Tmoney99 (14377) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2008
Draft at Clybourn brewpub. Poured black color with an average off-white creamy head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate roast coffee aroma. Medium to full body. Medium roasted bittersweet flavor with a medium bittersweet finish of moderate duration. Good drinkable brew. Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 10, 2006
Draft @ Clybourn. Poured a very deep brown with a creamy beige head. Spicy hops, dry bitter chocolate, and a light currant sweetness in the aroma... always enjoy well-placed rye. Flavor mimics the aroma well.. smooth middle, but a sharp bitterness at the finish seemed a little out of place. Just a little thin on the palate, too. Another solid effort from the Goose. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Poured draft on tap the the clybourne brewpub (chicago, il). Pours a very nice dark pour with brown around the edges and moderate offwhite head that laces minimally. Aromas are nice, typical dry irish stout with rye thrown in to the equation. Nice malty sweetness wit being to cloying. Initial is nice rye, toasted malts, and a light dryness. No real bitterness, no real sweetness, but flavorful. Sweet sessionability. BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 7, 2004
Cask at Wrigleyville: Deep brown hue with small tan head and no lace. Aroma hints of rye sharpness, burnt malts, coffee, plum, and spicy yeast esters. The taste starts grainy and malty then develops a twangy grapefruit and rye twist. The finish is smoky and bittersweet. This medium-bodied beer has a sharp and crisp mouthfeel. This is a Rye Stout that you can enjoy a rye character, it's not hidden or just a undertone, nice! Cornfield (5570) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2005
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2005 Hereís a hardy, robust drink for a Chicago winter, despite itís low (5%) abv. This handsome dark brown brew favored by reddish highlights sports a lofty tan head and exudes spicy chocolate aromas. The lively mouthfeel is backed up by roasted barley, chocolate, and peppery spice flavors. It ends on a surprizing, dry coffee note. This ale shows that BIG isnít always better.
badgerben (5124) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAR 31, 2005
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Black color with no head. Slightly bitter aroma. Strong smack of barley up front with a bitter overtone. Not much roasted malt. I couldnít pick up on the rye, but then again, didnít really know what I was looking for either. Nuffield (4169) - 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) drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2009 sample at clybourn, poured black with white head. hoppy nose for a stout, some roasted malts, chocolate, and coffee. flavor is again really hoppy for a stout but real nice, big chocolate, rye, and roasted barley. enjoyed this a lot.....4/1/07 sneaking several samples of this from the brew tour and I have to increase the rating by 1 palate point and 1 overall point. this is really a delicious and interesting stout.alexanderj (3605) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAR 14, 2007
2/11/09, i had this on tap, full pour, forgetting i had it before well i enjoyed it much, i love rye in stout so this is up my alley, also is pretty hoppy too.
On tap at brewpup. Dark black, with a tan head. Aroma of roasted and chocolate malt; some rye and hops. Good palate; rye flavor gave it some uniqueness. Very enjoyable. NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Cask at Clybourn. They had blown the Pub Stout, but they had this to take itís place. Pours an attractive black with a pretty big head for a cask beer. It comes across wonderfully with a nice creamy body and spiciness from the rye, but the roasted malt plays nice with it. Pleasant noble hop finish. Very tasty stuff.