kseecs16 (1216) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAR 9, 2009
Growler picked up March 7, 2009 after NotLA. Opaque brown/black with a tan foamy head. Potent rye and chocolatey aroma. Dry spicy rye flavor is charred malt, rye, very dry. Good. Full bodied with a lingering dryness. BeerBunker (965) - Burbank, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2009
On tap at GI Clybourn. Pours black with a beige head. Aroma is of rye, grain, malt, and chocolate. Taste is of rye, malt, chocolate, and spice. Lingering taste of rye. Body is medium, and drinks very easy. Finish is very dry. Nothing spectacluar, but it does the job. User29624 (1683) - - FEB 28, 2009
On tap @ the brewpub. Pours black with a tan head. Nice roasted malt aroma with a little rye. Somewhat sweet flavor. Just a solid well done stout. Nice job. 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. NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Cask at Clybourn. They had blown the Pub Stout, but they had this to take it’s 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.
Tmoney99 (14501) - 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. holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 4, 2007
On tap at Clybourn. Dark black in color, with a creamy head. Aroma of light roast sweet, fairly simple. Nice rye flavors balanced well with a little chocolate and roast. They rye leads to dryness in the finish. Tasty beer. sethyeah (9) - Ancona, Illinois, USA - MAR 29, 2007 does not count
Draft at Clybourn. Initially creamy and pretty in the glass,but it soon tasted too much of coffee especially as it sat in the glass a few mintues through the pub-food meal. Typical of its kind and uninteresting. zootfinster (220) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2007
Chocolate covered rye crackers, in liquid form with a nice amount of alcohol and a bit of malt. This pretty much describes Goose Island’s Rye Stout, pouring this month at their brew pub on Clybourn in Chicago. A different tasting beer and quite nice. 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.
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.