HopTsing (403) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
From the bottle poured a dark brew with a generous light brown head. Malty aroma with hints of chocolate and coffee. Medium/full bodied smoky malt flavor with hints of coffee and chocolate.
hallinghansen (1853) - Odense S, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap @ Barracuda Bob’s Bar & Grill in Savannah. Black body with a medium light brown head. Roasted malt, chocolate, mild coffee. Decent beer.
rondphoto (1771) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap @ Flipdaddy’s / Union KY --- Opaque dark brown with a thin head cover and small splotches of lace. Taste is roasted caramel malt that grows in the palate, adding bitter chocolate to balance in the finish. A really solid stout, big well beyond the abv, almost too much for food, great on its own merits. Recommended.
ROBC3366 (511) - north reading, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 28, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with small, creamy, beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is of piney hops, roasted malt, sour cream and some coffee. Body is full and slightly crisp. Taste is of roasted malt, burnt grain, coffee, brown sugar, herbal hops and some sour notes. Finish is long and bittersweet. On the whole it is good brew.
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kidobutai (289) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great great beer. Poured from a bottle into a glass at The Cheese Shop in Williamsburg. Creamy, small head, rich Brown color, coffee and cherry notes.
Busick (350) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A phenom in the oatmeal stout world. I absolutely love this beer and it is my favorite from New Holland.
mike67 (767) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with small, creamy, beige head and nice lacing. Aroma is of piney hops, roasted malt, sour cream and some coffee. Body is full and slightly crisp. Taste is of roasted malt, burnt grain, coffee, brown sugar, herbal hops and some sour notes. Finish is long and bittersweet. On the whole it is good brew.
jdb288 (472) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Date unknown. Pours jet black with thin tan head. Aroma is a bit of coffee, some floral notes. I pick up some acidity in the flavor (orange?) and some biscuit/bready notes as well. Oatmeal adds nice depth though it’s drier and more bitter than a traditional sweet stout.
Barreras (931) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - JUN 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark black color with roasted aroma of hops. Chocolate oatmeal taste with a clean aftertaste. A smooth flavorful beer that looks ominous but is easy drinking. Dry on the palate after the swallow but rich oatmeal flavor left over.
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JUN 7, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Pours brown to black with a large and thick beige head, aroma of malt, chocolate, honey and some sweetness, flavor of chocolate, malt, coffee and cookies, medium bodied, nice.
keanex (1379) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Joe Canals West Deptford.
Appearance: Opaque chestnut body with a tall and dense darker tan head on top with great retention.
Aroma: Very weak aroma with a subtle fruit leaning bias. Hints of chocolate are noticed with a dash of caramel.
Taste: The flavor is mildly sweet with a dash of roast, a dash of smoke, a dash of caramel and a dash of chocolate. A little of everything but nothing is prominent.
Palate: Creamy and full-bodied.
Overall: Really unimpressive. It’s not that it’s a bad beer, it’s that it lacks focus. There’s a lot of subtle flavors, but nothing that stands out. Everything sort of gets lost.