andyhwcinc (1884) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Enjoyed on tap at Goose Island Stout Fest 2012 in Chicago, IL. This was one of the more enjoyable stouts that I had throughout the day. App is pitch black, moderate to thick consistency, rich tan head. Aroma of chocolate, bit of lactose, cocoa, decent amount going on with the sweetness but it didn’t smell too much like a candy bar. Taste is very good, bit of peanuts, like Nutella, rich like a peanut butter consistency, very good stuff. beernightscout (37) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2011
A beautiful beer, not extreme in any way, just beautifully crafted. Subtle aroma of roast malt and coffee, beautiful pitch black with a thick tan head out of the growler. Mellow tasting, like a perfect pot roast is mellow, with a hint of chocolate, very creamy but not viscous palate, slightly bitter, just a touch sweet. A total home run from the local boys. About to finsih the whole growler by myself in about three hours, have only ever finsihed a growler by myself once before (Half Acre Big Hugs, yum). So good. These guys can do porters and stouts like no one else in the region right now. They seem to shoot for great taste and balance instead of extremeness and gimmickrey. Though if they ever barrel-aged this stuff, all hell would break loose. Frank (4195) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Well done stout. Nice and roasty with a good bit of coffee and chocolate character without any harsh ashy notes. Dry and very smooth and full bodied with creamy carbonation. I could drink this all day. chibeerlady (4) - Illinois, USA - JAN 27, 2011 does not count
Fresh from the growler on its release date, this dark, thick stout was meant for happy drinking on a Chicago winter day. Great aroma with milk coffee and chocolate, full bodied and a little flat makes for easy drinking. Deep dark notes of chocolate and dark malts with no hops to speak of. A favorite of mine! raoul_duke (240) - - JAN 25, 2015
22 bomber from the brewery. Smells amazing, malty chocolate with bread. Looks really thick, black with some brown on the edges. Nice foamy fluffy head. Really nice sweet chocolate flavor without being overwhelming. I really like this, exceptional offering.
Christpuncher (3135) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2014
An incredible stout from half acre. Super chocolately and smells like chocolate. Easy to drink. Had at half acre.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone wlajwl (6814) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 9, 2017
Aroma is chocolate, coffee and dark/roasted malts. The flavor is chocolate, fruit/dark fruit, slight milk sweetness and an acidic/earthy finish. BlackBeerPG (679) - Darien, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2017
Taste: Rich toasted malts, dark chocolate, raisins, lactose, smooth with a dry pipe tobacco finish. Semi sweet almost smokey malt and chocolate nose. Black Opaque, foamy tan head with some lace. Medium/full body. A roasted stout for after meal. Newk (299) - - MAR 10, 2012
poured from growler into a half acre tulip. Pours a nice dark chocolate color with a nice roasty head
very well balanced and aromatic with notes of dark chocolate, cacao nibs, roasted coffee beans and malts.
Full bodied with a real nice and smooth feel. Very drinkable with flavors of coffee beans, roasted malts and dark chocolate
Though it slightly lacks in the middle, this is a great stout at 5%. Brings real good depth and flavor while being at a lower abv. corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Draft at Devil’s Den in Philadelphia, PA.
Pours a dark chocolate brown color with a one finger beige head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Sporadic spots of lace left behind.
Complex malt aroma with a nice balance of sweet and roasted notes. Hints of sweet and dark chocolate, oatmeal, coffee bean and toffee along with lactic sugar/cream. Smells like a chocolate milk shake.
Slightly chewy medium body with a nice balance of sweet and roasted chocolate malt along with earthy, bitter hops and lactic sugar. Really chocolate-y with hints of caramel, toffee and nut. Some roasted dark malt notes and hops contribute bitterness. Hits of oatmeal, coffee and toast but the silky chocolate and lactic sugar notes dominate making this beer silky smooth and easy to drink.