JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2011
POurs dark brown with a nice even head. It drinks dry right out of the gate with some nice light notes of coca and coffee....the grains show up nicely throughout the finish. User29624 (1683) - - APR 8, 2011
Pours black with a thick tan head. Dry roast malt, chocolate. Some coffee flavor in there as well. Little bit of bitterness. Nice dry stout, touch light though. pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 10, 2011
Nitro pour large pint at revbrew... Pours a deeper cola black pour, deep, and topped with a creamy beige head... Aroma of oats with cocoa and chocolate notes and a light touch of roast... Flavors are light smooth and creamy with a light roast upfront and an even lighter chocolate presence. Thinner mouthfeel but slighty creamy. Easy going and drinkable. Alright. TheEnemy (564) - Chicago, USA - AUG 24, 2011
On tap at the brewpub -- notes from April 7th, 2011.ccex (1345) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2013
Pours deep dark opaque brown-black with a thick head that sits on top like a layer of cream. Had to take a few sips to get at the aroma nearly concealed by the thick creamy head; aroma revealed dark roasted grain, some chocolate, and a bit of toffee. Flavor is pretty standard dry-Irish-stout -- bitter, astringent roast grain, coffee-like, a touch of chocolate and maybe a dash of toffee if you look for it. Flavors were a bit muted, not as intense as I’d have expected. Finishes with a medium-full body, creamy palate, and dry astringent roast-grain aftertaste. Fairly underwhelming but done to style.
On rap at Kedzie brewery. Pours an opaque black with creamy tan head and spots of lacing. I thought I detected the aroma of Vick’s Vapo-Rub at first, but it got much better. Aroma has licorice, chocolate, roasted malts and cream. Body is medium with very little carbonation. Mouthfeel is creamy with a slightly sweet taste. Not too complex, but a solid, asily drinkable stout.
drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 1, 2011
nitro pour at the brewpub. pours black with beige head. aroma has chocolate milk and roasty coffee. flavors roasty with a weak-watery chocolate, iced coffee notes finish. full bodied. pretty solid for a nitro dry stout. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Draft on tap at the brewpub (Chicago, IL). Pouyrs a nitro pour, cool dark brownish black hue, near opaque with some clear brown edges, a frothy nitro head stays decent sized, laces ok overall. Aromas are smaller, lighter with a lot of soda bread, dry roasted malts, touches of kalmata olives, and some cold coffee. Dry, the olives are really weird, but the salty aroma is not mistaken. Some toffee, toast, it fades away after a bit with some dry florals and citrus. Initial is lighter end of medium bodied, with some dry florals and dark roasty malts with some toast, soda bread, and touches of cocoa, albeit light. Dry and sweet cocoa likes pieces of Flake, a candy from UK, dry bread and florals from the generous hop load for an Irish nitro stout. Touches of earthiness, biscuits, toast, and dry roast on the backend as the olives dissappear and I get some earthy peanut, soil, touches of cocoa. Real interesting beer as more ashy and roasted malt dried out roast comes into the backend. This certainly took me on a ride. Ok, a point for the complexity of my experience, but a "wtf?" on the olives. A serviceable Irish Stout for the season. badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2011
tap at revolution. nitro. typical roasted and nutty aroma. slightly metallic. flavor of roasted coffee, chocolate, slight cream and a touch of grass crossovert (13417) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2012
A pretty standard and generic dry stout. Only tried a 5 oz pour of it, it is okay.