Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - APR 21, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the menu: "**Coffee Collaboration Series** A rotating series of local coffee companies. Our first ’blend’ is from Crop to Cup Coffee Co. Dark, rich, and roasted flavors from JuJu espresso beans."
Pours a nice near-black color with a good tan head and a bit of lacing. Bit of a cap as it falls along with a thin collar. The nose brings forward some strong and plentiful roast and coffee characteristics. Really great roast and strong espresso. Nose is really nice. The taste is full of espresso, but doesn’t quite have the depth of the nose. Good medium body with a nice level of carbonation and bitterness. Drinks quite well. Glad to be back at GI trying all these beers.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 12-30-2010
chibuck (3511) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at GI into a tasting glass...Light black pour with a nice tan head, but not a ton of retention...The nose is ton of roasted coffee, basically all coffee from start to finish...The taste is all coffee as well, this is very roasted. Too much coffee for me, but this is not bad. If you love coffee you’ll like this.
deyholla (10926) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled from the tap at the Clybourn location. Poured near black with a dark brown head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was full of espresso bean with hints of roasted malts and bitter grains, but mainly one note. Flavor started with roasted malts but quickly grew in to an intense espresso note.
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at gi clybourn... Pours mostly stoutish with lighter edges and a thin light beige head... Aroma is mostly fresh grounded coffee and nit muc of anything else... Flavors are coffee-centric with a roast and chocolate backbone. Good solid coffee flavors. Medium bodied and adequate carbonation. Solid.
FunkyBrewster (1518) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. Pours black with a small tan froth. Aroma is very strong black coffee with some burnt toast notes and a bit of a creamy dark cocoa character. Flavor is even more coffee forward, just a ton of black coffee notes with some malted milk balls and creamy chocolate character. Finishes with that black coffee bite and a bit of a sweet cocoa note. Medum oily body and a softer carbonation. Good beer