Homer321 (5250) - Melboring, Florida, USA - AUG 13, 2016
Draft at source. Reddish brown pour with ruby highlights. Off white head. No significant chocolate in aroma. Rather more light a bready brown ale. Very nutty malt flavors within a mildly coffee finish to dry it out. Seemingly thin and not very Porter like. Ok. dinkle50 (1585) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 25, 2016
Deep red clear pour. Single finger head, slightly tan. Aroma is nutty with a little toffee. Medium bodied. Taste has some caramel and toffee notes along with some roast and nuttiness. A little lace present. WillCarrera (10) - Ohio, USA - OCT 1, 2013
4/4/2011. On cask. A - opaque black with foamy tan head
S - big nose of dark chocolate and burnt malts.
T - starts out with big chocolate and roasted flavors. then a sweet alcohol flavor comes up with some notes of tobacco and maybe vanilla. finishes dry with burnt malts.
M - a bit light on the carbonation but not necessarily surprising given the lack of additional carbonation. medium mouthfeel.
D - very drinkable but probably not a session beer, would definitely have it again chibuck (3521) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2011
On tap the pub...The body is bright black, shiny. A really nice medium tan head stays awhile, leaves nice lacing, looks great...
The aroma is insignificant in that holds no surprises roasty chocolate mostly, but its nice, gives me what I’m looking for...At first the taste doesn’t really do anything for me, too much roast and just boring. However, as it warms it becomes really inviting and comfortable. Some sweetness starts to crop up and meet the roast. This is good and crushable.
This is the best porter they have made so far, recommend. drewbeerme (3921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Draft at clybourn, pours black with creamy tan head. Big dark chocolate and coffee roast, some dark fruits peaking in. Flavors have rich chocolate with touches of rye bread, bitter coffee and chocolate notes and prickly alcohol. Pretty rich, tasty porter but a touch astringent and boozy.
BBB63 (6567) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Tap Clybourn: Nearly opaque with some amber and reddish highlights, small frothy head but good lace upon the MBA glassware. The aroma has notes of roast, toast, toffee, bakers chocolate, coffee, peanuts, hint of molasses, herbal hop and some mint. The taste start roasty and biscuity with some chocolate and mint in the background before a coffeeish and slight hop bitterness is found. A very brief moment of twangy dark fruit and sugar before a more lacto twang replaces it. The finish is a tad ashy and burnt. The mouth feel is smooth and silky, a tad sticky and moderately carbonated. Solid porter that borders on an Imperialistic style. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - FEB 1, 2011
Snifter on tap at the brewpub (Chicago, IL). Pours a nice near pitchblack hue, perhaps a touch lighter at the edges, a small frothy brownish head sits atop, stays a decent film that laces ok. Aromas are rich roast and toast, touches of cocoa and toffee, roasted barley, light toastiness. A touch of creamy sweetness cuts through, coffee and bakers chocolate. Initial is thinner, medium bodied but maybe a touch towards the lighter end. Roasted malts are moderate, bittersweet cocoa, touches of coffee, roast, sweet caramel, toffee, and biscuits come from behind to support. Finish is roasty, sweet, a synergy with some earthy roast, faint ash, lingering touches of roast and bitterness cling to the palate. Smooths out, silky and quite drinkable. pantanap (3367) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Sampleat gi clybourn... Pours a medium stout black pour with lighter hues towards the sides of the glass and topped with a thin to medium light tan head that is quick to recede... Chocolate and medium roasted malt aroma with the road intensifying as the brew warms up... Flavors start mildly sweet, shifting to a bit of bitterness then finishing on a milk stouty type of note. Carbonation is semi-prickly upfront before smootheing out on a lactose consistency. Pretty good while finishing on a sweeter note.