neuromatt (858) - Toronto, Ontario, - 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
SDalkoholic (1998) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 24, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Ashur Liquor: Poured a deep shade of brown liquid while a huge thick topping of foam formed the head. As for the aroma, a faint nose of lightly roasted malt while only a minor scent of vanilla bean comes through. Thankfully, the flavor is a little bit more rewarding with a sweet touch of dark malts that bring out a chocolate milk taste. There is also a more noticeable taste of the vanilla bean added then the aroma was able to convince me, but overall this is a tame and smooth recipe that is easily drinkable and certainly demonstrates that Abita Brewing can work out a decent and worthy recipe if they try hard enough.
airrick2003 (307) - Louisiana, USA - SEP 2, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Appearance: itâ€™s a very dark maroon color, practically opaque but if you hold it up to the light you can see thru it, clear, very thick tan head that is dense Aroma: coffee, chocolate, kind of faint, vanilla, creamy, sweet, dark and roasty Taste: vanilla on top of a coffee foundation, can get the hops if you focus, plum, toasty Palate: high carbonation, leaves a slight coffee aftertaste, medium mouthfeel, leaves mouth dry Overall: this is a better stout than most to me, less coffee in this stout, wish it had more vanilla but not bad ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
NeoHippie2 (627) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown pour with a light tan head. Aromas of lightly roasted malts with some notes of vanilla. Taste is similar with some toffee notes. A bit lighter than what I was expecting really. Not quite as robust and flavorful as I would have liked. Still, a decent brew and pretty drinkable. Goes well with food.
DoublEE (784) - South Euclid, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Beer had a very nice color with nice tan foamy head. Medium carbonation. Aroma is vanilla and root beer with a slightly acrid roastiness. Starts out reminiscent of a cafe latte or chocolate milk (says A). Light roastiness throughout. Some vanilla woodiness, but not quite as prominent as expected. Chocolate malts. Medium body, moderate ethanol. Lingering sweetness. Overall, not bad but fairly mild.
monk191 (607) - California, USA - AUG 6, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A very nice vanilla beer. Pours a deep maroon with a thick tan head. Smells of vanilla, lemon and cinnamon. Taste is very smooth, slightly carbonated, with vanilla upfront, with a slight malt beverage taste in the end. Good stuff! Had in the bottle.
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jjgmd (1045) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark mahogany brown color with a small head. Nose is more chocolate and malt, but mild. Taste more like a sweet brown ale, as it warms, becomes sweeter with the vanilla punching through. Drinkable but not packed with flavor by any means. Quaff Score 6 / 10
zgaier (1011) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours brown with a beige head and sweet vanilla, roasted malt aroma. Taste is sweet as well, with vanilla that comes through more as beer sits, with chocolate, roasted malt, and caramel and a sweet, roasty finish. Drinkable solid ale
Mora2000 (5127) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 14, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown-amber pour with a tan head. The aroma has a lot of toffee, chocolate and vanilla notes. The flavor is more of the same with some toffee, grass, earth, cocoa and vanilla. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
bth122 (1026) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. HOTB. Dark black color. Medium size head. Aroma of vanilla coffee, caramel. Taste is vanilla, toffee. Creamy texture. Slightly watery. Still has nice full flavors. Tasty.
cheap (3657) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2013
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Better than expected for a strong ale. metal aroma. vanilla makes this a little fruity in nature. much better than expected. actually quite like able. more refine than anticipates. I can appreciate this stuff. Not over the top for a vanilla beer. well done.