migkix (2) - Evanston, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2007 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
It almost looks dark as a stout. Very strong flavors. It has an high ABV but not overwhelming taste of it.
richlikebeer (838) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
sweet malty aroma, wood, grass, hay, and bourbon. flavor pretty much the same...a very sweet beer with a hint of alcohol and the strong wood and bourbon aftertaste. a slightly acidic character to it, especially after the sweetness wears off the aftertaste, and it leaves a sour residual behind.
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 (4403) - 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 (5378) - 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 (5115) - 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 (7671) - 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.