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.
iowaherkeye (2703) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - FEB 17, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle, best before 24MAR06. Pours a clear very dark brown with a small, light beige head. Nose of chocolate, nuts, and a little bit of coffee. Tastes fairly nutty and sweet. Not a terribly complex beer, but not too bad, either. I wouldn’t try too too hard to seek this one out.
Solz16 (5) - Illinois, USA - FEB 16, 2006 does not count
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Looks alot like a cup of coffee. Pretty smooth begining followed up with a hoppy coffe bitterness. One of the better New Belgium Beers
paulmetzger (154) - Pocatello, Idaho, USA - FEB 7, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Slightly translucent dark brown in color with medium carbonation. Aroma of coffee and chocolate with a slight fruityness. Starts sweet and roasty, then moves to a mild coffee/hops bitterness. Smooth.
SamAdams777 (37) - Abilene or Stephenville, Texas, USA - FEB 6, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2008 First off, I love the bottle. It has a nice look, but anyways, that wont affect my beer rating. The smell is fantasic. Nuts, maybe chocolate. The apperance is nice too, could pass for a latte if it were just a picture. The flavor is bold. I love this beer.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 6, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught. I’ve had this many times in bottle, but this is the first draught. Dark brown color with bubbly tan head. Milk chocolate nose and flavor with a hint of roasty coffee and a strange cola aftertaste.