the backend. This certainly took me on a ride. Ok, a point for the complexity of my experience, but a "wtf?" on the olives. A serviceable Irish Stout for the season.
StoutFest (77) - Stoutville, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Revolution brewing. Pours medium black in color with a huge creamy velvety head that lasts and clings to glass leaving lots of lacing behind. Nose is a bit muted from the nitro. Aroma is mainly dominated by some dormant roasted malts. Some chocolate is found as well. Flavors meld very well together. A nutty flavor with chocolate and roasted malts. All the flavors are very mellow. Not strong but with enough presence to give a session stout some enjoyable flavors. Mouthfeel is creamy and medium bodied at minimum. Ends less dry than I thought. This was better than i thought it be. A great beer you can drink a lot of and not sacrifice a lot of flavor.