Fatehunter (1820) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - APR 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured into a pint glass. A solid two fingers of brown head on top of dark brown ale.
Lots of citrus smell: lemon and orange zest. There is a malt tone back there, but it’s hidden well.
Tastes like a bright IPA with grapefruit, lemon and lime coming through. That is followed by a more mellow toasted malt flavor. A really nice combo.
Crisp at first, a little chewy middle to end, low carbonation and medium body.
Good smelling and great tasting. Interesting (in the best way) combination of bright hops and then sudden malt.
Reimer96 (1639) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 26, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow does midnight wheat know how to smooth a palate out and give a light creamy feel to it! Great aroma of pine, citrus, grapefruit, roasted malts, light cocoa and a hint of chocolate... Same taste with an exceptionally smooth finish and bitterness. Complex yet simple, smooth and enjoyable.
ajnepple (4074) - Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewery. Black appearance with a khaki colored head and sticky lacing. Aroma of dark nutty malts, roasted grain, cocoa, light coffee, earthy hops and hints of grass and pine. Mild malt sweetness balanced by a mild to moderate hop bitterness. Medium body with a lingering finish. Wow, I don’t remember this one tasting so good!
snoworsummer (3744) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 22, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewery. Pours opaque dark brown with a fizzy, bubbly beige head and lots of lacing. Tastes like nutty malt, dark chocolate, burnt toast, and roasted coffee. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like roasted malt, coffee, burnt toast, and nutty.
sloshgator (597) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
New Belgium Snow Day drinks like a porter with the body and notes to match. Dark pour with a thick, tan, frothy head. Aroma is of chocolate and caramel. Taste is much like a porter with chocolate and caramel (to a lesser extent) notes. Snow Day can be enjoyed on any day -- a nice seasonal.
arnold931 (1010) - Iowa, USA - NOV 15, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours black with ruby highlights. Some tan head and lacing. Nose is floral hops and some chocolate. Taste is similar with some roast coffee. Lasting bitterness in the aftertaste.
sjohnny (440) - - NOV 8, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Lots of pine and that's about the whole aroma. Pours very dark almost black with some ruby redness. Not as hoppy as the aroma would suggest. Still lots of pine. Some roasty toast flavors. A hint of earthiness. Not bad.
Darkmagus82 (2090) - - NOV 5, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle into a pint glass
Appearance – The beer pours a deep cola brown color with mahogany highlights shinning trough and a one finger tan colored head. The head has a great level of retention, very slowly fading over time to leave a great level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell – The aroma of the beer is potent of a nice roasted malt aroma with some light chocolate and caramel. Along with these aromas comes a decent showing of an herbal and pine hop along with some leather aromas.
Taste – The taste begins with a toasted malt flavor with hints of chocolate and caramel. These later flavors are light upfront, with them fading more and more as the taste moves forward. The roast increases even more toward the middle of the taste with it then maintaining its strength to the end. Near the very end, some roasted coffee bitterness comes to the tongue, and with the drying out of most of the sweet flavors and a bit of an earthy taste coming to the tongue, one is left with a roasty and slightly dry and bitter taste to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel- The body of the beer is on the slightly thinner to average side for a beer of its darkness and abv., with a carbonation level that is average to slightly higher. For the more bitter and roast flavors of the brew the feel is great as it makes for a more refreshing and surprisingly more crisp dark brew.
Overall- I rather enjoyed this one. A rather nice black IPA with a great level of approachability and easy drinking feel. A rather nice drinker!!
paintedmaple (605) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2015
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle...silky black pour with little head. Not much aroma, but a good velvety mouthfeel of fresh roasted coffee. Surprisingly little hop flavors despite the marketing. Smooth and drinkable.
ozzy70 (271) - - AUG 5, 2015
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 oz. bottle. From notes 1-11-15. Very dark pour into pint glass. Tan creamy head. Hoppy, bitter and roast taste. Not one of my favorite New Belgiums.
rdixon77 (1695) - Georgia, USA - APR 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Old rating. Strange winter beer as I remember. Coffee, pine, spices, some roastiness. Decent enough.