gmb5127 (173) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is full of coffee and vanilla. Obviously the taste is coffee and vanilla with a hint of chocolate. Has a slightly bitter finish. Very tasty, can taste a little alcohol, not much though.
Vestlake (69) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black color with a thin tan head. Aroma is mostly coffee with a little malt. Taste is mostly coffee with just a hint of vanilla. Nice bitterness at the finish. Very nice taste.
JulienHuxley (2136) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, dark red black pour with tan foam. Aroma of straight vanilla beans, light coffee notes, moka, latte, smells like starbucks. Taste is sweet, vanilla, desserty, powdery cocoa, light coffee finish. Palate is thick, chewy with a balanced finish (not too sweet). The focus seems to be on vanilla more than coffee. Quite enjoyable.
PapaSkeetSkeet (788) - Corvallis, Oregon, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with only slight glints of sepia when backlit. Based on color, it could be a stout. Thick light-brown head which fades to a few millimeters. Aroma is vanilla salt-water taffy, cold-press coffee and fake-chocolate. Fresh tree after rain. Body is heavy, somewhat syrupy. Flavor is massive vanilla, melted chocolate, light soy, more vanilla, hot hops on a lake shore with mud baking in a summer sun. Good, but too much vanilla.
fiveacestx (418) - Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber - Pours jet black with a cola head. Nice coffee aroma and quite possibly the deepest, darkest coffee taste Iíve ever had in a porter. I didnít really detect the vanilla but it did have a malty sweet finish.
BSchnab (118) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is coffee appearance is dark with little kahki head, taste us strong coffee flavors lingers on palate, great coffee beer
Fantomasus (187) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 15, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Impressive. Pours a deep black-brown cola... liquid velvet... a beauty. The head is flimsy with some clinging lace... I wish it was more substantial but really, Iím just picking nits. The color is gorgeous. The aroma is wonderful, enjoyable, I canít get enough.... MALT! Caramel, bread, chocolate, cereal, coffee, nuts, toast, and roasty. The hops give an aroma of resin more than pine... YEASTY! Dough, leather, earthy, leaves, basement aromas... WOW! Alcohol, licorice, raisin, vanilla, Iím upgrading the aroma to a 10 as I type. The taste is sublime but hard o pin down. Sour and bitter overpower a light sweetness. Thereís salt.... Full bodied thick beer with soft carb and a loooong bitter finish. Best beer Iíve ever bought at a grocery store... Quite a superior offering. Thank you Ballast Point.
ericdevin (464) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 14, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from 16 Tons Taphouse, Eugene. Pours incredibly dark, slight tan head. Aroma roasty, coffee, chocolate, very rich. Body roasty and thick, finish retains a slight bitterness, really lovely!
Jamesthebrit (132) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JUL 12, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a growler into a wide bottomed tulip.
A: Very nice coffee and chocoalte notes. Very smooth. Not bitter.
A: Looks nice. Dark black. Dark brown head dissipates quickly.
T: Tastes pretty solid. Again, nice coffee and chocolate notes (more on the coffee side). A little acidic in the finish. Not really getting the vanilla undertone... perhaps itís overpowered by the other strong notes/
P: A little acidic and boozy on the finish. Fully bodied. Carbonation is good.
overall this is a really nice beer. Great flavor notes. A bit of earthiness adds to it. The finish is a tad too acidic with a lingering bitterness. Better finish that some, worse than others.
suprchunk (1794) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour. Big tan head that quickly falls leaving a wake of paint behind. Aroma of coffee, molasses and chocolate. Taste is a big vanilla up front. Follow that up with some coffee and yum. Very rich velvety mouth. Nice beer.