IDunno19 (89) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2009 Not sure why people rate this beer so low...itís quaffable and delicious.
Nose full of oak, chocolate, vanilla, and slight toasty hops. Beautiful dark amber color with thick creamy head. Vanilla character set off by hops along with slight coffee, oak, char, and chocolate notes.
Update: Sours on the finish and flavors are thin as the beer warms. Changed rating accordingly.
armando629 (2438) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 22, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep black body with a small lacing tan head. Roasted grains, coffe and some light vanilla in the nose. It hasnít got any sourish aroma...Medium body, little thin texture with sweet coffe taste, roasted flavor,some vanilla character opens when the beer gets warmed..
rudy (12) - New York, USA - MAR 21, 2009
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Hard to find anything good about this beer. It might be the worse beer I have ever had. it had a block opeck color, with very little head. the aroma had a very sour smell. you could taste ,coffee and chocolate, and it was strong, but that was underlined by the very sour taste, that almost made me sick. and vanilla. What vanilla? I thought I had a bad beer, until I read other comments similar to what I found. There were actually chunks in my beer. the finish was just so bad. there was just nothing good about this beer, and struggled to even give it the grade I did. just undrinkable.
imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. Pour is deep brown with little to no head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts. Flavor is roasted malts and coffee. No vanilla in this one at all. It sounds much better than it is.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2009
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a murky dark brown with a very small off white head. The head dissipates quickly leaving no lacing per se. Heavy vanilla and coffee notes in the nose give me hope. Mild carbonation with a somewhat astringent quality. It has a certain sourness that doesnít seem to pair well at all. Sweet with a very little bitterness. Dry. I donít get the coffee on the palate nearly as much as I did in the nose. Lighter in body and finishes fairly clean. As I was finishing this one, the flavors merged into a definite BBQ flavor. Very weird. It definitely didnít put itís namesake to very good use.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasted at GABF 2008. Dark, black pour with tan head. Nose of vanilla and roasted malts. Flavor is the same, but a bit sour...which I didnít mind.
njbfr (113) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 14, 2009
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark, almost black with a decent tan head. Aroma is vanilla and kind of a band-aid smell. Tastes more like a bad oatmeal stout than anything. Vanilla and roasted malt are discernible while there is a very weird sour taste throughout. Not very good for what I was expecting.
Brewbie (459) - New York, USA - MAR 13, 2009
0.8 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
12oz bottle. dark black, thin brown long lasting head. aroma is an unpleasant sourness. the taste follows. there has to be something wrong with my bottle. just undrinkable.
thegreenrooster (3423) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 5, 2009
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Pour is a dark black with a small tan head. Aroma is decent enought with some roasted malts with a bit of coffee in there. Flavor is some coffee but then the sourness hits you. Why is every beer from the brewer so sour? Nothing to look for here. Hands down the worst craft brewery in America.
beerbuzzmontreal (3488) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2009
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
The pour reveals a black color with brown highlights and a thin beige head. The aroma has a strong presence of vanilla beans and sweetness. Flavor of vanilla, lots of vanilla, way too much vanilla.... The body is medium with a creamy texture and gentle carbonation. Not good at all.