pantanap (3367) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2009
tap at rockfest... pours a murky dark caramel brown with a light beige head... assertive barrel with vanilla and bourbon accents and sour finish... again, heavy barrel flavors with a bit of sourness in the finish.. overbarreled but i still kind of enjoyed this one. TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2009
Mug club mug served on tap at the brewpub (Orland Park, IL). Pours a nice brownish pour, hazed, with red edges and big brown head that starts to die and laces and remains fairly large. Aromas are typical, pushing malty toffee and caramel, light nut and biscuits, with just a touch of a floral hop. Initial is creamy, yet light bodied, pushing some toffee, vanilla, caramel, and lighter tobacco and nut qualities. Decent floral bitterness balances the sweet malt on the backend. This is considerably better than the 80 shilling of a couple months ago, preaching some defining flavors that are sustainable yet light and sessionable at a moderate 6.2 percent. Finishes with decent toast and toffee and light bitterness. Nothing palate breaking, but certainly enjoyable. drewbeerme (3921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 9, 2008
on tap at RB OP. pours amber with white head. aroma is caramelly, hint of smoke. flavor is very caramelly with a woody smokiness to it. some chocolate and spice found in there as well. a nice brew. pretty watery body though. dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2008
dark amber ,no head. mildly chocolate, coffee aroma. flavor of cream & coffee, maybe some toffee and chocolate thrown in. creamy, medium body. quite an enjoyable brew.
frankenkitty (2014) - Oak Lawn, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2008
tasted at <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/brewers/rock-bottom-c
Rock Bottom Chicago First Annual <a
sampled again on 3/23/2008 at <a
href=http://www.ratebeer.com/brewers/rock-bott Rock Bottom,
Poured a hazy mahogany under a large, foamy ecru head which falls slow and laces thick. Aroma found a boatload of caramel above a grainy base with additional mild florals and herbs. Mid-bodied with a flavor of chocolates and caramels, a touch of chalkiness and a bitterness in the finish.
Cornfield (5569) - Oak Forest, Illinois, USA - MAR 23, 2007
<font size=-4>On draught (quite a few months ago), at <a href=http://www.ratebeer.com/Places/ShowPlace.asp? Bottom, Orland Park, IL 60467</font>
This was my favorite at the new Rock bottom. The body’s a reddish chestnut in color and it’s capped with a small short-lived head. It smells of old caramel, a bit of toffee, a squirt of butterscotch, and a woody like bitterness. Light roasted malt and subdued juicy fruit are blended into the flavor. The finish was rather abrupt. Overall, a decent, warming ale.
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