Frothmeister (559) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
650ml bottle. Pours a clear, and VERY dark brown with a beige head. Aroma is kind of tainted by a sort of rotten fruit smell, with some molasses, dark malt, dried fruits, and something that makes me think corn snacks. The taste isn’t much better. Cocoa with dark malt notes, faint sour fruit, a strange burnt taste, faint vanilla, faint hazelnut, yeast, big alcohol in the middle followed by some sweetness, and a bitter burnt chemical finish. It’s not getting any better as it warms. Total flavour clash. Help.
jd10 (68) - Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours dark brown with beige head. aroma is vanilla, caramel, and butterscotch. taste is mostly vanilla toffee; coffee and hops linger in the background, too. finishes slightly bitter.
AndyW68 (1103) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good, not great. Deep brown to black with a tan head. Aroma if malt, chocolate and vanilla. Tastes like a bitter tootsie roll with a bit of vanilla.
BrewBoxer (2025) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft. Deep black color. Vanilla, malt and chocolate. Very sweet with a boozy after bites. I'm glad I tried it. Happy maradi gras
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b3shine (5493) - Indiana, USA - FEB 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to taster. Looks solid; cola with foamy light beige head that slowly dissipates into lacing. Smells of chocolate, vanilla, caramel, and roasted malt. Tastes like it smells with a nice, smooth mouthfeel. Good beer.
BVery (6427) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Murky reddish brown pour. Vanilla comes pouring out of this one - aroma and flavor. Very tasty. Medium density palate.
Overml01 (225) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Wow, very sessionable for an "american strong." The mouthfeel is actually pretty creamy and enjoyable. A decent bit of vanilla but certaintly not a slap in the face. For a beer that’s basically an imperial abita turbodog with a hint of vanilla.
dnstone (2140) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 9, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice deep brown in color with an off-white head. Aroma is very much like a tootsie roll. Chocolatey taste (tootsie roll-esque) with some vanilla in the finish. A niceroasty ale but not my preference.
RedCloud (129) - Rhode Island, USA - FEB 7, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a slightly misty brown/burnt orange, with fingers of off-white head. Smell is of grainy dough, well defined caramel malts, with slight notes of vanilla and even some red fruits. Taste starts with grainy wheat, and unsweetened vanilla, with light notes of bitter toffee on the finish - very subtle English hops (although the hops therein are technically American). Mouthfeel is medium.
Hikeoflife (3) - - JAN 29, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
vanilla, caramel, chocolate, coffee, black, hazy, minimal head, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, full body, thick feel, average carbonation,