Rock Bottom Chicago Reviews




rubbishystuff
4
Rock Bottom Chicago Hop Bomb
At State street brew pub. This doesn’t mess around it is proper hoppy. Good stuff, hop lovers will enjoy. Serving: Tap
Sunday, May 28, 2017

rubbishystuff
4
Rock Bottom Chicago By Default
At State Street brewpub. Good robust porter, some roasted barley, cocao and coffee, some sweetness as well. Serving: Tap
Sunday, May 21, 2017

rubbishystuff
4
Rock Bottom Chicago First Gear
At State street brewpub. nice flavor for the strength, summery. Fruity, a little belgiany yeasty. Serving: Tap
Sunday, May 14, 2017

rubbishystuff
3
Rock Bottom Chicago Puff Puff Pint
At State street location. Pine, citrus, herbal. Fresh hop aroma. Serving: Cask
Monday, May 8, 2017

rubbishystuff
4
Rock Bottom Chicago Sweet Demotion
At State street location. Very drinkable for the strength. Smooth, rich, some chocolate more as it warmed. good. Serving: Tap
Friday, April 28, 2017

rubbishystuff
4
Rock Bottom Chicago Alpaca Sweater Vest
At Brewpub. So dark and roasted it should have been called a porter at least, but their description said brown ale so there. Very dark brown almost black, tan head, roasted. Good. Serving: Tap
Friday, April 21, 2017

Cavie
4.4
Rock Bottom Chicago Coffee Big Bear
Tap at the pub. Black pour, opaque. Tan head. Big roasty aroma. Roasted malt, black coffee, chocolate. Sweet malty flavor, brown sugar, dark chocolate, coffee grounds. Roasted bitterness. Very good!
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Cavie
3.4
Rock Bottom Chicago St. Paddy’s Fatty
Tap at the pub. Dark brown to black color. Roasty aroma. Chocolate malt. Bitter aroma. Dark roasted flavor, dark chocolate, coffee ground. Ash. No hops. High bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Cavie
3.7
Rock Bottom Chicago Hop Bomb
Tap at the pub. Clear orange color. White head. Big hoppy aroma. Citrus, pine, bit of dank notes. Flavor is pine, citrus, dank. Big hoppy bitterness. Some malt backbone. Finishes bitter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Cavie
3.6
Rock Bottom Chicago Redline Express
Tap at the pub. Light reddish orange color. Clear. White head. Caramel sweet malt aroma. Light toast. Some citrus hops. Flavor is toasted malt, light caramel sweetness, piney hops with a moderate bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Cavie
4.1
Rock Bottom Chicago Stadtstrasse Kolsch
Tap at the pub. Brilliantly clear light gold color. Light ring of white head. Clean aroma. Light grain, low fruit. No hops. Grainy flavor, low citrus fruit, light sweetness, restrained bitterness. Crisp finish. Good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

rubbishystuff
4
Rock Bottom Chicago St. Paddy’s Fatty
Dry Irish stout with some cacao nibs. Slightly sweeter than most dry stouts. Mild chocolately bitterness. Nice. Serving:Cask
Sunday, March 12, 2017

rubbishystuff
3
Rock Bottom Chicago Vulgarian
At brewpub. Chewy, fruity, thicker mouth feel. Flowery and fruity aroma, more sweet and tart. Serving: Tap
Friday, March 3, 2017

rubbishystuff
3
Rock Bottom Chicago Fire Chief Ale
Good sessionable ale, slippery mouth feel. A little thin maybe, but over all not bad. Serving: Tap
Saturday, February 25, 2017

BlackBeerPG
3.7
Rock Bottom Chicago Bourbon Barrel Aged Naughty Nick
Taste: Big oak bourbon notes, smooth with that smokey peat spice and alcohol finish. Woody nose. Mahogany/ Dark brown, semi clear, refined soft head of foam with some lace. Medium body. Complex and warming.
Wednesday, January 18, 2017

kaser
3.4
Rock Bottom Chicago Nice & Naughty
This is the Naughty and Nice - super dark red pour at RB Chicago. White head. Malty, cherry, bitter and hoppy. Not bad. Tons of sticky head.
Monday, January 16, 2017

kaser
3.4
Rock Bottom Chicago Hoppy Blue Year
Draft pour at rock bottom Chicago. White head. Bright red body. Blueberry fruity aroma. Blueberry and dank tropical taste. It’s ok.
Saturday, January 7, 2017

kaser
3.8
Rock Bottom Chicago Hop Bomb
Very surprised with how much I liked this. Draft pour at chicago location (downtown). Orange with white head. Nice balance of citrus, hops, grapefruit and apricot. Not too bitter. Chuggable.
Saturday, January 7, 2017

kaser
3.6
Rock Bottom Chicago Deuces !
Dark draft pour at rock bottom Chicago. White head. Nice juicy flavor. White head. Hoppy and bitter. Good overall. Citrus
Thursday, December 22, 2016

rubbishystuff
3
Rock Bottom Chicago Redline Express
At brewpub, good but not outstanding Amber ale. Mild hops. Slightly bready. Serving: Tap
Thursday, June 16, 2016

rubbishystuff
3
Rock Bottom Chicago Sunglasses at Night
At the brewpub. Well balanced, doesn’t lean too far in the hoppy, roasted, heavy, or boozy realm. Serving: Tap
Thursday, June 16, 2016

rubbishystuff
4
Rock Bottom Chicago Stadtstrasse Kolsch
At brewpub, not just a half hearted, we have to put a lighter beer on the menu sort of thing, this was pretty good, reminiscent of german kolsch but less minerally but thicker mouth feel. Serving:Tap
Thursday, June 16, 2016

rubbishystuff
3
Rock Bottom Chicago Naughty Scotch Ale
At brewpub. Warm smooth, malty, caramel and bready. Decent stuff. Serving: Tap
Thursday, June 16, 2016

kaser
3.7
Rock Bottom Chicago Adult Stuff
Black as night pour from draft at Rock Bottom in Chicago. Sticky white head. Oatmeal, milky creamy and cocoa flavor. Impressive beer. Chuggable
Friday, March 4, 2016

DocLock
3.7
Rock Bottom Chicago Wooly Bear American IPA
Draft at KOP. Hazy copper pour with off-white head. Nose was piney hops, caramel malt, Tasted hoppy, with earthy caramel malt nites, some mild dark fruity finish.
Sunday, January 31, 2016

JK
2.8
Rock Bottom Chicago XX The Twenty
At the brewpub, December, 2015. This was only $2.95 for a true pint. it is very drinkable if not bringing anything new. Light malt flavors, dry, and very easy to drink. It is a simple beer.
Saturday, January 16, 2016

JK
3
Rock Bottom Chicago Sweet Tart
At the brewpub in December, 2015. appearance of a clear, dark copper color. Served in a pint glass. Light berry aroma and some yeast there also. flavor has the lightest hint of a sour flavor, but certainly not sour yet. Served too young maybe. As it is, a light flavored fruit beer with some yeast that leads me to believe it might change given some time.
Saturday, January 16, 2016

charule
3.5
Rock Bottom Chicago Cherry Fizz
On tap at FOBAB 2015. Sour cherry and yeasty. Light gin cherry taste. Wasnt impressed
Thursday, December 31, 2015

alexsdad06
3.4
Rock Bottom Chicago Cherry Fizz
Draft sample at FoBaB ’15. Pours a clear amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor had sweet malts, caramel, gin barrel character, mildly tart dark cherry, wood, another break between all the bigger dark beers, this one didn’t completely work for me though.
Sunday, December 27, 2015

hombrepalo
2
Rock Bottom Chicago Cherry Fizz
Sampled at Fobab. Horrible crap. Drain pour. Smells like medicine. Taste like a bad mixer.
Friday, December 4, 2015

Art
3.9
Rock Bottom Chicago Cherry Fizz
On tap at FoBAB. Hazy pale copper color. Aromas of dark fruits and gin botanicals. Not getting a ton of cherry though. Taste is lightly sweet and refreshing after multiple stouts.
Sunday, November 29, 2015

bigtaster
3.6
Rock Bottom Chicago Barrel Aged Slick Mahoney
At the brewery in a stemed Glas. Black small tan head, nose is Bourbon, caramel, dark fruit, chocolate. Medium body, sweet, low carbonation. Minimum bitterness, generic Barrel aged stout, enjoyable.
Saturday, November 28, 2015

TheAlum
3.9
Rock Bottom Chicago Tropical Kaleidoscope
Draft on tap at the brewpub (Chicago, IL). Pours a darker deeper Carmel used copper hue, haze body with some darkness. Later fall gentle glow, frothy whitish head atop is firm, a nice layer with solid retention. Full film, decent ringer and flow. Aromas are punchy and citric, tropical and a bit juicy. Pineapple, mango, some guava flow with some decent florals. A bit of earth, mellow malt bill is bready, subtle biscuity toast. Punchy floral and citrus rind bitterness supports that fruity melange on the nose. Lighter end of the fold in body with some solid carbonation, potent floral bitterness latches on the distract a bit more from the base. A bit toasty, that biscuity toast element you find in Daisy Cutter without getting sweep. Sweeping strong bitterness washes over the palate, lemony and floral with some grapefruit flourish. The tropical fruit weaves in and out but never takes the focus away from that potent bitterness and toasty yet unintrusive malt character. Some wafts of mango, subtle gumball, tropical essence but the Centennial drives the ship. Potent, bitter and fresh. Finish is dry, tapering citric lemon and grapefruit, pithy and rind oils. Bitter, toasty, floral and a touch soapy with those fruit complexities adding to its intrigue. Really nice stuff as the nose promises something a bit more fruity but ends up staunchly bitter, toasty and citric. Really nice stuff, would be nice to see it down into the high 5s ABVwise?
Tuesday, October 20, 2015

TheArgoPirate
2.7
Rock Bottom Chicago The Wicked Brewski
Draft at the taproom. Pour is clear copper with a fine white head that dissipates after a few minutes. Allspice, nutmeg and bread on the nose, though not overpowering. Taste matches the aroma but fades quickly into a slight resinous bitter. Light and highly carbonated on the palate. Just an average pumpkin ale, nothing to get excited about here. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Monday, October 12, 2015

RobBestwick
3.1
Rock Bottom Chicago Chicago Gold
On tap. Medium hoppy lime aroma. Pours bronze with a frothy off white head. Very easy drinking with moderate hoppiness. Medium bodied with mild bitter finish.
Thursday, August 13, 2015

Drake
3.8
Rock Bottom Chicago Fire Begonias
Growler shared at the July MDF tasting. Clear copper, thin fizzy white head. Aroma of floral, citrusy, tinny hops. The taste is floral hops, citrus, candied citrus, lemongrass, mint, marzipan, caramel. Medium bodied, lingering bitterness.
Thursday, July 9, 2015

hombrepalo
3.8
Rock Bottom Chicago Grand Cru
Sample Pour at GI Sunday Funday. A hazy deep reddish copper colored pour with a fast fading cream head; aroma of unrefined sugar; rich cane sugar taste with some raisins giving a firm body; and a pleasant grainy finish that’s slightly sour. A rounded and well-balanced beer that hides it’s alcohol well, but leaves a pleasant warmth in the stomach.
Monday, May 18, 2015

notalush
3.1
Rock Bottom Chicago Big 14 Stout
Tap at the brewpub - pours a dark amber brown - a little thin and with a kind of harshness to the carbonation, so as far as the style goes, the texture is way off - the flavor is pretty nice - dry, roasty, mildly acidity, with a little of mineral character, tobacco - bitterness from the darker malts is a little rough on the back end - alright.
Saturday, March 28, 2015

Nuffield
3
Rock Bottom Chicago Silent Passenger
Golden and very lightly hazy with a continuing thin head. Very mild aroma with a hint of perfume and wild flowers on a grassy mountainside. My pint was served cask conditioned, which left it feeling a little flat and limp; probably wpild be beter with more carbonation. A bit more bitter than I would like. Not all that good. (Cask at brewpub)
Saturday, March 28, 2015

Nuffield
3.7
Rock Bottom Chicago Nice & Naughty
This was really good for about two ounces but it had too much sweetness. Big alcohol driving a lot of vanilla and bourbon, very clearly barrel aged for all of the 15 months that they claimed. Over the top in a good way until it wasn’t. On tap at brewpub.
Saturday, March 28, 2015

notalush
3.5
Rock Bottom Chicago Chicago Gold
Tap at the brewery - really an APA, and a pretty clean and decent one - clean, crisp malt structure - medium dry and Biscuity - hops are a little subdued, but pleasantly grassy and citric - peppery finish - nice quaffer.
Saturday, March 28, 2015

notalush
3
Rock Bottom Chicago Kölsch Bier
Tap at the brewery - clear gold - fairly crisp, with a strong mineral component that I often enjoy in beers like this - lightly grassy hops - but there is also a bit of vegetal character that detracts from the enjoyment and a slight sourness on the tail end - meh.
Saturday, March 28, 2015

crossovert
3.8
Rock Bottom Chicago Barrel Aged Slick Mahoney
Draft. Really nice stout here, caramel and booze flavors with some thick chcocolate flavors, slight woodiness. Nice.
Sunday, March 15, 2015

Christpuncher
3.6
Rock Bottom Chicago Barrel Aged Slick Mahoney
First rater on this one. Very complex beer. Sweet, yet bourbon flavored. Also kind of milky flavored smells like bourbon and pours black with a creamy tan head. Boozy bite. Had at Rock bottom ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Christpuncher
3.2
Rock Bottom Chicago Mouldy Toad Brown
Alright, this is the best beer in the flight. Nice roasted malt flavorvwithba light malt backbone. Smells like roasted malts and nuts. Pours almost black with a thin tan head. Had at Rock bottom. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Christpuncher
2.9
Rock Bottom Chicago Fire Chief Ale
One of Rock bottoms specialty brews. Not as good as their red ale. Way less hopps in this one. The flavor is pretty dull. Pours orange with a thin white head. Had at Rock bottom. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

boxofrane
3.8
Rock Bottom Chicago SnowCat White IPA
Draft at the brew pub. Pours hazy yellow with a medium sized white head. The aroma has plenty of coriander and lemon zest. The taste has a nice bitter pop with a nice balance of orange and lemon. Peppery finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sunday, February 15, 2015

tmoreau
3.6
Rock Bottom Chicago The Mutiny
Rock Bottom Restaurants & Breweries pairing beer for this year’s CBS Chicagoland Brewpub Shootout, dispensed to my fest glass showing a golden hue, with a presentable layer of white head foam, and spots & streaks of lacing. The nose was citrus, and very noticeable pineapple. The taste included a pronounced, citrus & rind-like hop bitterness, with decent carbonation, in a body that was on the light side of medium. Bright & crisp! Paired with one of my favorites of the event: a beer braised chicken thigh, wrapped in brown sugar pepper bacon, and served on top of a corn bread waffle with maple beer glaze.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Ughsmash
3.2
Rock Bottom Chicago The Wicked Brewski
On tap. Poured clear, light amber with a short-lived white head. The aroma picked up sweet nutmeg and other pumpkin spice over caramel and biscuity malts. The flavor found lots of caramel and biscuity malts at the core, with mostly nutmeg and cinnamon laced throughout.. sharper, tangy spices on the finish.. not a lot of pumpkin. Light-medium bodied with moderate carbonation.. OK overall feel.. decent.
Saturday, October 11, 2014

Ughsmash
3.5
Rock Bottom Chicago Identity Crisis
Tap, aged in Woodford Reserve barrels. Poured rich garnet with a short-lived beige head. The aroma picked up sweet roasted nutty and caramel notes joined by vinous notes and bourbon.. quite vinous as it warmed up. The flavor found tangy red wine and bourbon on the tip of the tongue, with sweet caramel and vanilla following.. lightly-roasty.. finished dry with lots of tasty barrel. Medium-bodied with low carbonation.. tart and tasty!
Saturday, August 16, 2014