Dogbrick (13010) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 16, 2012
Sample at the Clybourn brewpub. The beer pours a clear golden color with a thin white head that evaporates quickly. Spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma of bready malt and caramel. Medium body with flavors of smoked malt, caramel and mild hops. The finish is short with a burnt malt aftertaste. Pretty average overall. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2012
Flight pour on tap at the brewpub (Chicago, IL). Pours a rich deep amber orange hue, firm glow with a gentle haze. A small frothy offwhite head dies to a loose ring, laces small. Aromas are sticky sweet and toasty, caramel and toffee, biscuits, kiss of red fruit. Faint peat falls behind with rich toastiness, bready and biscuity, kiss of vanilla. Some red fruit, gentle sweetness grows. Initial is medium bodied, a touch of thickness with toffee, toast, and caramel. A faint peat, but largely more sticky, some vanilla, cool sweet toffee, toast, and gentle dryness into the backend. Some red fruit in the middle is cherry, berry, and some toastiness. Backend and finish is a bit sticky, toasty, and sweet. Meh. Not my style, but an ok brew. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Tap Clybourn (sample): Coppery amber hue with a small frothy head and okay lace. The aroma has notes of caramel, toffee, bread, apricot, honey, hay, alcohol and some mineral water. The taste is pretty much malt forward but never cloy, some light fruitiness and earthy tones. The mouth feel is surprisingly smooth and thinner than expected and that is a good thing, a touch minerally and warming. A nice brew but I would hardly call it sessionable. Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Some toffee and caramel with a backing breadiness. Light bitterness and moderate sweetness. drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 13, 2012
Draft at goose, pours amber gold with no head. Aroma has red apple, brown sugar, flavors are really sweet toffee and Raisin, caramelly, oddly comes off like medicine but not that medicinal character that’s common. Really thin. Simple sugary beer, boozy, pretty offensive.
chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
On tap at GI, into a tasting glass....Pours a clear dark gold. A full thick off white head with great retention and lacing, looks awesome....The aroma is super malty, tons of toffee with a hint of a scotch finish. So-so...I can’t really stand the taste. Its skunky scotch, they claim this is sessionable, not at all, especially not at 7%, alcohol comes through way too much.
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Draft at Clybourn. Pours a deep gold, thin head. Nose is very earthy with a strong ester showing melon and red apple skin. On tasting, it is kind of meh. Doughy and caramel, the yeast is too prominent of a character. Moderating bitterness. Strong apple ester that really dominates the flavor. Should be a much clean and maltier beer. This is just weird. pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2011 On tap at goose island clybourn... Pours a transparent orange cider hue with a thin wispy white head... Aroma of toasted grain, with a sweeter honey middle, and a very standard scotch ale type of consistency... Flavors have some banana, sweet start and mid-palate then converts to your standard scotch ale. Carbonation is alive with a medium body. BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 20, 2013
Had on tap at their place on Clybourn in Chicago. Golden amber with little head. Earthy with caramel and toffee. Some vanilla. Decent but not great. wedgie9 (2702) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 23, 2011
Tasted on 2/16/11 on draft at the Clybourn Brewpub. Pours clear golden with just a bit of red tint, with a thin and even white head that leaves thin and smooth lace. The nose is mostly grassy with bread and caramel malt, and just a hint of bitterness. The flavor is caramel and bread malt, light fruitiness, and lightly grassy hops. The body is medium with lively carbonation and a medium malty finish.