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,
eausten (5) - - JAN 20, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Another great beer from Abita. Bit to much vanilla; well balanced. A favorite.
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NJBeerman013 (1054) - Hamilton Twp., New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz Bottle. Pours amber in color with a white head. Notes of chocolate, oak, caramel, spicey hops. Really good.
dlbeer (845) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Dark pour with tan head that dissipated quickly. Strong sweet vanilla aroma. Sweet vanilla flavor that is easy to drink and stays on the palate just right. This beer did not disappoint!
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Ibrew2or3 (7960) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bomber pours mahogany colored body that supports a mocha head of foam. The mild aroma has light notes of dark roasted malts, vanilla and then a touch of earthiness. The taste has some roasted malts mixing with vanilla and then earthy to slight pine hop like notes. Underneath those I get a light sweet dark fruity ester like quality.
hondajunkie (90) - Tinley Park, Illinois, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark,almost black ruby red color with a dark khaki head with little retention. Aromas of toffee,chocolate & vanilla. Mouthfeel and taste is like it smells....with a very nice smooth vanilla finish. Reminds me of a vanilla porter. Very nice,quite enjoyed this one alot.
queenholly (3609) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Vanilla, chocolate, malted milk aroma. Dark brown with a small beige head. Chocolate, malted milk, and coffee flavor. Medium body, slightly chalky mouthfeel.
shrubber85 (10036) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - DEC 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Woody vanilla and chocolate malted milk ball aroma. Dark chestnut with minimal head. Chocolate malted milk ball flavor. Sweet but not a bad beers, especially for Abita.
neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz bottle from Rouses Market in New Orleans, Louisiana, served in a wine glass. Pours hazy chestnut with a small tan head that fades to a thin remnant and leaves a trivial amount of lace. The nose has notes of molasses, nuts, chocolate, coffee and vanilla, along with lager yeast and a touch of earth. The flavour is quite sweet, with caramel malts, molasses and chocolate. There are also notes of coffee and a slight hop bitterness provides some balance. The finish is long and malty with molasses and chocolate. On the palate, it is medium in body with a smooth, milky texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this ale has a nice aroma but the body and back side disappoints. I would have liked a bigger flavour and more complexity. 2012-04-29