bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear amber-brown body wit a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, berries, toffee, and vanilla. Flavor of caramel, cola, light roasted malt, cocoa, nuts, and toasted grain.
mixmasterob (883) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown almost black pour without much of a head. Aroma was fresh vanilla bean, light coffee and just a hint of roasted malt. Flavors were lightly sweet, nice vanilla presence with a light coffee esque bitter finish. Incredibly drinkable and somewhat satisfying. Mouthfeel was medium with a light tingly carbonation. Almost like a light vanilla stout or brown. Enjoyable.
badnewsbeers (2313) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. pours black, lighter body with small head. aroma of sweet chocolate, lactose, vanilla extract, and some massive caramel. flavor of a brown ale, with added vanilla and chocolate. has some of the grassy hops and slight bitterness that comes with a brown, while maintaining its subtle roastiness...nice overall
johno (185) - Galveston, Texas, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Raisins, chocolate on a sort’ve generic porter nose.. creamy mouthfeel yielding vanilla, some chocolate, a little coffee, roasty tasting.. quite quaffable but never approaches eminence.
Nephilium (1344) - Ohio, USA - NOV 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild roast aroma, with just a hint of vanilla. Pours a dark brown, with ruby highlights when held up to the light. There’s a nice full off-white head on the beer as well. Very mild flavor, starts with roasted notes, and a touch of sharpness. Finishes with that same touch of vanilla with roasty chocolate notes. Overall, this is a pretty well done beer, with the alcohol very well hidden.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle from Total Wine - Pours a brown color with a one finger thick light tan head. Light lacing. Aroma is caramel malt with light chocolate and vanilla. Flavor is pretty much the same. Medium body. Worth a try.
presario (4606) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 5, 2011
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle. Very dark with thick head. Very quiet aroma with only a hint of anything; in this case a hint of cold embers. Flavour is screaming bitter vanilla. Bitter chocolate, muddy malt and vanilla. Not my cup of beer.
djd07 (3468) - Houston, Texas, USA - NOV 5, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber. Pours a dark brown with a medium frothy light beige head that leaves sticky lacing along the glass. The aroma is caramel and raisin. Thin mouthfeel with a sweet malt with chocolate and light roast. Easy to drink a good American strong ale from Abita.
blipp (5973) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - NOV 4, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours deep brown with an off white head. Sweet vanilla aroma, with light roasted malts, caramel, and milk chocolate. The flavor has vanilla and milk chocolate, with some toffee-like notes and very light roasted malts. Decent.
alexanderj (3310) - Branson, Missouri, USA - NOV 4, 2011
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle; poured a dark brown/black color with a large khaki head. Aroma of caramel, vanilla, veggies, a bit of cocoa; Flavor was in line with there others; quite bland despite some hints at mellow notes right below the surface. A bit of caramel, vanilla and veggies. Good for them, but really not great.