gizmo_ber (157) - - OCT 30, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark pour, tan head that fades to nice lacing. Smooth palate with nice roasted and chocolate flavoring with hint of coffee. Drinks smooth without leaving strong aftertaste.
atlrizzob (156) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark with a light tan head. Smells of oats and roasted malts. Taste is oatmeal, chocolate, and roasts. stellar beer from a stellar organization,
biggenius29 (155) - Hamilton, Michigan, USA - JUL 18, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle poured into a pint glass. Pours black with a average size frothy/fizzy light brown head. The head is mostly diminishing with a fair lacing. The aroma is of caramel and roasted malts along with some coffee. The flavor is mostly of coffee along with some caramel malts. The mouthfeel is medium to full with a creamy texture with soft carbonation.
ubamartian (155) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 1, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark, with a good tan head. Aroma of malts, molasses, and coffee/chocolate. The taste is a good blend of coffee, chocolate, and the malt, with a hint f hop bite. No alcohol flavors that I could detect. This a a very decent full stout that goes down very smooth. But just not quite there for me to like it a whole lot.
Jayseppi (154) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer. Brought back from Michigan by a friend. Lovely midnight black body. Very smooth across the palate. Has that full, rich mouth feel from the oatmeal. Great roast and black malts fill the flavour. Exceptionally drinkable. Will have to add this to my shopping list on future cross-border adventures.
Claves77 (153) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
thin white head, dark, but not black. smooth flavor, though slightly bland. overall ok.
Perm (151) - Tryon, North Carolina, USA - JUN 2, 2008
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
This was the surprise of the night for me -- VERY well brewed! This one inspires me to seek out New Holland more thoroughly.
Appearance: Black, black, black. Imposing in the glass.
Aroma: Oatmeal, for sure. Sweet and malty with a fine balance between the two.
Taste: Nice! Chocolate predominates, with a nice slight-hop presence. I take another sip. And another...
Palate: Smooth and spritzy, just the way I like it.
Overall: This is an excellent stout! Bravo, good friends at New Holland. Here’s one to revisit time and again. I’d love this with vanilla ice cream, or scallops for that matter. Or with my favorite movie.
Serving type: bottle
Dextolen (151) - Michigan, USA - SEP 6, 2005
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a opaque dark brown, with a chocolately head. Lacing observed. Nice malty aroma, some chocolate tones. Sweet, malty taste with some coffee and chocolate to it. Decent.
BillyM (151) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 13, 2005
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark body & tan head. Smooth taste of roasted coffee-chocolate malt with slight bitter hops underneath.
aarossell (151) - Grandville, Michigan, USA - JUL 7, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Simple, tasty, dark, creamy, light chocolate, plain hop flavor. Light raw nut ..walnut. Some smoke.