MrChopin (4305) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Draft at Clybourn. Dark sepia with a puffy white head, eventually evaporates. Nose is muted, pepper and bubblegum with licorice and faint chocolate. Flavor improves, very dry chocolate with a bit of of licorice and moderately spicy roast dryness through the finish. Quite sticky but nicely dry, if too estery. XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - NOV 24, 2012
On tap at the Goose Island Clybourn location. Has some coffee scents with a bit of cream, taste is similar with a big bold coffee roast, nice creamy finish. NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2011
Nitro at GI Clybourn for the release. Pours black with a nice tan head. that stays put. Nose is big on roast, no real sweetness to the nose. Some cocoa comes across. No hop aromatics. On tasting, lots of roast and the lactose gives it a nice and full body with making it sweet. Seems restrained and closer to an American stout. Does get sweeter as it warms, which works with the richness. Chocolate syrup comes in late with the warming. Solid. 50belair (3697) - Florida, USA - NOV 15, 2011
On tap at GI (Clybourn). Dark brown/black pour with a tan head. Dark roasted malt and chocolate nose. Sweet with lots of lactose?, chocolate, and roasted malt flavors.. Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 15, 2011
This poured a dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma was chocolate, light roast, some lactose, and brownies. Flavor was sweet chocolate, brownies again, sugary, and some light bittering hops.
ryanfolty (2655) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2012
November 23, 2012 on tap at clybourn. Dark brown with limited head. Lactose, roasted malt and chocolate in aroma and taste. Medium body and relatively smooth. Nice warm up stout for the big event tonight. drewbeerme (3921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2013
Pours blk creamy tan head. Aroma is really nutty and cocoa aroma. Flavors are cocoa rich bit bitter really, some green notes, cream, cold coffee, pretty pleasant stout. brian60625 (756) - Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2011
It was a chocolate milk of a beer. Extraordinarily filling and delicious, desert-like, as if chocolate ice cream had melted and fermented into a beer reincarnation. A small glass was tasty, but anything more may have been a bit much, given how filling it was. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2011
Flight serving on tap at the Clybourn Brewpub (Chicago, IL). Pours a near pitchblack opaque pour, dark and ominous with some brownish elements on the edges and bottom. A small frothy tannish head dies to a small layer, laces small, yet stays solid. Aromas are roasty and sweet, preaching some cocoa and coffee, earthy roasted malts mixing into gentle milk sugar, vanilla and creamy. More roast slanted with some gentle sweetness. A bit acrid. Initial is medium bodied, perhaps the heavier end. Preaching some roast and toast up front, coffee and some cocoa. Middle immediately moves into candy bar: bakers chocolate meets creamy sweet milk sugar, some toast and gentle sweet decadent chocolate. Though this doesn’t stick, the beer completing it journey with a roasty and dry finish, some touches of caramel and milk chocolate mix in, but a sufficient roast comes back into the fold, drying out with earth, coffee, and toast. An interesting and well made beer, running a journey. Roast and sweetness work well here. I can’t say this is my favorite style, but this is a well made version of it. Completing a journey, pretty balanced. Nice job. Gets a bit sweet at moments with the candybar bite feel, but it’s all good.