Tmoney99 (13455) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 1, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured black with an average frothy off-white head that diminished quickly. Moderate roasted malt aroma. Medium body. Medium sweet roasted malt flavor with a light spice bitter finish. Interesting brew.
jakepete (13) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good effort on an unusual style. Was expecting some sort of dark Belgian beer, but it’s more of a cross between an American brown and a stout. Poured very dark, but not quite opaque. Rich roasty/caramel flavor with a well balanced bitterness.
bhosford (1) - Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 20, 2006 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Fruity aroma, almost smells like a dark wine with a roasty scent as well, nice dark color with a nice lighter head, the flavor is a little unbalanced, a bit fruity but not bad, highly carbonated, and a not so pleasant aftertaste. somewhat of an unusual beer, but easy to drink. check it out.
Wakie (612) - Centreville, Virginia, USA - MAR 8, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A decent enough black ale. Dark chicory taste with a hint of strong hops. Much more like a porter than a black ale.
trafford (171) - Germantown, Tennessee, USA - MAR 7, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I have been a fan of the New Belgium Brewing growing up in KC and drinking Fat Tire like it was bud light, but this is a much better beer. I had to drive 30 miles to pick up 6 different NB brews. The beer pours a rich dark brown with a nice size foamy head. It has a smooth feel and isn’t as dark as it looks. As it came to room temp it was even more enjoyable. I will be making the 30 mile trip more often.
dwedin (249) - Happy Valley, Oregon, USA - MAR 6, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tight tan head, almost black body. Fresh dough, mild hop aroma. Good balance of sweet, sour and acidic flavor. Long dark roasted malt finish.
DrBayern (1139) - Morehead City, North Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Creamy tan head that lasts nicely under a dark brown pour. Malty aroma with some undertones of yeast. Malt dominated flavors with a bit f a sour character. Finishes slightly sweet. Unusual, but easily drinkable.
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 25, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to tjthresh. Pours to a transparent dark brownish-black body with red hues. The beer has a thick, lasting, creamy beige head with excellent lacing. The aroma is weird. Roasted meats and grains but has a soapy characteristic to it. The flavor is like a dry stout and has light rauchbier and heavy lemony coffee characteristics. The palate is very drying, heavily carbonated, and acidic. Medium bodied.
imn2it (2) - Albany, Kentucky, USA - FEB 19, 2006 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Always a treat when I make it west of the Mississippi. I love this beer and have brought kegs home on 3 different occasions. Definately my favorite beer from New Belgium!
divepatch (10) - USA - FEB 17, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A relatively lively beer. It should not be consumed ice cold because as the label will tell you, the recipit was concieved in 1554 by some monks. Because of the lack of refrigeration during those times it is not ment to be consumed cold. The flavour matures with the temperature, unfortunately, not enought to sooth my lust for dark powerful stouts. Overall pretty good, but not one of my favorites.