coyotehunter (698) - , Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2009
The first thing I notice about this beer is the queer smell of Butterscotch. Odd. Pours a deep brown, but not much in the way of a head.Big flavors of butterscotch, caramel, some toffee, and maybe a light note of vanilla. Some dirt is detected as well in the end, followed by a slight alcohol warmth in the throat. Not bad. roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2009
Pours dark brown with tanish offwhite head. Aroma is boozy toffee and butterscotch. Aroma is sweet caramel, white chocolate, bit of plums, and a nice boozy warmth undertone. Overall, very enjoyable. MrBunn (2865) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a little bit of tan head. Aromas are weak... earth, peat, toffee, wet leaves, vanilla. Flavor is very good... vanilla and toffee are the main draws, with a little bit of a peat and dark fruit edge to it. This is pretty good. 41cubs (250) - , New Jersey, USA - JUN 7, 2009
Amazing smell of vanilla, spice, alcohol towards scotch, some toffee and wood. It’s pretty amazing how much this smells like old curmudgeon from founders. Mouthfeel leaves me wanting more weight to substantiate all that’s going on here, it is literally watery and fizzy. Flavor is a big drop off from the smell. It seems like the beer loses a lot of complexity in the transition from smell to taste. The flavors is of alcohol, scotch ( For some reason I don’t get bourbon ) and charred barrel but no hop presence to balance it out and no malt trace to support the whole thing. This beer is wicked aggresive but lacking in a very fundemental way. Wierd. Sorry New Holland. 2009 22 oz. zathrus13 (1776) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JUN 5, 2009
Bottle. Pours dark brown, with a tan head. Aroma is vanilla, caramel, chocolate, bourbon, and dark fruit. Flavor is bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit, end dry. A bit more sweetness and body would make this killer.
SrSilliGose (3324) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - JUN 5, 2009
Bottle. pours dark with a tan head. chocolate, vanilla, milk. smooth creamy mouthfeel. not too bad. supposedly it is nutty as well. OliverG (276) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2009
Cette bière, de couleur noire-rougeâtre, se trouve à mi-chemin entre une english strong ale et une milk stout. Elle offre des arômes de vanille et de noix de coco. En bouche, elle est douce et moelleuse et offre, en finale, des saveurs prononcées de noix de coco, de vanille et d’alcool. Bonne bière complexe. zizzybalubba (1891) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2009
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2009 On tap at Coasters. Cola-like pour with virtually no head. Aroma of smoke, bourbon, dark fruit, and vanilla. Flavor is very interesting; some grape flavor upfront with hints of vanilla and oak on the finish. Virtually no alcohol taste present. An excellent beer. (I have had this in the bottle before and on tap several times. This is a completely different beer, and much better, on tap.)...Just looked through my statistics and noticed this has been moved to the stout category. While hard to categorize, this is no stout. drgnmstr0923 (3) - Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2009 does not count
off the tap
I absolutly love this beer velocity (1) - , Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2009 does not count
The tastes combine to create a lasting impression though a smooth warming sensation. Very good beer.