February 2014 - Stouts & Porters

This month's Beer feature is Stouts & Porters
Stouts & Porters Reviews
205478
Caldera Brewing Company
Mogli Imperial Porter
Dark brown color. Bold aromas of fig, dried apricot, and date breads, chocolate creme brulee, and vanilla nut brittle with a satiny fruit-yet-dry medium-full body and a long, jazzy finish with notes of spiced cherries,and guava, pickled melon, grapefruit marmalade and pepper. A wild flavor ride.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
204893
Rogue Ales
Russian Imperial Stout
Dark black brown color with a tan saffron rim and cast. Bright peppery spice and greens, dark chocolate and dried fruits with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-full body and a long, seamless but astringent coffee, cocoa, apricot, chestnut, and peppery rapini-like finish. Rich, delicious, and stylish. Impressive!
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205334
Samuel Adams
Utopias
Dark mahogany color. Aromas of roasted nuts, brown butter, chocolate cherries, soy, dried lemon, and Fino sherry with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body no carbonation and a long, mouthwatering, raisin paste, almond skin, cedar, and lemon pepper finish. Stretches the notion of beer into a spirit realm. Try with desserts or in adventurous cocktails.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205604
Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery
Imperial Stout
Dark brown color. Aromas and flavors of honeyed cherries, nut brittle, and toasted grain with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a long, rich, chocolate, spice, greens, and beet root accented finish. A robust and exquisitely balanced imperial stout with a great earthy grain foundation and flourish of fruit.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205454
James Page Brewing Co.
JP's Casper White Stout
Old gold color with an ivory lace. Attractive aromas and flavors of white chocolate macadamia cookie, yellow cake batter, and chardonnay grapes with a supple, fruity medium-to-full body a creamy vanilla-maple fudge, white chocolate pretzel, and delicate herb toast finish. Very different, interesting and inescapably delicious.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205325
Samuel Adams
Black & Brew Coffee Stout
Dark brown black color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate and coffee creme brulee with a vibrant, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a nice grainy pumpernickel, banana cream pie, radish, and spiced nut accented finish. Very tasty and nicely balanced chocolate and coffee flavors.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205603
Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery
Oatmeal Stout
Dark brown color. Aromas of dried sour cherry, honeycomb, and buttery roasted nuts with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a long, stone fruit, tonka bean, latte, milled grain, and clay finish. Great flavor and style.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205749
Sweetwater Brewing Co.
Happy Ending Imperial Stout
Brown black color with a reddish tan head. Bright aromas of grapefruit, papaya and lime marmalades on grilled rye bread and juniper jelly with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-full body and a plush grilled peach, mango and pineapple, pepper and grass accented finish. Lots of gusto and dangerously drinkable.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205479
Caldera Brewing Company
Old Growth Imperial Stout
Dark brown black with a reddish tan head. Aromas and flavors of toasty almond toffee and grilled root vegetables with a satiny, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body a bitter chocolate, herb-pepper bread, and tart citrus peel finish. A great marriage of roasted malt and hops.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205234
Epic Brewing Company
Fermentation Without Representation Imperial Pumpkin Porter
Dark brown with a taupe lace. Aromas and flavors of spice pumpkin pie, milk chocolate nuts, and root beer with a chewy, medium-full body and a long spicy, creamy cappuccino, kiwi, sautéed zucchini, and pepper accented finish. A delicious, zesty "pumpkin beer".
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205348
Moab Brewery
Desert Select Export Stout
Dark brown black with a tan head. Aromas of baker’s chocolate and toasted pumpernickel nut bread with a chewy, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a bitter, roasted chestnut, grilled pretzel bread and greens, and peppery hop snap on the finish. Nice compacted flavors.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205389
Reuben’s Brews
Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout
Dark brown black color. Dense aromas and flavors of cherry fudge, chocolate creme brulee, coconut macaroon, and floral honey with a satiny, fruity medium-full body and a long, peppery spice, cherry brandy, mocha, and mineral nuanced finish. Big and powerfully delicious.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205332
Samuel Adams
Utopias 10th Anniversary
Dark mahogany garnet color. Aromas of honeyed walnuts, mixed peppercorns, mole, flower bed, and Oloroso sherry with a satiny, fruity full body with no carbonation and a long, peppery, boozy, sautéed almond, vanilla bean and whisky barrel kissed finish. An intriguing after dinner offering.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205293
Stone Brewing Co.
- Drew Curtis / Wil Wheaton / Greg Koch Stone Farking Wheaton Wootstout
Black with a brown cast and tan lace. Densely layered aromas suggest chocolate covered peaches, pecan pie, and brown spices with a supple, fruity-yet-dry full body and a long, bourbon barrel, vanilla, caramelized citrus and yams, and a peppery spice driven finish that goes on and on. Very decadent.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205199
Rogue Ales
Allegro Coffee Porter
Dark brown with a ruby amber cast. Bright aromas of roasted chili peppers and coffee with a zesty, dryish medium-to-full body and a long, peppery spice, mole sauce, and roasted root vegetable finish. A fun, scintillating porter that is sure to please.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205605
Samuel Smith’s Old Brewery
Taddy Porter
Opaque brown black color. Aromas of chocolate raisin muffin, caramelized nuts, leather, and horsehair brush are earthy and attractive with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a long, tangy dried fruit, coffee, and roasted chestnut finish. Excellent flavor and poise.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205343
Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing
Madam Grey, Earl Grey Milk Stout
Black with a dark brown cast creamy manila lace. Aromas and flavors of chocolate covered dried apricots, grape Pez, and bubblegum spices with a satiny, fruity medium-to-full body and a creamy, tropical citrus gelato, Earl Grey tea sorbet, and a pistachio praline finish. Quite distinctive and tasty.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205452
Stevens Point Brewery
Whole Hog Barley Wine Style Ale
Slightly hazy copper mahogany color with a taupe lace. Rich aromas of caramelized nuts and stone fruits, chocolate fudge, and pepper bread with a chewy, fruity-yet-dry full body and a long, plush brown sugar, dried fruits, and pepper spice finish. Robust, elegant, and delicious.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
204119
Stone Brewing Co.
- Arrogant Bastard Ale
Dark copper red color. Brash aromas of grapefruit rind, woodsy herbs, jalapeño, basil, and resinous pine with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, hoppy spiced nut, herb, peppercorn, pine plank, and citrus peel finish. A strong ale for hopheads.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205289
Stone Brewing Co.
- 2013 Stone Espresso Imperial Russian Stout
Opaque black brown color with a tan head. Rich aromas of honeyed dried cherries, pistachio gelato, chocolate, and peppery spices with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a crisp, lively, nicely bitter chocolate, pepper bread, and cappuccino finish. Boldly delicious.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205349
Fort George Brewery and Public House
Cavatica Stout
Black brown color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate covered figs and nuts, brown sugar, and zucchini bread with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and rich peppery hop, pumpernickel toast, beet, and chocolate yogurt finish. Very robust and tasty–almost an imperial stout.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205231
Quidi Vidi Brewing Co.
Winter Ale
Dark brown color. Spicy aromas and flavors of cherry cola, peach marmalade on toast, floral spice, and nougat with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a cream white toffee, coriander, pink pepper, candied orange, and arugula-like hop finish. A nice zesty and spicy winter ale that hits the mark.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205350
Lakewood Brewing Co.
The Temptress Imperial Milk Stout
Dark brown black color. Aromas of strawberry cider vinaigrette, chocolate nougat, and frosted peach pastry with a slightly sour and fruity medium-to-full body and a chewy toffee, pepper bread, salt and herb accented finish. Different but very tasty, sort of an imperial sour stout. Prepare for a wild ride.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205432
Old World Brewery
Dark Knight Porter
Dark brown with little head and a saffron rim. Attractive aromas of chocolate brownie, Asian spices, and caramelized nuts with a supple, tangy medium-to-full body and a rich, sweet citrus, cream, mocha, and melon accented finish. Very tasty.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205390
Reuben’s Brews
Imperial Oatmeal Stout
Dark brown black color. Aromas of praline, pink pepper, dried cherry, and lightly floral hops with a silky dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a creamy cappuccino and honeyed tropical fruit and nut finish. Tasty.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205312
River North Brewery
Anniversary Ale #1
Black with an amber rim. Aromas of chocolate mint, herbal tea, and spiced nuts with a chewy, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a tangy cocoa and roasted citrus and stone fruit finish. Nice range of flavors.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205296
Stone Brewing Co.
- Stone Smoked Porter with Vanilla Beans
Dark brown with a reddish bronze cast. Attractive aromas of caramelized bacon wrapped dates and vanilla custard with a supple, frothy, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a grilled pumpernickel bread, radicchio, citrus pith, lemon pepper, and smoked nut finish. Flavorful, fun, and a solid companion for the table; try in a beer float or with German chocolate cake.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205266
Stumblefoot Brewing Co.
Mojo Stout
Dark brown black color. Aromas of crushed nuts, cacao nibs, herbs, and toasty apple pastry with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a refreshing medley of dried fruits, roasted chestnuts, mocha latte, radish and grassy hops on the finish. A very well balanced and lively stout for all occasions.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205259
Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Co.
Midnight Lightning Imperial Stout
Brown black color with a beige gray head. Aromas of dried tropical citrus, nougat, honeycomb, peppercorns, and pickled okra with chewy, fruity-yet-dry full body and a long, mineral, grapefruit marmalade, pepper and radish sprouts accented finish. Very rich and deeply flavorful.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205260
Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Co.
Rush Hour Breakfast Stout
Dark brown color. Aromas and flavors of dark chocolate and artisan roasted coffee beans with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a tangy dried mango and peach, and creamy latte finish. Very tasty and elegantly balance.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205342
Island Brewing Company
Blackbird Porter
Dark brown color with a taupe rim. Aromas of nut brittle, honeyed dried fruits, and mocha gelato with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, grilled orange, radicchio, chocolate espresso bean, and peppery hop snap on the finish. A robust appetizing porter.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205284
Moylan’s Brewing Co.
White Christmas Spiced Winter Lager
Rich copper color. Delicately spicy aromas and flavors suggest crusty pumpkin and mincemeat pies with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a crisp, refreshing cocoa and zucchini bread toast finish. Very nice.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205387
Packinghouse Brewing Co.
Sensual Stout
Black brown color. Aromas and flavors of buttery roasted nuts, cocoa powder, and powdery raspberry-almond cookie with a soft, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tidy, mocha and sweet summer salad with berries finish. Nice restraint and purity of flavor.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205337
Peticolas Brewing Company
Wintervention
Dark brown color with a khaki rim. Aromas of sarsaparilla and spice cake with a supple, fruity medium-to-full body and a honey, spiced nut, and kale accented finish. Tasty and well balanced.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205328
Samuel Adams
Imperial Stout
Black brown color with a reddish tan head. Dense aromas and flavors of chocolate fudge brownie, smoked nuts, and mocha with a chewy, fruity-yet-dry medium-full body and a nicely balanced roasted root vegetable, pepper, coffee, and fig finish. Pleasantly drinkable and not trying to prove anything.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205262
Berghoff Brewery
Winter Ale
Dark chestnut brown color. Aromas of buttery roasted nuts, honey and dried fruit with a supple dryish medium body and a delicate hint of spiced fruits on the crisp, herb and pepper driven finish. Excellent drinkability.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205480
Caldera Brewing Company
Pilot Rock Porter
Dark brown with a bronze cast and a khaki head. Aromas and flavors of chocolate citrus peels and coffee with a silky, dryish medium body and tangy grilled root vegetable, apple, peppery mole accented finish. A rock solid porter.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205182
Dieselpunk
Porter
Dark brown color. Aromas of chocolate toffee and cake, honeyed figs, and bread with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a round, creamy, roasted root vegetable and kiwi accented finish. A spot on, vibrant porter.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205233
Epic Brewing Company
Epic Imperial Stout
Black brown with a tan head. Mild aromas of raisin scone and chocolate nut with a chewy, fruity-yet-dry medium-full body and a peppery, toffee, citrus peel, and leafy greens accented finish. A solid IS.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205283
Moylan’s Brewing Co.
Chelsea Moylan's Porter
Dark brown color with a khaki lace. Interesting aromas of habanero pepper jelly, caramelized nuts, and mango chutney follow through with a soft, dryish medium body and dark chocolate, coffee, and radish sprouts like hops on finish. Different, yet nicely sessionable.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205388
Packinghouse Brewing Co.
Black Beauty Cream Stout
Opaque black with a brown saffron cast. Aromas of dark cocoa, honey roasted nuts, and a hint of buffalo jerky with a supple, dryish medium body and a dark toast, star fruit, and pepper accented finish. A nice sessionable stout; or try with German chocolate cake.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205394
Pagosa Brewing Company
Coconut Stout
Dark brown black color. Smells and tastes just like an Almond Joy bar with a soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tangy, jicama, overripe pear, powdered milk, and dusty nut accented finish. Fun and easy drinking.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205391
Reuben’s Brews
Robust Porter
Dark brown black color. Aromas of chocolate, grain, nuts, and turnip with a round dry medium-to-full body and a dried fruit and roasted malt driven finish with nice astringency. A solid, stout-like, example of a robust porter.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205313
River North Brewery
Hello, Darkness Porter
Dark brown color with a khaki head. Aromas of dark roasted nuts, white pepper, brown sugar, and fig jam with a frothy, tangy medium body and a lively peppery, cocoa, coffee, and grassy hop snap. A rich, very roasty porter that will excel with spicy foods.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205335
Samuel Adams
Winter Lager
Lustrous copper color. Aromas and flavors of ginger cookie and zucchini-fig bread and a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a frothy, drying coriander, pepper, and grass accented finish. Nice subtlety of spicing with great sessionability.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205288
Stone Brewing Co.
- 10 Barrel / Bluejacket / Stone Suede Imperial Porter
Dark brown black color. Aromas of chocolate, spiced nuts, and honeyed figs with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a creamy chocolate mousse and peppery roasted citrus and toffee finish. Very subtly flavored, citrus hops really take the stage here.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205267
Stumblefoot Brewing Co.
Red Dress Porter
Very dark brown color. Aromas of chocolate, grilled yellow squash and nut toast with supple, dryish medium-to-full body and a touch of peppered lettuce-like hops on the balanced nutty finish. A rock solid porter with good sessionability and table appeal.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205278
Bayou Teche Brewing
LoupGargou
Black brown color. Dense aromas of wood charcoal, over roasted coffee, and burnt popcorn with a supple, dryish medium-to-full body and a finely carbonated cigar ash, grilled mustard greens, molasses and cocoa powder finish. Intense roasted bitterness make this hard to approach on its own, try with cigars.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205184
High Noon Saloon & Brewery
Stampede Stout
Black brown color. Aromas of coffee, dark chocolate, and green peppercorn with a crisp, dryish medium body and a tangy dried citrus and root vegetable, roasted nut, and burnt cigar tobacco accented finish. Nice astringency and table friendliness.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205336
Peticolas Brewing Company
Black Curtains Imperial Stout
Black brown color with a saffron amber cast. Aromas of cocoa, pine sap, and citrus rind with a supple, dryish medium-to-full body and a piquant pepper, citrus, and rapini nuanced finish. A lively, hoppy, food friendly IS.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
204180
Rhinelander Brewing Company
Mystical Jack Traditional Ale
Very dark reddish brown color. Dense aromas of spicy orange-date bread, buckwheat honey, putty and nuts with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a frothy, peppery, herbal and grassy hop flourish on the finish.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205344
Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing
Ginger's Winter Warmer
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of fresh ginger, sweet potato chip, turmeric tea, and chili pepper with a frothy, dryish medium-to-full body and a tangy, corn puff, pepper jelly, and ginger snap finish. Different and fun.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205345
Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing
Chocolate Pumpkin Porter
Deep brown color with an old bone lace. Aromas of spicy frosted carrot cake, zucchini-herb bread, and chocolate muffin with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a frothy, dusty grain, kale, and radish finish.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205183
Dieselpunk
Stout
Brown with a bronze cast. Aromas of toffee and toasted cherry pastry with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a zesty dried pear, mocha, boiled almond, and radish sprouts accented finish. Quite fruity, balanced, and easy drinking; a good session stout.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205382
Full Moon Cafe & Brewery
Manteo Porter
Dark brown color. Aromas of creamy milk chocolate, caramel corn, and herb-pepper focaccia with silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a buttercream, carob, lit cigar, and roasted chestnut finish. Flavorful.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205186
High Noon Saloon & Brewery
Rudolph's Red Nose Ale
Hazy golden amber color. Spicy aromas of ginger, cherry-raisin chutney, honey, and Asian spices with silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a nice toasty grain, sprout, and nut finish.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
204062
Les Brasseurs du Nord
Boréale Cuivrée
Beautiful amber color. Aromas of toasted corn bread, peach custard and herb butter with a satiny, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a tangy candied citrus peel, lettuce, and okra accented finish.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205261
Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Co.
Sugar Pine Flavored Porter
Dark brown with a khaki rim. Aroma and flavors of milk chocolate rice bar and leather chaps with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a frothy creamy nougat, molasses, arugula, and creme brulee finish. A pleasant chocolate porter.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205194
Columbia River Brewing Co.
Paddler's Porter
Dark brown color with a bubbly head. Dense aromas of baker’s chocolate, wet hay, dried sour cherry, and rawhide chew toy with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy spiced pear, roasted chestnut, and chocolate wafer finish.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
201764
Grand Rapids Brewing Company
Senator Lyon's Stout
Brown black color. Dark roasted chestnuts, clay, burnt toast and cigar ash with a crisp, dryish medium body and a Brazil nut, wafer, and dried citrus accented finish. nicely styled and refreshing.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205346
Back East Brewing Company
Porter
Dark brown black color with a fine taupe head. Aromas of baker’s chocolate, pumpernickel, and delicate herbs with a silky dryish medium body and a roasted carrot, radish and dusty mineral accented finish.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205287
Elm City Brewing Company
Oak Aged Baltic Porter
Aromas of malted chocolate powder, overripe orange, and a hint of new shoe with a supple, dryish medium-to-full body and a tangy, savory pepper focaccia and salted nut finish.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205381
Full Moon Cafe & Brewery
Holy Hand Grenade Imperial Stout
Murky dark brown. Aromas of clay, chocolate figs, grilled root vegetables, and nut butter with a dryish, medium body and a dark roasted chestnut, coffee yogurt,and peppered kale finish. Serve with food.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205429
Ranger Creek Brewing & Distilling
Small Batch Series No. 7
Black brown with a creamy copper head. Spicy and sourish aromas suggest berry vinegar, clay, holiday spices, and root vegetables with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a creamy chocolate and tangy, citrus, dusty nut, and spiced yam finish. Interesting, but a bit confused.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205185
High Noon Saloon & Brewery
Sex Bomb Chocolate Raspberry Stout
Dark black brown color. Aromas of chocolate cherry bonbons, focaccia, and raspberry yogurt with a supple fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy raspberry pastry, mocha, and slaw accented finish. A pleasant berry stout.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205188
Center of the Universe Brewing Co.
El Duderino White Russian Milk Stout
Dark brown with a gray beige lace. Aromas of burnt crayon and nut bread with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a chocolate mousse, straw, and whole chestnut finish. Slightly flawed, upfront, but finishes decently.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205476
Dad & Dude’s Breweria
I'll Sleep When I'm Dead Coffee Stout
Dark black brown color with an amber rim and no head. Bold coffee grounds aromas and flavors with a flat dry medium body and a roasted grain and clay finish. Could use more carbonation.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205392
Pagosa Brewing Company
Porter's Porter
Dark brown black color. Aromas of circus peanuts, stewed veggies, and chocolate soda with a brisk, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a very tangy, citrus, melon, nutshell, and arugula slap on the finish.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205393
Pagosa Brewing Company
Coconut Porter
Dark brown with a bronze cast. Aromas and flavors of toasted coconut, cashew butter, and faint crayon and clay with a crisp, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy overripe apple, water chestnut, coconut husk, and grassy earth accented finish.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
205311
River North Brewery
Avarice Imperial Stout
Dark brown black color. Pungent burnt nut and grass and char-grilled vegetable and tropical fruit aromas with a sourish fruity-yet-dry medium-full body and a stewed citrus and vegetable, pepper, kale, cocoa, and peanut brittle finish. A bit odd, but interesting; serve with food.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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