tmoreau (3920) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery, and dispensed to a nonic 10 oz. tumbler showing a black/brown color, with maybe a touch of ruby highlighting, moussy, tan head foam, and very cling lacing. The nose was initially modest roastiness, malt, and baker’s chocolate. Medium+ bodied, the taste revealed more roastiness, a subtle rye-like spiciness, and an assertive, earthy hop bitterness that was somewhat resinous and very dry. Seemingly heftier in body, texture, and bitterness than many Porters, including the house’s Mugshot offering. Liked the bold approach and fresh hopping, while staying quite alcoholically sessionable.
crossovert (11817) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
INteresting take ona fresh hop. The dark malts mix well with the hops making them a bit more subtle than other examples.