DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 9, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Roasted coffee aroma, deep brown, a small tan head. Flavour has chocolate, and some coffee notes. Medium bodied, a dry, bitter finish. Very good.
Thanks again wohlfs!
thehinge (269) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - APR 6, 2005
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with a large off white head.
Lacing is good. Aroma is reminiscent of grass.
Mouthfeel is medium....not real heavy.
Taste has a heavy hint of coffee and just a little bitter in the end. I don’t taste the chocolate that New Holland touts.
This is just so-so.....I wouldn’t write home about it.
MrHoppsworth (47) - USA - MAR 28, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Overall a nice stout.Don’t drink it Ice cold let it warm up.More sweetness seems to bleed through when warmed.
Nice coofee flavor that gives way to chocolate after warming.
Not a world beater but no slouch either.
Crash (531) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAR 18, 2005
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours black with slight brown head that you could miss if you blink. Aroma was mostly chocolate. Taste was acetic and finished dry.
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - MAR 13, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
pours a dark cherry-brown color with a fine layer of creamy foam.Nose is slight of roasted malts,sweet.I do not get all the stuff in the commercial desc. but...
Taste is good tho’,nice on the tongue and a sweet roasted malty brew it is.
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - MAR 4, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
03.03.05 12 oz bottle via trade with Eyedrinkale. Very brown pour like a dark root beer; lingering tan head. Deeply roasty aromas of coconut, burnt bread, toasty grains, slightly cour. Smooth roasting throughout, mostly coffee and burnt with a nice transition to bitterness in the end. A slight twang of sourness throughout excuses the beer for its lack of full, thick texture. Nothing over the top, but it’s a nice quaffing stout. Thanks Mike!
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
dark brown appearance with minimal head...chocolate and coffee nose, with a hint of hops; flavor is also of coffee, chocolate, and surprising nicely complemented with hops
Pailhead (5036) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 12, 2009 Bottle: Aroma is real light. Slight malt, chocolate, and coffee. Relatively weak for a stout. Pours a slightly transparent dark brown with red hihglights. Tan head. Not as dark as most stouts. Rather malty with a roasted coffee finish and a little fruit. Thanks to wolhfs.
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - FEB 27, 2005
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep chestnut colored with ruby hues. Tan head lingers for a short while and fades nearly completely out. Standard roasted malt aromas, nothing really jumps out and grabs my attention. Flavor seems to run the same direction. Fair, a safe bet, but not inspiring.
kujo9 (1093) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle: Deep mohogany brown w/ a lasting, but small, light beige head. Aroma starts chocolatey w/ some roasted coffee notes and figs. Hints of caramel sweetness; sweet malt, and a little bit of burnt malt aroma. Only hints of alcohol. Well balanced, but to just the sweet side, and seems balanced more by the bitter dark malts than hops. However, there is a burnt, acrid finish and aftertaste that is just a little unappealing. Some caramel and hop flavors with a little bit in the dry finish, but it’s mostly a burnt malt flavor. Lighter body, dry borderline astringent m/f, slightly resiny, well hidden alcohol. Not a bad sweet stout, but too dry, resiny, and burnt for my taste buds for a beer of this style. Actually seems more like a dry to IMHO.