Starting with Goose Island, the first of their beers that I've had since AB-InBev bought them. It pours a murky brown with little to no head. It's called Mild Winter which thankfully this winter was. The aroma was interesting, it smelled of Ryvita (a rye crispbread) as well as nuts and caramel. It actually tasted like liquefied ryvita as well. Now I rather like Ryvita and thought this worked rather well. A strong caramel base with lashings of brown sugar make up the body. I can't say that this bottle was produced pre or post AB-InBev but if it's post; they have not let the accountants near the place as of yet as this is a cracking beer.
Personally I preferred the Goose Island but this was also very tasty.
Now roll on the spring and summer beers!