blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
growler, dark brown color , burnt popcorn aroma, flavor is creamy chocolate, soft body
magsinva (846) - Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2012 Growler from liquor express - pours dark with a tan head. Aroma is toasty malty. Taste is bitter. Overall, I’m not getting the vanilla, which is disappointing. Average, I guess. Updated tap at J Clyde’s - I’m getting more of the vanilla and less of the bitterness. I like it more, in glass than from plastic growler.
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Growler, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a black body with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, coffee, and chocolate. Flavor of vanilla, roasted malt, and light chocolate.
Dogbrick (7253) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at GABF 10/11/2012, thanks to Bluemeow76 for assistance with note-taking. Dark brownish-amber color with a medium beige head and a top ring of lacing. Aroma of vanilla and roasted malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of cocoa, slightly stale malt and a bit of coffee. The finish is short and chocolatey. Slightly above overall.
BiggOnion (68) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown/almost black. Good vanilla, but not overwhelming...long finish, with hints of chocolate.
thirdeye11 (5394) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(milk jug thanks to blutt59) clear dark brown, tinge of red, soapy edge bubbles. Nose of vanilla, milk chocolate, fudge. Taste of lactose, oats, light chocolate, watery, uncarbonated.
drostj (99) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAY 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg - RC Brewfest. Dark amber, slight head and not much aroma. Fairly strong malt flavor but weaker than I expected for a stout. I caught a bit of chocolate and roasted nut, but not enough. Felt thin in the mouth. A bit of a disappointment. A stout should be stout .
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Poured black with a frothy brown head that settle to a ring and left light lace. Aroma of roast, nut, and hints of smoke. The flavor found chocolate with a background of vanilla and roast. Light to medium body.
DiarmaidBHK (3170) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft from liquor express. Pours black with a thin khaki head that leaves no lacing. Nice roasted malt notes on the nose. Not getting much of the vanilla on the tongue. I do get the a bit of a smoky chocolate quality. Finishes clean. Solid!
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: March 24, 2012
Source: Tasting, HMOG
Appearance: opaque dark brown, fine tan head
Aroma: sweet chocolate and roasted aroma, vanilla sweetness
Flavor: sweet roasted flavor, vanilla sweetness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4