Texasbrew76 (14) - Alabama, USA - MAR 16, 2013
I had this on cask at the brewery. Phenomenal beer. Super smooth roasty stout that goes down too easily. Compared to the normal kegged version, the casked option is untouchable.
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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. jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
From notes. Draft at clybourn. Loads of coffee and a hibt of dark chocolate. Pretty kickin brew. Kinda like drinking an iced coffee. Glad i got a growler of this badboy. crossovert (13457) - 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. charule (2277) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 2, 2016
On tap at Goose Island Clybourn. Poured black with thinning tan head. Aroma very strong coffee grounds dark roasted. Light carb med bod. Taste very nice mellow coffee choc. Basically cold pressed coffee.
drewbeerme (3920) - 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. brian60625 (746) - Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2013
5 ounce sampler glass at the Goose Island Clybourn brewpub. Big aroma of coffee and and cocoa beans in a hot oak kettle. Appearance is a high grade imperial grade: dark brown head, syrupy flow and light swallowing black tint. Flavor in short, is big. I spotted earthiness, molasses, chocolate, and subtly bitter coffee. Palate is heavy bodied, medium carbonation, lingering taste and assertive alcohol levels. Overall, this was my favorite among Goose Island’s wintertime, locally promoted stout lineup. It’s satisfying stuff that’s best in small doses. 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. pantanap (3366) - 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. holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Sampled at GI Clybourn. Rich chocolate coffee aroma. Some strong earthiness. Smooth body. Bitter chocolate creamy sweet. Not overbearing. A decent amount of roast with that milky creaminess. good stuff.