JPDurden24 (1379) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared by a friend. Almost a black pour with a small white head. Roasty, coffee, chocolate, and some caramel. A very good stout.
monkeychugg55 (815) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - MAY 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Near black with a small white head. The aroma is a bit minty, with light roast and chocolate. The flavor brings more chocolate, with a nice dry finish. Very nice stout.
JStax (2336) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a refrigerated bottle into a snifter thanks to birthday adneilsen and Weihenheizen. Thanks guys. Appearance is a dense black with a moderate head of a greyish brown. Aroma is a sweet, yet roasty coffee with a touch of caramel and cream. Taste is just slightly sweet with a fizzy bitterness. Light on the palate and ever so refreshing. Reminds me a lot of a chocolate milkshake.
Newk (299) - - MAY 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours from bottle into a pint glass. Pours a dark brown color with a small head.
Well balanced aromas of coffee, roasted malts, with a slight bit of caramel and toffee. Lacking a some depth though.
Medium/full bodied with a smooth feel, but lacking a bit in the middle. Very good flavors of caramel, roasted coffee, and malts.
A quality stout. I didn’t get that many oatmeal flavors, but this was very good nonetheless.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, from my MTH glass. Pours clear tawny/brown - thin pale tan head; spotty to poor lacing. Nose is cocoa, vanilla, toast, mocha, very open and approachable; further nosing is rewarded with Tootsie roll and root beer notes as well. Flavours of soapy spice, maple sugar, light roast; a bit thin, I’d call this closer to a Porter than a Stout. A touch of vanilla on the finish as well. Nice.
hombrepalo (1704) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared bottle at DLD. Opaque chalky black, massive steady beige head. Creamy, mossy stout. Big chocolate, almost vanilla tones. rich chocolate milk finish. Watery mouthfeel, roasty chocolate tones. Smooth and very drinkable, well executed. Solid draught stout.
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 27, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Originally reviewed: 3/1/12. Poured into my Highland pint glass. Pours a dark cola-color with a thick tan head on top. A good two-fingers worth for sure. A very pleasing bouquet with fresh cookies, dark breads, sweet warm malts. Really nice nose.
Excellent body here too as the oats impart a creamy smooth texture, while the moderate carbonation sharpens the edges. Chocolate malt, brown sugar-sweetened oatmeal, little bit of caramel sweetness. Very well-done beer here. After my last NG experience, I needed a good reminder was to why this is one of my top-5 breweries. This beer reminded me.
Sleuthdogg (31) - Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A: The pour yields about one and a half finger size head that is mocha colored. This beer is dark brown with some light brown to mahogany color evident at the edges. There are some bubbles visible along the sides of the glass that rise to form a ring around the edges of the glass. I also note some visible sediment floating in my glass, interesting. Lacing is light.
S: Chocolate malt and roasted nuttiness at first with some burnt coffee. I also get some brown sugar sweetness. As I continue to let this one warm up before I start sipping I seem to get more and more coffee on the nose.
T: I get the roasted character of this beer at first followed by some semi-sweet dark chocolate. I also get some unique earthiness notes? Hard for me to describe.
M: I expected this to be more creamy or smooth being an oatmeal stout but it’s acceptable. Maybe the carbonation takes away from the smoothness? As i find this to be a little sharp. A little too thin for a stout for my liking.
O: This oatmeal stout did not wow me mostly because of the feel. I prefer this style to be smoother and more satisfying on the mouth.
motorhed (10) - Maple Grove, Minnesota, USA - APR 15, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Picked up a six pack of this from the Nova of Hudson. Poured from a bottle into a Surly Power of the Pint glass.
A -- Dark black in color with a light tan head, about 1" head on pour. Dissipates to a thin layer within a couple of minutes. Light levels of lacing as it goes down in the glass.
S -- Sweet chocolate, nice scent of roasted malts, and some coffee notes in the background.
T -- Chocolate, sweetness up front, some hop bitterness, creamy and a nice malt base. Seems to finish on the dry side. Very tasty, loving this stout.
M -- Creamy, smooth, finishes dry. Full bodied with medium level of carbonation.
O -- I loved this stout. A very solid beer from New Glarus, like i have always come to expect. They put out such solid brews that i drive to Hudson to get them. I think this is a very well balanced stout that is on the sweet side but still well balanced. I will definitely recommend this beer to stout fans.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 02-02-2012 01:49:03
Jhyland13 (28) - - APR 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with a tan head. Light and smooth not thick like many stouts. Tastes of malt and coffee. Not overpowering. Mediocre stout.