HogTownHarry (5908) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, - SEP 11, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
November 11, 2011 - gravity cask at the brewery. Ruby-black with a smallish bubbly/frothy light brown head. Smells like regular Nutcracker with some vanilla extract - spicy roast, cinnamon, sweet cereal and light alcohol. Taste follows - quite nutty, some coffee and oak - not as much vanilla; simple, maybe a little thin.
AGAquino (657) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 18, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From notes – on cask at the Brewery. Pours a very dark brown, with small head. Aroma is malts, chocolate, coffee and nice notes of buttery sweet vanilla. Flavour follows the aroma quite nicely. Slightly bitter aftertaste. Very nice brew.
blankboy (5603) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at the brewery. Nov. 11, 2011. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a small lasting bubbly light-brown head. Sweet aroma with lots of vanilla first and foremost followed by milk chocolate and a hint of coffee. Lots of chocolate in the flavour along with light roasted malt, vanilla, a hint of coffee and an average bitter finish. Average bodied. Very nice stuff, I will be having several of these tonight.
mabel (5183) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
[4092-20111111] Cask. Sweet vanilla roast malt aroma. Dark brown body with a bubbly brown head. Sweet smooth vanilla roast and burnt wood flavour. Full body. Delicious. (7/3/8/4/17-) 3.9
(Birthday Party @ brewery, Toronto, ON)
jercraigs (7182) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2011-11-11. Black body with a frothy tan head. 3+ Fairly strong vanilla character in the flavour, moderate dark malt, light roast, hints of cinnamon in the background. 7+ Sweet aroma of vanilla beans. 7+ Average plus palate.
Vanilla is fairly strong and dominates at first, but it seems to moderate itself in additional samples. Nice, enjoyable I went back for a couple. Cask at the brewery