legion242 (2348) - Richardson, Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2003
Black, black, black, black. Thin head. Guess what it smelled like? I would have prefered it to be more heavy in the mouth. One can't help but compare this to the benchmark coffee stout (DoubleBlack), and it doesn't quite stand on it's own. If there had never been the RedHook, then this would do just fine. howie (549) - DeForest, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2002
UPDATED: MAR 26, 2007 Roasty, coffee flavors become more enjoyable as the beer warms. Brown color, medium body. CaptainCougar (7634) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - DEC 7, 2002
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2004 Rerate 5/20/2004: Very dry burnt aroma leads into a semi-sweet and somewhat full body with a pleasant roasty finish. A nice stout, but I don't taste much coffee in it.
12/7/2002: Lots of roasted coffee beans in the aroma. The body is sweet maybe even with some molasses. Fairly full-bodied with a medium bitterness and a smooth finish. A good stout. TAR (2802) - Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina, USA - DEC 5, 2002
UPDATED: SEP 10, 2004 rerate: i can see through this mohogany liquid and notice that it is unfiltered. !>) very light for even a porter in both palate and appearance. the label states this is a full bodied beer...yeah right. beautiful and consistent off-tan foam with tightly packed bubbles. oh this is so fresh! aroma is lightly hopped and roasty with hints of black coffee. mouthfeel is creamy; mild twang with roastiness and coffee flavors coming in the end; finishes very creamy. bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2002
A tad on the weak side for a stout, but a decent beer nonetheless. Warm dark aroma and flavor, coffee tones prevalent.
Dogbrick (14316) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 29, 2002
Thanks to urbnhautebourg for this one. I have heard good things about New Glarus so I was looking forward to getting this. Not the best Stout I have had but not too shabby. I ended up drinking this warmer than most Stouts and it was noticeably better as it warmed. Dark brown with almost no head. Decent roasted coffee aroma and flavor. A little overcarbonated and thin for my tastes but I still liked it. Pjones6738 (500) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 5, 2002
Black, good head. Weak smell, that of coffee when you can smell it. They said at the brewery to let this warm to room temperature, so thats what a did. Flavorless. Way too watery for a stout. Worst beer from New Glarus I've ever had, and I'm very disappointed. JoeM500 (1909) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - OCT 29, 2002
Rich coffee aroma. Thick and creamy with a complex taste. Seems like there is more alcohol. Slight hoppiness at end but leaves a great coffee-with-2-sugars-and-a-creamer aftertaste. Very Good!!!!! herbjones (742) - Orange, California, USA - OCT 25, 2002
Black pour with a huge tan head.Nice roasted coffee aroma that didnt come out in the taste until it was was damn near hot. At that point it was a excellent brew unfortunately it was half gone by then. Volgon (2761) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 12, 2002
Bottle GABF 02: Coffee aroma, brown color. Ends a little sweet, fizzy mouthfeel and has only an average taste.