madsberg (11776) - Søborg, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2004
Bottled: Brownish red coloured. Brown head. Roast, coffee, light smoke and hops in the aroma. Very aromatic. Roasty and watery flavour. The coffee flavours are there, but not as distinct as in the aroma. Thin body leads to an quick end. Thanks CaptianCougar for trading this. heemer77 (5360) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 10, 2004
The color is black with a slghtly yellowish head. Aroma of coffee and walnuts. The taste is light coffee with some mushrooms and a touch of dirt. The finish has some slight bitterness that reminds you that there are some hops in this. The flavors are light here, but still very pleasant. Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2004
The label recommends consumption at room temperature, which I have done, and I wonder if it suffered from that. Other things on this label are less than true, but we’ll get to that later.
I like this brewery, I’ve liked the other beers I’ve had, but I also love stouts, and live for coffee stouts. I’m pretty demanding that way. It had better be coffee, or someone’s gonna be sorry!(Probably me)
Color is a dark brown/black, with a big tan head atop that soon crumbles into nothingness. Nose: sweet,..and dry...and bitter. But nothing else. Coffee’s there, a little, but none too pronounced. Mild, if any, hops, big, full malt, full body, but as for texture and taste, I’m left searching. It drinks down fine, it stands in nicely as a run-of-the-mill stout, but as a coffee stout, it’s a rather weak example. A decent drink, but there is no "spectrum of extravagant flavor" as the label boasts, nor are there any really "deep coffee flavors." Sorry, New Glarus!
Arnie (274) - Chicagoland, IL, Illinois, USA - JUL 14, 2004
Maybe the bottle I had went skunk, but this was one of the worst stouts I’ve tried. I like coffee, I like beer, but I don’t like beer that tastes like old, cold, coffee. Initial aroma was great, reminded me of the Harrison’s Black Diamond, but the flovor was a major turn-off. Mangino (1027) - Mississippi, USA - JUL 13, 2004
Another great offering from New Glarus. Pours very dark, nice lacing. Not as much coffee flavor as I was expecting. Sweet choclate and coffee tastes, no dominant flavor. A nice sweet stout, but a bit unsure of itself.
dwight (8) - USA - JUL 11, 2004 does not count
Continuing New Glarus’ reputation of wonderful beers. This has such a wonderful coffee flavor you could drink it for breakfast! Creamy, yet slightly bitter. 5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 5, 2004
Bottle pours charcoal black, slight dark brown hue at the edges, large frothy off-white head, with attractive lacing. Coffee, burnt malts, and sublte hints of dark chocolate on the nose. Forwardly burnt malts, very minor coffee attributes. No real dark chocolate like I had in the aroma. Finishes a bit dry, slightly burnt, with minor bitterness.   Mouthfeel was somewhat thin, palate was a bit watery. Overall, not bad, but a bit light. Thanks goes out to Captaincougar for the trade! arjoseph (642) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2004
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2004 Bottle into Trappist glass. If there would be one thing to improve this beer, it would be to strengthen the flavors. They were great, but I felt they were a bit weak. Smell was good (roasty/toasty coffee beans), but turned me off just a little for an unidentifiable reason. The beer poured dark black in the glass with pinkish accents; had a fizzy light brown head which became creamier as it dissipated, and there was evidence of some lacing. The flavor was somewhat sweet at first with underwhelming coffee (I was expecting more) and gentle hops on the finish. Although a bit too subtle, it was very well balanced and smooth. Felt great in the mouth, full and creamy but not syrupy, very soft carbonation added a nice, barely noticable touch. Very enjoyable over all. Jokes (1455) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 27, 2004
Deep, dark red with a thin, light tan head. Big roasted nose full of coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, licorice, bread pudding and ripe plum. Only a moderate body which is nice for the summer, but maybe not as nice in the winter. The flavor has some initial sweetness of caramel, chocolate, maple syrup and a hint of fruitiness followed by a balanced attack of bitterness. The roasted coffee and burnt toast are joined by decent hop character to give strong bitterness. The finish is a little short, but isn’t too disappointing. Another well-crafted beer from New Glarus. Lumpy (1802) - Carrollton, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2004
Bottle from Kevin42. Pour is dark like Coca-Cola, with a very thin ring of bubbles. Nose is slight-a little malty and caramel. First taste notes are roasted malts, coffee, and just a little bit of hops. Mouthfeel is thick and coating. Finish is dirty and a little sour (like coffee sour). A very refreshing beer. This would make for a great dessert beer. The best thing about this sweet stout is that the brewer didn’t go overboard with the sweet. Very well balanced and enjoyable.