Porter And Proud | Goose Island Beer Co.

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

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
December 2011 Clybourn menu...

"Chef Collaboration - Dark mahogany color, roasted malt aroma, dark chocolate malt flavor, full body. Brewed w/Chef Perry Hendrix of Custom House."

Added by Khazadum on 12-11-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 6
Photo of WillCarrera
4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-cask. Poured into a snifter at the Clybourn brewpub.

A- Pours a dark brown with ruby highlights, comes with a finger of very creamy, thick head, which over about 15 minutes dissipated down to a thin ring around the edges of the glass. Good lacing.

S- Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate.

T- Similar to the nose, big roasted malts with coffee and chocolate, a hint of fruit in the background though along with some oak flavor.

M- Full-bodied, smooth and creamy, the roasted malt provides a semi-dry finish, carbonation is awesome.

O- A great porter, I'm gonna have to go back soon and get another glass.

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Photo of TMoney2591
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter at the Clybourn brewpub.

Say it loud! Yeah... It pours a very dark garnet-brown topped by a finger of dirty tan foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, dark chocolate, cocoa, and molasses. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a vein of what seems like cinnamon. The body is a straight medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a feel that's lightly grainy and mostly smooth. Overall, one of the better Chef Collaboration brews I've had from Goose. Good times.

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Photo of AgentZero
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Black beer with a khaki head tha went up about a finger. Dissipated to a couple random splotches and a thin ring.

S - Chocolate, some berry notes, little fudge sweetness. Slight touch of yeast with some bittering char.

T - Taste is a lot like the nose. Pretty chocolate forward with some roast and some hints of sweet berry flavor. Some coffee and a slight astringency on the end. Pretty solid.

M - Fuller side of medium bodied with tingly carbonation.

O - Solid and tasty baltic porter. Pretty enjoyable with nothing off putting. Alcohol is decently hidden.

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Photo of GbVDave
4.45/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a snifter at GI Clybourn 12/15/11. Thanks to HeatherAnn for the assist! Extra special thanks to Electric Hawk for bringing the rock later that evening!

A: Served pitch black. Perfect color. Nice sticky sliver of off white head that left a bunch of lace behind.

S: Huge roasty nose of (slightly sour) grains with a heaping helping of chocolate and fresh berry.

T: Elements of above with way more emphasis on the chocolate and the welcome emergence of some slightly sweet dark fruit.

M: Bitter graininess that does a great job of complimenting the smooth chocolate and sweet dark fruit.

O: Excellent! Would order again in a second.

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Photo of Khazadum
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great creamy head. Good retention, sticky lacing! Goose... You did it for once. Inky darkness, you know... A Baltic porter.

Interesting. A grainy aroma. Faint. Bit of mild barnyard hay. Huh. Also some bittered pomegranate or star anise with bittering. Mixed up for sure. Poo that's burnt grain too.

Sweet opening, light star anise, burnt grain. Simple flavors but complex mixing. The sweetness ie throughout and could be roasted fruits... Plums or dates specifically.

Good carb off the bat. Perfect even. Creamy, smooth, velvet. Luxurious. Finish lingers of a dark chocolate that is so light you might miss it.

Well done. A solid double in baseball.

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Porter And Proud from Goose Island Beer Co.
4.16 out of 5 based on 6 ratings.
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