crossovert (14135) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 23, 2013
Really tasty coffee flavors in this one. It has the flavor of a bready dark chocolate with coffee beans. deyholla (12590) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 19, 2013
On tap at the Clyborn location. Pours black with a dark brown head that lasts throughout the beer. Aroma has a strong coffee note with roasted malts and a hint of mocha. Flavor begins with espresso and roasted malts with a mocha finish. bytemesis (9510) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - JAN 4, 2016
Tap. Pours dark black, medium tan head, nice residual and lacing. Aroma is loads of coffee, hints of molasses, roasted malt, cocoa. Flavor is light plus sweet, medium bitter, very coffee, but in a good way. Medium plus body, creamy mouthfeel. Solid. Lingering coffee bitterness... TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 14, 2012 Flight pour on tap at the brewpub (Chicago, IL). A new Imperial Stout! Pours a rich opaque black hue, dark with some brownish ruby edges show some glow. A bigger frothy light brown head, dies to a good film, good lacing overall. Aromas are rich coffee, espresso, and earth. Roast, toast, dry hops, biscuits. Lots of rich coffee is lovely. Initial is fuller bodied, though not heavy, offering good healthy coffee, roast and touches of earth, cocoa, some caramel. Dry essence flows in, roasty and coffee filled being. Flowing into the palate, not overbearing, with rich coffee, roast, toast, gentle mocha and chocolate. Some toffee, biscuits. Great flavors with healthy roast, earth, and coffee. Not the most complex beer, but tasty. Quite drinkable. Tasty, strong assertive flavors. Recommended. Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2013
On tap at Goose Island Clybourn. Pours near black. Really nice coffee and chocolate aroma. Same faint roast through the flavor. Medium-full body.
drewbeerme (3921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 13, 2012
Draft at goose, pours black tan head. Nose of uber freely ground coffee, dark smooth roast, vanilla and nutty, great coffee notes. Flavor of dark coffee roast, real nutty with some lemon hints, caramel, and some sweet vanilla in there. Awesome coffee stout. chibuck (3521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2012
draft... very interesting beer, called it an imperial but only 8%, alcohol hidden well, really easy to drink, medium bodied, tons of coffee, fresh grounds, a bit green vegetal, crushed quickly, easy to drink NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2012
Draft at Clybourn. Pours a deep brown black with a tan head that persists to the end. Well, this is fresh. Huge coffee aroma, deep chocolate notes. Coffee really dominates, in a good way. Some faint green pepper notes as well. On tasting, this tastes like iced coffee. Nice and medium full body with lots of fruity notes and roast from the coffee. Some dark chocolate comes across, really rounding out the palate overall. Really superb coffee beer that I’d drink a ton of. pantanap (3367) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2012
On tap at the source, the gi clybourn... Pours a predominantly opaque dark cola hued complexion, a touch less intense at the edges, and topped with a one to two inch light beige head that rests on tap... Burst of roasted coffee notes upfront with very much little of anything else. Fresh and non-ashy probably best describes it. Solid... Flavors are a continuation if the same with fresh roasted noted of coffee, sligtly bittersweet and smooth in general albeit with a slightly lighter body than I would have expected. Mild to medium level of carbonation. Coffee-centric to be sure in the best possible way if into that. Well worthy of a try but a bigger body could have helped some.