11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - APR 15, 2006
Bottle from TannerTavernboy(s). Pitch black. Fair sized light brown head forms and fades to a ring at the glass edge and leaving fair lacing. Aroma is acrid, burnt grain, coffee roasted deeply and a hint of the oatmeal. Full bodied, semi-viscous, nice carbonation level. Pleasant coffee and chocolate flavors. Roast isnít as apparent as the nose would indicate. Nice. Saarlander (1686) - Saarlouis, GERMANY - APR 14, 2006
Nice dark pour, nice malty flavor, with a hint of bitterness, coffee, nice flavor, rich, but still very drinkable, another great beer from New Glarus! Thanks Duane! jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - APR 8, 2006
This beer poured a dark brown, almost black, with a creamy tan head. The aroma was very pleasing and malty. Taste was of carmel, coffee and brown sugar. Very smooth, good drinkability, a full bodied beer with no aftertaste. My only complaint was that it was slightly flat - that is not overly carbonated. But it was a great companion to my lunch - a brat with a Milwaukee dill pickle. Really quite lovely. GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - APR 7, 2006
This was one outstanding stout. In fact, itís quite possible one of the top 10 stouts Iíve ever had. A beautifully roasted behemoth with coffee, malts and hops all nicely done in the nose. Appearance of used motor oil. Mouthfeel was silky smooth, creamy and full-bodied. Flavor was off the charts good with a chocolatey oatmeal fullness that made you glad to be drinking a beer. Hoppy, malty and roasted coffee finish this out so nicely, you wish you could replicate this beer and have one more. Great stuff. muzzlehatch (4950) - Beloit, Wisconsin, USA - APR 6, 2006
12 oz bottle consumed in the generous company of tiggmtl, MartinT and Rastacouere. Pours out completely opaque, thick and viscous with a lasting very dark tan head....massively roasty, burnt aroma, full of charred grains, touches of licorice and very bitter chocolate, some blackstrap molasses offering a little sweet waft amidst the roast.....on the tongue, quite dry, roasty and burnt, though some caramel sweetness does start showing up (along with tobacco and a hint of peaty smoked malt) as it warms....smooth and clean, a bit TOO smooth perhaps but easy-drinking; the chocolaty roasty maltiness here is not entirely bitter, but this really does seem closer to a dry stout than sweet to me; people looking for something like Mackeson or Samuel Smiths will certainly have a surprise! Very good, nonetheless.
sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2006
UPDATED: APR 6, 2006 looks like a stout is supposed to. a bit too little head. smell sucks- smells like some crappy beer i canít remember. doesnít even hint at any particular aroma, perhaps vanilla, but thatís a stretch. reminds me of a weaker sam adams doublebock (re: awful). tastes alright initially, but then itís a lousyish sourness. cloying and saccharine. alcohol in the finish. pretty poor all around. to be fair, iíve had some fantastic stouts and porters recently, but this more than pales by comparison. jimstrassburg (57) - Germantown, Wisconsin, USA - APR 4, 2006
Pours thick and very dark brown/black. Brown head. Lots of chocolate in the nose. I loved the appearance and aroma but was a bit dissapointed when it hit my mouth. Very light on the tounge (not what I expected from the look). Light flavor and little to no aftertaste. It does taste good, just not ballsy enough for a stout IMO. MartinT (9795) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 3, 2006
Any first impressions?JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 3, 2006
-A veil of head settles on opaque black.
-Appealing dry roastiness and dark chocolate sweetness form a highly qualified stout aroma.
-Flavor is an able continuation of the aroma, full of roasted malts and suave chocolatey goodness.
-Body is nutritious yet drinkable, a fun combination of the best of both worlds.
What if you dig deeper?
-Some citrusy hoppiness alleviates the hard-working maltís task.
-Flaky cereals ensure an all-around smoothness.
-A balanced and unassertive finish faciliates the next gulp, while disappointing somewhat.
-This is a well-crafted, tasty, and drinkable oatmeal stout; another successful New Glarus product.
Bottle; no date.
Thick frothy tan head. Dark brown body.
Fresh, green roasty malt with lactic hop flair.
Almost overly sweet roasty hops, but with enough roasty bitterness to make it more balanced. Nice lactic blend too.
Very enjoyable stout. Simple, yet just right. ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2006
Bottle. Pours black with a brown thin head. Chocolate, coffee, molasses and heavy roasts in the aroma. Taste follows with the addition of charred wood. A solid stout.