notalush (4636) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 26, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slight tan head, mild coffee aroma - body is somewhat thin - flavor has a good amount of coffee in the mix, but it's not all that complex - "spectrum of flavor" it most certainly does not have - however, it is a pretty well-made stout - a so-so effort that I wouldn't mind drinking again sometime.
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 24, 2003
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coffee, yes, a lot, but a bit thin-bodied for my taste. Coffee in the finish, and not a whole lot else. Some malts, roasty. Seems somewhat out of balanced, as the carbonation is a little much for a stout.
seuinoz (142) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2003
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
another great beer from an awesome beer company
very sweet coffee taste(kinda reminded me of starbucks coffee.)
need i say more.
keep up the good work
jsquire (3345) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - APR 8, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark beer with only hints of red around the edges with an attractive brown head. I really didn't get an awful lot of coffee in this beer. It was sweet with some roast bitterness, and was an okay stout, but I expected better.
redlem (1296) - Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2003
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Now this is a coffee stout. Nice dark color with a creamy tan head. Coffee is predominant throughout, if you do not like coffee, the taste, acidity, or bitterness than stay away from this beer as it has it all and then some. Very thick and tasty, like tasting that fresh roasted smell in the morning and putting it in a bottle. Had with Dogfish's Chicory stout and it blew it out of the water much like Chief Brody did to the shark at the end of Jaws. No contest New Glarus wins.
mjmurphy2 (85) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2003
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Normally, I enjoy coffee flavored stouts, but not this one. It was just too unbalanced, too sour even for a sweet stout. Decent aroma though.
Crit (3245) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2003
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with brown head that dissipates quickly.Coffee nose. Espresso malt flavor. Poor body.
legion242 (2100) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2003
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, black, black, black. Thin head. Guess what it smelled like? I would have prefered it to be more heavy in the mouth. One can’t help but compare this to the benchmark coffee stout (DoubleBlack), and it doesn’t quite stand on it’s own. If there had never been the RedHook, then this would do just fine.
howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2007 Roasty, coffee flavors become more enjoyable as the beer warms. Brown color, medium body.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 7, 2002
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2004 Rerate 5/20/2004: Very dry burnt aroma leads into a semi-sweet and somewhat full body with a pleasant roasty finish. A nice stout, but I don't taste much coffee in it.
12/7/2002: Lots of roasted coffee beans in the aroma. The body is sweet maybe even with some molasses. Fairly full-bodied with a medium bitterness and a smooth finish. A good stout.