AndresTM (434) - Texas, USA - NOV 11, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2015 Aroma: wood, vanilla at the forefront, fading into coffee and roasted malts. Also present are earth and ash, while caramel tempts and waters the mouth. There’s a prickling alcohol presence, but it blends in with the other notes. The mouthfeel is sublime: perfect combination of a medium-to-viscous body and smooth carbonation. It manages to be as distant from "watery" or "overcarbonated" as it is from "syrupy." On the tongue, it is sweet without being cloying and moderately bitter; it leaves an aftertaste of burnt wood, malts, a motherload of coffee, and just a hint of vanilla. I really wanted it to be a little more vanilla-forward than it is, but then again that’s asking for perfection. It’s a fantastic beer as it is, and I’m glad it finally got to Texas. It’ll be a regular in my fridge for sure.
McTapps (6351) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - MAY 28, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from trade with Henrik - thank you! The beer has got a deep black colour with a steady and smooth head and a smooth body. Delicious aroma of chocolate, coffee and malt. Taste of bittersweet chocolate, strong coffee, malt, barrel and dark bread. Intense and strong finish. Great beer.
ramboraffe (1724) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 27, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355 ml bottle from Systembolaget web. Black with tanned head. Roasted malt, bitter coffee and light sweer vanilla. Dry with medium bitterness and medium carbonation.
Hugetaste42 (18) - - MAY 27, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vanilla and coffee flavor really stands out. Yummmmm. The downside is that the flavor tastes a bit artificial.
electrotype (583) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Très axée sur la vanille, c’est un dessert sucré et cochon. Un alcool magnifiquement caché et une buvabilité assez épeurante. Pas une bière extrêmement complexe, c’est au bout du compte comme un cupcake qu’on mange sans trop se poser de question.
partchapol (86) - Ohio, USA - MAY 11, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smell and taste of coffee, cacao, vanilla. Taste also malt, slightly sour, right bitterness. Right texture. Very good beer, just hope it less of vanilla.
WillemsUrenkel (1327) - Oldenburg, GERMANY - MAY 9, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 fl oz bottle, bought at the brewery. My 100th US beer on RB. Nearly black, only reddish edges. More than one finger beige head. Strong coffee on the nose. Taste starts also with strong coffee. In the middle part some low sweetness, little bit vanilla. Increasing alcoholic. Malt in the background. Warming. Strong stuff.
Sebilinz (1603) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAY 7, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Black body with brown head. Aroma is coffee chocolate dried fruit and some vanilla. Taste is also coffee, vanilla with some roasted malts. Aftertaste is nice bitter perfect balanced by some malty sweetness. Very nice one.
Ttheilen (516) - USA - MAY 6, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I do not wax on poetically about beer but I do know the quality of a beer once tasted. This review is not about my tastes but reinforces the numbers, which are arbitrary.
b33r (824) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 3, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black color with thin light brown ring of a head an little lacing. Aroma and flavor have deep chocolatey, cocoa, coffee and vanilla notes. Very smooth but bold, and tasty!
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice deep dark almost jet black body. Espresso, chocolate and roasted malts in the aroma, with some essence of hops. Taste is of coffee, roasted malt and chocolate.