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 (7133) - 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 (2650) - Marshall (Asheville area), North Carolina, 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 (11164) - 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.
Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 5, 2002
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
Black, good head. Weak smell, that of coffee when you can smell it. They said at the brewery to let this warm to room temperature, so thats what a did. Flavorless. Way too watery for a stout. Worst beer from New Glarus I’ve ever had, and I’m very disappointed.
JoeM500 (1908) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - OCT 29, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Rich coffee aroma. Thick and creamy with a complex taste. Seems like there is more alcohol. Slight hoppiness at end but leaves a great coffee-with-2-sugars-and-a-creamer aftertaste. Very Good!!!!!
herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - OCT 25, 2002
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with a huge tan head.Nice roasted coffee aroma that didnt come out in the taste until it was was damn near hot. At that point it was a excellent brew unfortunately it was half gone by then.
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 12, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle GABF 02: Coffee aroma, brown color. Ends a little sweet, fizzy mouthfeel and has only an average taste.
Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2002
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 2002: Ground Folgers aroma. Dark brown colour. The beer is failry lightbodied and a bit watery. Flavour is chocolatey with coffee.