magsinva (876) - 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.
DiarmaidBHK (3387) - 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!
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.
drostj (103) - 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 .
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
dfinney23 (1589) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rich caramel/vanilla aroma with nutty and coffee notes. Flavor is more tame with a nicely bitter finish. Good show!
IRBent (10) - Alabama, USA - APR 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2012 On tap at J Clyde. Dark brown with creamy tan head. Smell is an initial vanilla with roasted coffee hints. Taste is a lightly sweet touch of vanilla with a good malt finish. Almost too easy to drink. One of my favorites.
brentfeesh (1207) - Gadsden, Alabama, USA - APR 28, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark black pour with a frothy head. Roasty and lightly sweet aroma, coffers too I think. Creamy coffee flavor with plenty of roast and a hint of vanilla. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel with a dry finish. Very nice.
Aurelius (4062) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pleasant fresh stout aroma. Dark, thin head. Simple, but elegant flavor profile. This is the way a vanilla beer should be -- not cloying at all, just enjoyable. Medium light body. Very good.
beernovice39 (3109) - Montana, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 4, 2012 Draft at the brewery. Deep brown pour with a tiny tan top. Scent is sweet with vanilla and a hint of coffee. Taste is sweet and roasty. Very enjoyable!