TheAlum (7164) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2012
22 oz bottle from picked up at the Deconstructed brewpub (Munster, IN). Shared with friends. Pours a rich inky black thick hue, a frothy tannish head dies to a loose film, thicker ring, with ok lacing. Aromas are loose cocoa and toast, roasty earthy and silky sweetness. Black malts, creamy qualities, and gentle floral and citrusy hops. A mellow oystery minerally feel. Full and enjoyable. Not overdone. Initial is medium bodied, perhaps a bit thicker, with cocoa, silky black malts and caramel. Some toffee, biscuits, gentle dryness moves in with some lingering floral and grassy hops. Dry and touches of earthy malts, some soil, dry hops and mellow touches of sweetness and dryness, roast, toast battle into the finish, trading jabs. A solid stout, very nice experience, good body and balance. drewbeerme (3921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 31, 2012
Bottle, thanks Adam. Pours black with tan head. Aroma has a nice nutty and ashy character with hint of caramel. Flavors are earthy chocolate, nutty, and salty finish. Medium body. Really good dry stout. ryecatcher (1468) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 27, 2012
22 oz. Bomber from Maria’s in Bridgeport. Pours an opaque, jet-black with a thin light-brown head. Thick, creamy mouthfeel, coffee, roasted malt and a hint of glutamates (which is probably the oysters, although the oyster flavor doesn’t really come through otherwise). Almost no hops to detect, which is ironic given the co-creators penchant for that sort of thing. A solid offering.