TheAlum (5100) - Lisle, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mug club draft on tap at the brewpub (Orland Park, IL). Pours a brownish dark pour, lighter reddish copper on the edges, small offwhite head that dies to a tiny film, clings to the edges with minimal lacing. Aromas are straight coffee, roasty with a bit of creamy sweetness to take the edge off, a touch of sweetness with vanilla. Reminds me of my Grandma’s and girlfriend’s mom’s coffee. Initial is coffee, lighter bodied and sessionable, almost a little watery. Coffee and light roast, light bitterness, a bit of creamy lactic sweetness to take the edge out. Sessionable, leaves a good coffee element on the palate and aftertaste. It is what it is.. Coffee, sessionable, a bit underbodied. I still thought it was pretty good overall.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2009
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
very dark brown, medium tan head, some lace. nose of nothing but air. flavor of lightly bitter coffee, perhaps a trace of sweetish malt. medium bodied, coffee bitter finish. not bad, but no where near as fun as McCoy’s Stout. on tap at RBOP.
Cornfield (5341) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub: This poured an intensely dark brown body with a smallish light tan head. It had an aroma of coffee with cream. The flavor continued with the coffee & cream (which probably explains the name) and had a malty roastiness added to it. A very sessionable ale by brewmaster Iain Wilson.
msante79 (2194) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at brewpub. Pours dark brown with small tan head. Aroma is roasted coffee and roasted malts. Flavor is smooth with fair of amount of roasted malts, nice smooth coffee and some sweetness from the lactose. Really smooth on the palate for a coffee stout. Nice simple stout.