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Honest Stout | Goose Island Beer Co.

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3.96/5
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44 Ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
gooseisland.com

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Fall

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Added by joe1510 on 12-23-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#10,513
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
44
pDev:
8.59%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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64oz Growler
$16.00
Goose Island-Clybourn

Honest Stout enters my pint glass as black as a moonless night. Zero light comes through the black body. The edges of the glass won't even allow any light. A two finger brown head formed on the pour that slowly fell to a thick crown. As the beer disappeared some moderate sheet lacing was left in spots.

Smell is deep and rich. A heavy hand of roasted barley sricks around front to back with the occasional appearence of freshly ground coffee. Molasses, caramel, dark chocolate and cocoa flash in and out making this an enticing stout. This smells like it's going to be a tasty complex stout.

Every aroma I mentioned shows up in the flavor but in a more robust way. The roastiness is large and lasts throughout with the dark bittersweet chocolate adding a great complexity. There's some half and half like creaminess along with the freshly brewed coffee. This is an all around delicious stout. The flavors transition flawlessly from one to the next.

The body is on the lighter side of heavy with an excellent silky smooth mouthfeel. The swallow brings some chewiness before leaving a mild bitterness from the roastiness.

The abv keeps this from being a session beer but it's without a doubt a stout with which you could easily sip away the afternoon. A perfect beer for this bone chilling Sunday.

This is an impressive stout from Goose Island. Another one of the great brewery only releases. That place does nothing but impress me. The more I visit the more I start to think this is one of the best breweries in the country.

Notes: "This velvety, export style stout is perfect for cold winter days. Brewed with Black Barley, Roasted Barley and Caramel Malt for a rich, roasty flavor and aroma. Served unfiltered for the darkest of pints, this is an incredibly smooth and satisfying stout."

reviewed: 12/23/07

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3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From 01/23/13 notes. Had this on tap at the Clybourn brewpub in Chicago.

a - Pours a dark brown, almost black color, with one finger of dark tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks like a really nice stout.

s - Smells of roasted malts, bitter chocolate, toasted malts, and some light cream. Nice, but nothing too complex here.

t - Tastes of roasted malts, bitter chocolate, milk chocolate, cream, oats, toasted malts, vanilla, some sugar. Taste is better than the nose and a step up for me.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. Smooth and easy to drink; no heat to it at all.

o - Overall a pretty nice foreign stout, but tough because I found Resolutions, Black Seas, or XL on tap/cask all better than this one. Some nice sweetness in the taste though the nose is a little lacking, and easy to drink. A solid foreign stout but with so many other great GI stouts/porters on tap, would go for one of those other 3 again before going for this one.

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed at the Clybourn location.

A: thin head No lace really on a jet black body.

S: coffee, roasted malts and vanilla.

T: follow nose well with sweet vanilla throughout but moving from roasted malts to piney and coffee bitterness in the finish.

M: smooth medium in body and moderate carbonation.

Overall: this is a nice flavorful stout with a strong coffee presence which I prefer in this style. I also had this on cask and the chocolate flavors are incredible but these are hard to pick out on the tap version.

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Honest Stout from Goose Island Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 44 ratings
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