akoeninger (156) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 12, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Another solid offering from New Glarus. Looks great. Aroma is coffee and sweetness. Taste is chocolate and coffee. Great body and smooth feel.
naivepegasus (307) - USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a thin amount of tan head. Sweet coffee and chocolate odor. Sweet cappuccino taste that fades into a syrupy aftertaste. Interesting, I thought it’d be a bit darker tasting.
mrjaxson (200) - .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 (1156) - 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 (1178) - 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 (686) - 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 (614) - 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 (1638) - Santa Cruz, 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?
khoffman43 (851) - 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 (480) - 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.