ROGUE (2182) - Lewes, Delaware, USA - OCT 1, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at brewpub in Orland Park. Pours a dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma consists of cocoa, roasted malt, and milk chocolate. Taste is chocolatey and vinous. Decent roasted malt flavor. Not overly complex, a tad grainy in the finish. Mouthfeel is thin and lightly carbonated.
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark brown with purplish highlights, respectable tan head, lots of lace. nosy is roasty, chocolatey, grainy. falvor is roast coffee, chocolate, malt. full bodied, light bitter finish. quite enjoyable and full of fullness.
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on draft at RB yorktown. pours dark brown with tan head. nose is sweet malts, chocolately, mild espresso roast there to. flavor is a tad thin with chocolately doughy malt notes, thin body. not too shabby.
DrnkMcDermott (2992) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Guest tap at RB Yorktown. Just right in the Mug Club mug. Dark brown color under a thin tan head. Smell of sweet malt carries over from 2 feet away. Closer, I pick up notes of chocolate and a slight graininess. Taste is malty sweet up front. A bit of stoutish bitterness. Some autolyzed yeast from the keg, which would be off for any lager style. Still, there’s plenty of dark malt flavor to make up for it. Not as much chocolate in the taste, just some hearty dark maltiness and a full mouthfeel all the way down the glass.
Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - OCT 23, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub: On tap at the brewpub: This pours a dark opaque brown body with a modest off-white head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malts and barley, a rooty richness, and hints of coffee and milk chocolate. The finish is surprizingly dry. Quite nice.
TheAlum (6860) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mug club draft on tap at the brewpub (Orland Park, IL). Pours a near pitchblack pour, brownish around the edges which let’s some light through, a big tannish dull head that laces well, dies to a small suitable head. Aromas are a good roasty malt, a touch of ash, sweet chocolate and cream come into play lightly, but the roasted malts seem dominant, with a touch of more bitter coffee taking it’s place. Initial is thicker and fuller, roasted malts and coffee, but smoothed out a bit well. I imagine this would be a bit more flavorful warmer. Still, roasted malts and coffee, dry and a bit ashy, with smoothed out caramel and a touch of bitter chocolate. Roast and bitterness stick to the palate, dry and coffee without being to overbearing. Good flavor to ABV ratio, good body. This beer is pretty good, and would be great as the months get colder.
msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Served in Mug Club glass at brewpub in Orland Park. Pours dark brown with small tan head. Aroma is roasted malts and some coffee. Flavor is again mostly roasted malts, some coffee and chocolate mixed in. Mouthfeel is a little thin. Decent.