mrjaxson (242) - .08 Junction, Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A lighter stout than advertised, yet extremely tasty. Pours to a fluffy head that takes its time to subside. Coffee is there lightly in the aroma and on the dry finish. In between the malts take over for a bit of sweetness. Another solid New Glarus bier.
Hair6a11 (1229) - Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle; Pour is murky brown with a hint of amber ; a fine bubbled khaki head here -modest, retaining poorly, light lacing present here. The nose is roast, coffee, chocolate morsels, but I found it muted. the flavor profile provides a light bodied brew, with a nice balance as is typical, but this is a fairly boring brew from New Glarus, but again, not unexpected. The sweetness shines, modest hop presence here, with more chocolate morsel, roast, very light coffee bean, and a hint of cream.
kilbaner06 (11) - - APR 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tastes more like a porter than a stout. It’s not a terrible beer but nothing fantastic.
Marheb (1527) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Couleur rouge sang très sombre avec un bon collet. Beaucoup de sucre en bouche, cerise, cassonade, caramel. Le café peine à sortir du lot, un peu lourd pour sa grosseur.
BMMillsy (963) - Florida, USA - MAR 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from trade. Pours deep brown with a one finger kahki head that recedes quickly. Earthy coffe and roasty malt aroma with some hop presence. Flavor is lots of coffee and roasty smokey goodness. Really easy drinking and relatively high carbonation. Dry finish and a bit of bite at the end. Good stuff. A stout you could drink all day, but not sure I would put it in the "Sweet Stout" category like it is here. Closer to a porter than to "sweet."
Hammy78 (659) - Dundas, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Picked this puppy up in Madison, Wi. Pours a pitch black with a tan head that recedes to a good size ring. Thick spider web lace strings. Nose is a little coffee malt, but I get mainly licorice and some dark roast chocolate. Tastes like cold sweet creamy coffee. Good show.
illidurit (1962) - Sonora, California, USA - MAR 23, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at the March tasting in Santa Cruz. Pours dark brown with an ecru head. Aroma is rather smokey, flavor is also smokey with some cold coffee notes and a thinnish body. Most tasting participants agreed that this was bizarrely smoke-based. It came across more like a schwarzbier than a stout really. Could this have been mislabeled or infected?
TheHOFF43 (1429) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours black. Good coffee nose and taste. Solid overall stout. New glarus.
radarsock (631) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Stfun supplied -- many thanks! Dark brown/blackish pour. Thin off-white head; almost yellowish in color . Huge body. Aromas of black liquorice candy, fudge, kelp, toffee, spelt, vanilla, and medium-roast coffee beans. Nice. Tastes delicately of wet ash, charcoal, coffee malt, mugwort, milk chocolate, russet potatoes, and some earth. Seaweed, yeast, and coffee syrup by swallow. Cool beer.
keanex (1134) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled November 27, 2012.
Appearance: The pour is chestnut but in the glass it appears black with hints of brown on the edges. The head is tall and tan with great retention, it slowly settles into a coating over the entirety of the top.
Aroma: The aroma is sweet with a nice presence. I smell milk chocolate, a touch of creamer, and a subtle coffee presence that is balanced nicely.
Taste: The most prominent flavor presence I get is a sweet chocolate that turns a bit syrupy by the end of the taste. The coffee is balanced nicely throughout coming off a touch bitter on the mid taste while a slight creamer flavor overlies it. This drinks nicely.
Palate: Full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: I enjoy this. It’s not the best coffee stout I’ve had but it’s very drinkable and the flavors are balanced very nicely. I would like a bit more coffee presence, but that is probably solved when this is fresher.