aubreya (676) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Color: dark brown. Aroma: sweet malt, vanilla, alcohol, chocolate, molasses. Flavor: very malty, alcohol, some spice, molassess, slight aged feel, sweet, some roast. Palate: well carbonated. Finish: warm.
emacgee (3957) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 17, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Swiped from WBF. Pours a dark brown with some ruby notes. The head is pretty nonexistent, thin light tan. The aroma is sweet, shows some caramel, bourbon, and smoky notes. The flavor is very rich, shows alcohol, caramel, bourbon, smoke. The palate is of a pretty average consistency, dry, and has low carbonation. Overall a fairly rich and enjoyable brew.
Beerman6686 (4170) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Although im not a big fan of anything that is aged in bourbon barrels, this was delightful. Not too much bourbon taste, just enough to add to the other great flavors of this beer.
jgb9348 (4628) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep dark brown in colour, almost completely opaque. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and some light sweetness and spices. Full-bodied; Strong roasty flavours lasting a long time with a lactic quality and a bit of nuts prevailing. Aftertaste shows the standard qualities - coffee, chocolate and dark cherries. Overall, a good heavy porter - I donít really think this should be an English Strong...but thatís just me. Regardless, it is worth trying! I sampled this 65 cL bottle purchased from Binnyís Downtown in Chicago, Il on 08-October-2007.
nhorween (645) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 8, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. My experience with New Holland is limited, and this beer didnít wow me. Malty and a little bready, flat finish. Oily in the mouth. Drinkable, but not outstanding. Caramel.
SkyinBrian (430) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 8, 2007
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours dark black. taste is roasty, but not quite enough to be mistaken as a stout. very smooth for a 9% beer wonderfully flavor, you can really tell this was aged on wood. a very interesting beer.
marcus (6318) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 1, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This black ale poured with a decent caramel head and a malty aroma. There is a very creamy chocolate malt flavor with a chalky finish. Quite delicious.
CheesedMan (555) - Saint Cloud, Florida, USA - SEP 30, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky dark brown when poured. Roasted malts and dark fruits dominate the aroma, yielding a bit to some wood, vanilla and brwn sugar. Flavor is a touch on the sweet side, but there is a slight smokiness that keeps the whole affair a bit vibrant. Interesting.
cheap (3941) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2007
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at the Vintage Estates, thanks Nuts. Beautiful black pour, looks dee-lish wth its chocolate mousse head. Aroma is malty milky and easy going, seems very friendly and mouth watering. As far as the taste goes youíd never know this is 9%, no way. Rather strong and smooth but yet is easy to palate. Some mild creamy carbonation is apparent. Not quite as oppressive as an imp stout, but this is approaching the style. Finish is rather alky overall tho it is well controlled with personality.
lampeno420 (320) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - SEP 19, 2007
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
100th Rating! Yum Yum Yum! Loved the taste here, and aroma. More chocolate than coffee i think, with a thick finish. Love that it just lingers on the tongue. Hardly any alcohol taste in it. Great Great brew. Cheers!