ClarkVV (4353) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 3, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, best before 9/11/15, from Downtown Wine and Spirits, drunk 9/1/15.
Quite a lovely pour, being a magenta-mahogany, nicely bright and with a light tan head that recedes quickly to cover/ring.
This is quite the intriguing beer, all told. What it dosent have is a bunch of underfermented, sticky, syrupy sugars or any booziness. Even the lactose is fermented out, leaving just a touch of tartness/sourness behind. The roast/coffee character is medium-light, having no old/beany/stale notes, nor any heavy dominace of the palate. Carbonation seems appropriate and the body, while somewhat watery, is soft enough and glides down fairly easily. Quite drinkabl, but what Iíve been building to here, is that the vanilla is just out-of-control. Not that itís syrupy-sweet or artificial, itís not at all; the actual vanilla flavor is quite enjoyable and real, but itís just too much. Astringent and dominant, it takes over the beer, especially with warming, as one should allow a stout to do. At the end of the glass itís almost all I smell and taste.
BroSpud (1882) - , Massachusetts, USA - AUG 25, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle. Pours a really dark brown almost black with a creamy thick tan head. Vanilla and coffee notes throughout. But overall the coffee flavor seemed a bit off, low some low rent Maxwell House and the palate was a bit on the watery side.
nimbleprop (6106) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 2, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle pours a watery brown with some clear brown head. Nose has stale malt, brown sugar, Folgers coffee, mild bread. Flavor has mild coffee, brown sugar, bread crust, some pumpernickel, vegetal notes too. Chewy, dry finish.
Ktwse (2845) - SWEDEN - JUL 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear dark brown with low light tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, light coffee and roasted malt. Taste is milk chocolate and vanilla sweet with light roasty finish. (Too) light body yet smooth with soft carbonation.
Holdwine (1131) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in Bar Harbor. Nicely balanced stout. Plenty of coffee nose and tongue. Great malt and a good little shot of vanilla creaminess. Fun beer.
jrodooo5 (1286) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Whoa! Kind of a 1 trick pony in being all coffee but tasty nevertheless! Huge roasted coffee aroma. Very nice nearly black pour w/ a tan head & a bit of lacing. Decent mouthfeel & overall a strong offering! Must try for coffee lovers.
Christpuncher (2095) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This one is super creamy, milky and toasted malt flavor. Black with a fine thin cream head. Had on nitro. Very refreshing and smells like roasted malt
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
WillRunForBeer (1519) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber shared by AirForceHops, thanks Chris! Pours nearly black with a beige head. Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee. Flavor is coffee, dark, not very bitter. A bit of semi sweet chocolate as well.
AirForceHops (4702) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 22, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle purchased at the Beer Store, Nashua. Deeper brown/ black color. Aroma is a nice mix of vanilla, roasted malts and light coffee. Real nice.
The flavor starts again with the vanilla and turns into the coffee on the backside. The bitterness is in the form of coffee. The body is medium with a nice creamy texture and a nice smooth velvet feel. Really nice sweet stout. Recommend on a fresh bottle or draft.
Chalumeaux (444) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from bottle thanks Airforcehops. Pours dark chocolate color with a nice brown head. Aromas of caramel coffee and chocolate. A smooth tasting beer with with the right amount of smoke, coffee and chocolate. This would be real nice bourbon aged.