Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - MAR 26, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a the darkest brown color, very nice off white foamy head, retention is good. Light cocoa. grassy hops, caramel. Flavor is sweet, chocolate, cocoa powder. Sweet and rich, well balanced. Nice stout, nice mouthfeel.
barleyPops (1141) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - MAR 25, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
roasty, toasty malts with coffee, chocolate and some hop characteristics thrown in as well. almost pitch black in color with a fast fading tan head. seems like more of a dry stout than a sweet stout to me. very good but not unlike many other stouts Iíve tried.
OhioDad (2492) - Hilliard, Ohio, USA - MAR 23, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle via trade with DavidP - Thanks David! - Pours black with a nice mocha head that stays pretty well and laces some.Nice aroma of roasted/burnt malt, coffee, and a touch of chocolate. Flavor is boldly roasted malts, coffee, oatmeal, some milk chocolate slips through in the middle but is then overtaken again with the coffee bitters and burnt malts. Smooth and creamy on the palate but definitely some texture there too due to the oatmeal. Creamy mouthfeel with a nice dry finish. Would be a great session stout.. Great stuff
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 23, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Dark brown, nearly black, moderate light brown head, foamy, so-so lacing. † Heavily burnt malt aroma, almost like campfire, very slight milk sugar, but also quite a bit of pasture. † Moderate semi-sweet bitter roasted malts up front, a bit of milk sugar in the back, but otherwise a bit lack-luster for a Sweet Stout. † Body and mouthfeel are fairly moderate. † Finishes flat, somewhat weak, with a watery semi-sweet roasted malt character. † I really enjoy New Glarus brews, but this one just doesnít seem up to par. † Thanks to JPDIPSO for sending me a couple bottles of this!
HogTownHarry (6199) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (12oz). Shared with Sammy and DrJay, my bottle via trade with Ughsmash. Poured nearly black - ruby hints at the edges - with a thick, large, long-lasting tan head. Full-on aroma of burnt dark malt, very dry, with indeterminate bitter roastiness. Flavour is a little milder, nutty roastiness, light tart fruit, some wheaty softness to it - decent. Soft, dry, lightly acidic mouthfeel - overall a decent dry stout, couldnít call it coffee-ish or chocolate-y, just "roast"
Sammy (9280) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2006
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
black with thin head, some lace down the glass. Lighter carbonation. Dry stout with some creaminess. Good roasty aroma no coffee, I like. Not too bitter, well malted.Very quaffable.Medium plus mouthfeel. All these things, smooth and unoffensive. Fresh. Thanks HogTownHarry
Zeswaft (1439) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2006
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 27, 2006 Pours out thick black with a big fluffy grey head. There is a ton of mocha aroma coming from this beer. Flavor is roasted chocolate, and a little earthy grain flavors, probably from the oatmeal. Medium to full body. The more this warms up the better it gets, and it is pretty damned fantastic. I was definitely curious to see how NG would tackle a stout and I very pleased with this. Judging by the low amount of ratings Iím guessing this is a new seasonal. Hopefully it will stick around because it is great.......Loses some of its oomph over the course of a bottle.
Suttree (5407) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 17, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black, thin tan head. Smells like milk chocolate, and coffee & cream. Pretty nice aroma, actually. Tastes like chocolate ice cream, coffee, and maybe some bakerís chocolate, too. Very smooth, insanely drinkable stout.
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - MAR 16, 2006
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, picked up at the brewery in New Glarus. Brown-highlighted black pour with a small quickly settling layer of tan head. Lightly sour coffee roast with a bit of underlying sweetness. Chalky roast bitterness, smoke, a bit of muddy sweetness. A green vegital quality shows up a few seconds after a sip. Tastes kind of busy to me. Carbonation feels a bit harsh, and lacks the softness I expect from an oatmeal stout. Not bad really, but the sort of thing I expect from a local brewpub, not the brilliant New Glarus.
hotstuff (4393) - Indiana, USA - MAR 12, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Medium sized tan fizzy head with decent lacing, opaque, no visible carbonation, and a black hue. Nose was malty, chocolate, sweet and light hoppy notes. Sweet, malty, coffee, chocolate flavor. Mouthfeel was dry, watery, thin, and smooth. Light body.