Art (3217) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2014
GI Stout Fest 2014. Pours a dark brown with a light brown head. Aroma is of piney hops, some floral notes, roasty coffee notes in the background. The taste is slightly on the bitter side but still well balanced. Slightly dry on the finish but a really refreshing beer among all the BA stouts. andyhwcinc (1884) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2013
Enjoyed on cask at Goose Island Clybourn in Chicago, IL while killing time waiting for parking to run out. Great stop over beer! Appearance is pitch black, moderate thickness, huge frothy off white head. Aroma is rich in citrus notes, smells more like an IPA than a stout, not much chocolate aroma. Taste goes down smooth and lightly dry, roasted chocolate notes in the flavor, also a bit of pine and citrus, pretty good stuff. jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 6, 2013
From notes. Draft at clybourn. Roasty coffee and chocolate malts with a huge dose of citrus hops. I like this one quite a bit. Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2013
On tap at the Clybourn brewpub. Pours a black body with a finger-width, dense and creamy, dark brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is citrusy and hoppy with a nice chocolate and roast backing. Some pines, a light ash, and touches of caramel. Flavor is similar. Really nice chocolate backing with plenty of citrusy pines. Lots of roasts with a bit of a char note grow towards the end with more citruses and pines before this finishes dry and moderately bitter with a clean, smooth chocolate. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium, somewhat creamy body and a soft, moderate carbonation. Overall, a really delicious hoppy stout. Plenty of citruses and slightly charred roasts, but a great chocolate malt presence. Excellent beer. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2013
On tap at Goose Island Clybourn. Mild chocolate and roast with a really nice citrus hop presence over the top. Chocolate, roast, and hops through the flavor. Like a mini Night Stalker. Really tasty.
dinkle50 (1465) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2013
Dark pour with a huge off white head. Aroma is slightly roasty. Some grain and hop on the nose. Creamy mouth. Taste is bitter and roasty. Finish is a little grassy. Very earthy, but nice and smooth. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Draft on tap at Goose Island Clybourn (Chicago, IL). Pours a deeper black hue, firmer deep body is hazy. A frothy light brown head atop laces ok, thicker film. Mellow glow. Aromas are firmer American hop profile. Grapefruit, some lemon, and florals. A bit of firmer dry bitter hops. Bigger grapefruit, some florals, faint roastiness. Gentle toasty element, dark malts, the hops really speak here. Initial is firmly hoppy, grapefruit and florals, some citrus, gentle fruit. Middle shows that darker edge, firmer roastiness, faint cocoa. Darker malts, toastiness and roast, mellow cocoa. Nice roasty elements stick. A firm hopping really works well. Nice grapefruit and citrus elements really work well. Backend is gentle roast, pretzel, cocoa, and toast, nice firm hop flavor makes this an interesting beer. Grapefruit, citrus, nmice hop melange throughout compliments that black malt and gentle roasty hue. Nice hops. Damn nice solid beer, quite drinkable. Nice hoppy pop. pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 20, 2013
Tap at the source... Cola consistency with less intense edges and topped with a medium beige head and lesser intense deeper red edges... Heavy roasted malt, cocoa, and citrusy hop aromatics in the nose. Nice... Flavors are more of the same with cocoa, roast, and green citrus hop component intermingling with the aforementioned. Medium bodied with adequate carbonation. Not too big with a decent profile throughout. sherm1016 (1274) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2013
Draft at the Clyborn Brewpub. Pours a jet black color with a thin tan head and some lacing. Aroma is malty, roasty, coffee, some orangy citrus. Medium on the palate with light, smooth carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, nutty, roasty, some citrusy orange hops, with a smooth coffee finish. Very nice. daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 17, 2013
Super dark brown pour, brown head. Interesting beer. Tropical fruits and stout. Not a combo of flavors that I expected to work, but it does. Chocolate, roast, oranges, mango notes...finishes a bit dry. GABF pour.