jsquire (3509) - 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 (1301) - 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 (3360) - 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 (2233) - 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 canít help but compare this to the benchmark coffee stout (DoubleBlack), and it doesnít quite stand on itís 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 (7132) - 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.
TAR (2506) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - DEC 5, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2004 rerate: i can see through this mohogany liquid and notice that it is unfiltered. !>) very light for even a porter in both palate and appearance. the label states this is a full bodied beer...yeah right. beautiful and consistent off-tan foam with tightly packed bubbles. oh this is so fresh! aroma is lightly hopped and roasty with hints of black coffee. mouthfeel is creamy; mild twang with roastiness and coffee flavors coming in the end; finishes very creamy.
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2002
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A tad on the weak side for a stout, but a decent beer nonetheless. Warm dark aroma and flavor, coffee tones prevalent.
Dogbrick (8322) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2002
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to urbnhautebourg for this one. I have heard good things about New Glarus so I was looking forward to getting this. Not the best Stout I have had but not too shabby. I ended up drinking this warmer than most Stouts and it was noticeably better as it warmed. Dark brown with almost no head. Decent roasted coffee aroma and flavor. A little overcarbonated and thin for my tastes but I still liked it.