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don_zouras (19) Bartlett, Illinois | May 9, 2010
32 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 1/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 6/20
Walking into Stockholm’s I got a nice vibe. It is small, but I like that... at least when it is not crowded. There is a lot of wood. The bar, chairs, and tables were all solid and comfortable.
We came to try the beer, so we ordered a sampler. They had the wide selection of beers split into two "voyages" of five beers each.
I tried all of them, but it was amazing how they all tasted watery and sour.
As we realized that all the beer tasted the same, we decided to do a blind taste test. One of us would hand two beers to the other who had their eyes closed. Tasting both, we would try to guess which they were. Over and over we found that it was IMPOSSIBLE. The most telling result was when my wife took a sip of the "porter" and confidently announced, "this is definitely not the porter". There is something seriously wrong if a porter tastes the same as a weiss. We actually abandoned ship on the second voyage. The beer was so bad that we could not bear to finish the samples. Stockholm’s has a good selection of liquor, so I ordered a scotch to wash out the taste of bad beer.
Note: The only good beer that we had was the root beer. It had a nice taste and smooth mouth feel. I liked that it was not too carbonated.
While we were voyaging through the "beer", we also sampled some food. It was the high point of our visit.
Tenderloin Stuffed Portabella Mushroom - very tasty, cheese flavor dominates
Porcini soup - good! Reminds me of French onion with mushrooms in it.
Blackened Mahi sandwich - tasty
Overall, I would not recommend this place for beer. The food is good and the service was friendly, even as we started getting cranky about the beer. Since I am very much about the beer, I will not be returning to Stockholm’s.
envane (6) Chicago, Illinois | December 12, 2013
26 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 1/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 1/10 OVERALL 1/20
All their beer was infected and undrinkable. They do plenty of business as a restaurant and the food is not bad, but this is not a beer place.
t0rin0 (1180) Do Not Resuscitate, California | July 10, 2013
52 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 8/20
Stopped in for dinner 10/8/2010.
12 house taps
I need to write an email to the owners of this place because almost every single beer was infected. Most of the beers were in the 1.0-3.0 range. The exceptions being Older But Weiser, LoRazz Weiss, and Mike’s Blend.
The place was only half full when we got there (maybe 6ish) but immediately filled up to an uncomfortable level when we sat down. The service was a bit neglectful but wasnt bad considering how many people were there.
The club sandwich was alright but the steak salad was awesome, with the exception of too much vinegar. Would eat the food again but not excited about it being here.
Arnie (17) Chicagoland, IL, Illinois | July 21, 2006
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Good food, a few diamonds in the rough with their beers, but mostly mild. A lot of what they’re putting out now is a blend of two of their beers. Staff is usually pretty cool though.
gws57 (92) Saint Charles, Illinois | July 9, 2006| Updated June 6, 2007
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 14/20
A nice brewpub with classic black-and-white on the walls and a good selection of drinkable, inoffensive but mediocre beers. I admire this place because they are trying, which is more than you can say about most of the other places in the Tri-Cities. Service is good, food is excellent.
Cornfield (143) Oak Forest, Illinois | May 2, 2006
46 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
With me, it’s all about the beer, hence my lower rating. On their brewed brew list it states that their brewing technique creates a "balance of flavor without any bitterness." (?!?) That should rule out half the beer styles at least. And it mentions nothing about the odd sourness prevalent in most of their beers. The food, however, is good. Go to Stockholm’s to eat, not drink.
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