WVHouseofBeer (1011) - Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great Breakfast Stout, smells like a chocolate cake. Pitch dark body, decent lacing. Taste of chocolate nibs, dash of cinnamon, hints of vanilla and coffee creamer. The only hindrance was the rather light body. If this beer had a hefty silk backbone then it is one of the greatest.
drfabulous (6184) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 16, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared at Todd’s. Dark brown pour. Chocolate and cocoa. Medium body. Cinnamon. Nice.
PorterPounder (7062) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black pour, mocha colored head. Cinnamon and vanilla in the aroma. Some roasted notes in the flavor, strong gingerbread accents, some vanilla, a hint of cinnamon and just a hint of chocolate. Nice, thick rich mouthfeel. Thanks to the Proof Bottle Club for sharing this!
Aurelius (4963) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sweet gingerbread aroma, delicious. Good bomber, standard label. Opaque. Sweet, cinnamon, gingerbready. Mouthy. Fun. Thanks to Lance, at Proof.
merc7186 (2859) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma: Mildly Roasted Chocolate, Cinnamon, Mild Vanilla, Mild Coffee
Appearance: Dark Hue, Passes Almost No Light, Off White Head, Some Lacing
Taste: Vanilla, Chocolate, Cinnamon
Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Drying, Mildly Roasted
UDBeernut (2565) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
At the rating room, pours dark, light khaki head. Cinnamon and chocolate in the nose. Coffee is great in the taste. More cinnamon some light pine. Balanced. Big burly body. Pretty fucking good.
BelgianBeerGal (3708) - Panama City, Florida, USA - MAY 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Howler from the brewery lovingly poured into a Hampton Inn paper cup. Dark black pour with a small brown head. Aroma is sweet coffee and vanilla. Huge flavor of coffee, roasted malt, with a hint of vanilla and syrup. The finish has a little espresso bitterness and cinnamon spice. Tasty.
Homer321 (3961) - Melboring, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at brewery. Pours pitch black with a small light brown head. Nose is malty, caramel, boozy, and vanilla. I swear i was confused when they told me they were barrel aging some, as this almost smelled and tasted like it was already barrel aged! taste is combination of malt, chocolate, booze, milk chocolate, lactose, roasty coffe and vanilla. A very good to great beer alcohol is there but never hot. Very decadent.
DrewFace (965) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 25, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep dark black with a small light brown head. Big sweet malty, caramel, toffee, boozy, vanilla, light cinnamon note. Huge complex malt, chocolate, milk chocolate and lactose, roasty, light spicy notes, cinnamon and vanilla. Just a very smooth, complex and delicious beer. Much wow.
rdixon77 (2131) - Georgia, USA - JUN 2, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Growler shared at homebrew club. Truly fantastic breakfast stout! Dark black pour with khaki head. The aroma is at first a blast of cinnamon that transitions into sugar and vanilla sweetness. Taste is a rich chocolate and coffee blend with plenty of cinnamon and vanilla. Sweet but balanced with a slight bitterness. Cinnamon bun with a coffee. Perfect breakfast.
Contends (if not bests) some of the big boys of stout in my mind.