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RATINGS: 32   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This Goose Island stout is made with 25% rye malt for an interestingly spicy, almost tangy flavor. This brew has a long roasty sweetness from 50 pounds each of chocolate malt and roasted barley and is hopped with Styrian Golding hops.

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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 12, 2003
A dark, dark brown color with a light brown head. A little roasty in the aroma. Nice chocolate flavor to accompany the rye. It almost seemed sweet and spicy at times. The cask conditioning was evident. A rather nice beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nuffield (4092) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - APR 8, 2003
Darkest stout I had at Goose Island this day (compare to Dublin, Oatmeal), 98% opaque. Only a ring of head remains for long. Served cask conditioned, this shows through in the body, with a velvety touch. Low carbonation--a welcome break from the brewpub norm! Rye bread clearly comes out, lingering in the finish. A very nice beer. (on tap, Goose Island, Clybourn, Chicago)


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