napdynmite (91) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 27, 2012
Delicious with strong coffee notes. Not lacking for flavor and character. Breathe deep when drinking and enjoy. DoublEE (781) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2013
Can’t say enough good things about this beer, I hope it’s one I’ll be able to drink again. Worth stopping by for if you like a hoppy stout.
andyhwcinc (1886) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2012
Enjoyed on tap at Goose Island Stout Fest 2012 in Chicago, IL. This was fantastic. Appearance is pitch black with a rich off white head. Aroma of strong yeast and hops presence, more hoppy than anything else, which was welcome after drinking a ton of dominating/un-hoppy beers. Taste equal parts hops and chocolate which is unique, taste its pretty good, tad bitter, but thoroughly enjoyable. Great stuff! kaser (6378) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 16, 2013
Can't believe I've never seen this. Poured from 22 oz bottle. Jet black with no head. Nutty chocolate aroma. Delicious black IPA / stout hybrid. Rich flavor. Hoppy. Great balance. wlajwl (7063) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - APR 22, 2016
Aroma is roasted malts and a complex mix of fruit, bubblegum and funky. The flavor is roasted malts, fruit, mild sweetness, hops and a very funky finish.
HighWine (991) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2012
Tap flight at the brewery. Wasn’t sure what to expect. I generally don’t like black IPAs. Even though this is a stout, it has been compared to black IPAs. Amazingly floral and citrussy nose that reminds me of Fruity Pebbles cereal. Taste is similar. Unlike a lot of roasty black IPAs, the hops are forward in this brew and they are delicious. Fruity Pebbles in the mouth with just a hint of roasted malt in the background. Not astringent at all. Medium high lacing and a moderate palate. A nice surprise and a great beer . Damayor (8) - - SEP 20, 2012 does not count
Hoppy yet very well balanced. The hoppy bitterness mixes well with the roasted malt. A great version of an American stout. Worth seeking out.
damayor---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone timc100 (320) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2013
A: Wow, huge grapefruit and mango citrus - chocolate covered orange peel, subtle roasted malts and coffee A: Pours a dark brown and sits pitch black with a creamy mocha head - great lacing and retention T: Very bitter and surprisingly refreshing. Big citrus hops, bitter dark chocolate and coffee, and subtle caramel P: Pretty active carbonation, medium body. Smooth and refreshing O: The hops hide almost all stout character, but it works really well, however, doesn’t warm well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone AdamChandler (5177) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 1, 2013
Thanks Adam. Enjoyed at 55F in a Cantillon Wine glass. No head even on a vigorous pour. Poured like BCBS, oily but yet only 7.5%! Nose is fruity like tangerines and raisins with some dark chocolate. Taste is nice. Drinks like a stout with the hoppiness of an IPA and the mouth feel of a porter. The texture of this at such a low ABV is just interesting. It’s a great beer and the galaxy hops are so easy to pick out and so delicious.