fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tasting at Papsø’s
Dark brown color, close to black, with small head, no retention. Aroma of cheap vanilla and cheap coffee, pond water. The body is weaker than expected, the mouthfeel is semi-dry; it has a strong flavor of dark chocolate and roasted malts, with some alcohol booziness; some liquorice too; moderate sweetness in the final.
Chaotic; too easy to brew something like this, just a lot of ingredients.
Papsoe (25084) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of Elwood. Pours a clear orangey brown with a small beige head. Sweet roasty nose. Medium body, sweet roast with the vanilla really shining through - gets a little cloying perhaps. Some sweet licorice as well. Roasty finish with some late alcohol. 160612
mcberko (6873) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 6, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 oz. bottle, pours a dark dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of vanilla, cocoa nibs, booze, some almond extract and paint thinner. Flavour of vanilla upfront, cocoa nibs, sweet liqueur and ends very, very boozy. Thin-bodied, but rich in flavour. Very nice.
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Opaque black. Bourbon and mocha nose. Full bodied and thick on the palate with a rich dose of dark chocolate. Good carbonation keeps this in balance. Creamy texture.
oRos (1155) - sacramento, California, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from beerboxer. Has a nice sweet malty taste. Dark chocolate flavor. Would of thought it was a stout.
topher_78 (28) - California, USA - MAY 18, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
The beer poured black as night, with 1/2 a fingers worth of a mocha head that left little to no lacing. The aroma is of sweet vanilla, chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor is of heavy vanilla, bitter-sweet chocolate, toasted malt and espresso. The mouth feel has very little in the way of carbonation, so it’s heavy and coats your tongue as it runs over your palate, leaving a slight alcohol warming sensation in the back of your throat.
after4ever (6231) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22. Pours jet black with a dense and creamy tan head and decent drippy lace. Not a total show pony, but looks good. Big bourbony nose, lots of chocolate and vanilla. Thick creamy body. Mid palate heaps with chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, and oak. Nice sweet stuff. We’ve been here before more than once, but it’s always a nice place to come back and visit. A little too sweet and goopy to be truly amazing, but definitely a bottle to savor with your feet up.
Petronius (55) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I smell vanilla and roast; tastes semi-sweet chocolate and raisins. Kinda thin, but good.
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nose of vanilla cocoa. Roast and earth.a little nutty. Very sweet aroma. Pours brown with a thin tan head. Flavora are sweet throighout with vanilla andI earthy cocoa notes. Mild bitterness roast and more vsnilla. Light body medium carb. The beer needs more asseetiveness as it seems like a boring brown ale treatment. Not horrible by any means.
kramer (5061) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Pours a clear dark brown body with a one finger fizzy beige head that faded to a wispy partial covering. The nose is quite rich and intense, lots of milk chocolate, some vanilla bean, light roast, and some light caramel. The flavoring is a little over the top though, almost extending into the Southern Tier realm. Heavily laced with vanilla, the cocoa comes in a close second, which doesn’t leave too much room for the actual beer to express itself. All bells and whistles and no substance. Very sweet and a little tiring on the palate after less than half a bottle. Rather thick and chewy in texture with soft carbonation. Not terrible, but not something I’d try again or recommend seeking out.