pineypower (2305) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap at Capone’s. Pours a deep brown with a nice tan head. Aroma is like walking into a good coffee shop first thin in the morning, coffee, sweet vanilla and chocolate. Silky smooth mouthfeel with a wonderfully balanced array of flavors, chocolate, sweet vanilla, coffee and light roast. They hit this one out of the park.
Getbetter (652) - Cucamonga, California, USA - MAR 7, 2010
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: MAY 16, 2010 From a 22 oz bottle.chocolate, coffee, black, So much Chocolate .the head has a brown thick Head,So much Coffee,with a hint of vanilla perfect o!
coyotehunter (667) - , Michigan, USA - MAR 6, 2010
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to Mrbunn for sharing this goodness. Aromas of chocolate and coffee with hop notes mixed in. Pours a jet black with a rather liht tan head. Flavor is heavy on the chocolate with light coffee background, with vanilla cruising in and out. Creamy smooth palate. yumyumyumyum.
AmEricanbrew (5200) - Belcher, Louisiana, USA - MAR 4, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color/ tan head. Big vanilla extract, coffee mocha aromas. medium body. Rich, hearty flavors of sweet nutty vanilla bean, medium roast coffee, dark roasted malts. breakfast beer. very good
DeadGirl (478) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 28, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an opaque deep brown with a thin brown head and beautiful lacing from the 22oz. bottle: USA just tied Canada for the Olympic gold medal championship game with seconds left!!! Rushed rating... Nose of vanilla, coffee, molasses, roasted malts, and pipe tobacco. Flavor of vanilla latte, caramel syrup, roasted malts, molasses, and some tobacco. Minimal carbonation with a slight back-of-throat warming. Roasted malts, bitter coffee beans, and light vanilla take the end. And... Canada just won the gold, but what a game and what a beer to enjoy it with! Drinkability: Tasty and delicious. Pairing: Rich seven layer chocolate lava cake. Or a prime rib. Rebuy: Yes. #311 on 28022010, DG.
Pawola22 (3262) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a very deep brown, mostly black body with a thin, creamy, tan head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is loaded with fresh espresso beans and vanilla with sweeter chocolate malts. A trace of burnt roast and wood. Flavor is the same with the coffee playing a softer role than it did in the aroma. Still plenty of coffee, but lots of medium sweet chocolates, cocoas, and vanilla. The vanilla grows sweeter after a few minutes of warming along with more traces of burnt roast, wood, and milk sugars. Finishes rich and fairly dry with a lengthy aftertaste after a medium, silky body and a light carbonation. Overall, a solid beer. Lots of coffee and vanilla, but plenty of malts to balance.
dcschiller (2153) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 25, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
(22oz bottle). Pours thick and black with a nice caramel colored head. Aroma of darkly roasted coffee beans. Burnt coffee flavor with vanilla undercurrent that gets sweeter as it warms. I’m really enjoying this more as it warms because it balances out the heavy roast flavor.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle from Plaza Liquors - Pours a clear brown color with a medium size tan head that lasts. Nice lacing. Aroma is coffee, roasted malt, and a hint of vanilla. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. No lingering aftertaste. Medium to full body. A very nice beer.
BOLTZ7555 (2578) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Just not a huge fan of this...cloyingly sweet!!! Really enjoyable nose with cocoa, roasted marshmallow, and pure vanilla bean rising from the glass. Dark mahogany pour produced a sticky latte head. ...And then there was the flavor. Eye-crossingly sugary with the vanilla completely out of balance. A little thin for the style, as well. Meh.
wavers1 (872) - Notown, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
one of my faves, this stuff is super balanced, amazing mouthfeel, very vanilla’ish and sweet, but very well balanced and bitter as well. caramalized vanilla and burnt oak all over this one, plus all the usual suspects. yummy!