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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
One way to describe this beer is “a dark beer for people who don’t like dark beers.” Another way is “delicious.” Notes of cocoa, espresso, and delicately roasted barley blend nicely with real Mexican vanilla from Arizona Vanilla Company. This medium bodied, highly sippable beer is quickly becoming a local favorite.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (21440) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Can. Opaque brown color, brown head. Aroma of vanilla and coffee beans. Taste is roasty smooth vanilla. Tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13466) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Draft. Poured a black color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted and produced excellent lacing. Moderate roasted dark malt and vanilla aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate long duration. This is the good brew.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
argo0 (13235) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 14, 2015
16oz can. Medium tan head atop dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, vegetal, some vanilla, light chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, chococaramel, light vanilla, vegetal. Medium body, some stickiness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2013
A dark brown porter with a thin brown head. In aroma, a smooth chocolate malt with milk, coffee, and coconut. In mouth, a sweet grassy and herbaceous chocolate with vanilla, mocha, very sweet but not overbearing.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (10872) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Damn right this is awesome! Nice dark brown pour, tan head. Aroma of vanilla, brownie batter, chocolate. Flavor is sweet, brownies, fudge, cocoa, just badass. Awesome stuff!

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (10018) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 7, 2015
Can. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head that diminishes to nothing. The aroma is strong vanilla and chocolate. Thin mouthfeel with rich chocolate, sweet vanilla, good.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 3, 2013
Tap at Pig and Pickle in Scottsdale AZ. Deep cola red looking black. Weak fizzing out foam. Nose is thicker vanilla extract, sugar, cola drink, mild plastic. Taste is moderately lactic sour, some dusty cocoa bitterness, more sweet vanilla. A tad artificial for me.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (7489) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2015
16oz can pours a murky black with a ring of white head. Nose has malt, a little berry/raisin, dusty, vanilla. Flavor is better, malt, molasses, vanilla, a little pepper, earthy. Dry finish. Weird.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (7325) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2015
Can at the November 2015 DC Gathering. Poured a dark almost pitch black brown color, smooth and velvet. Small tan head. Aroma was lots of roast, chocolate. Flavor is a touch artificial. roast notes.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (5988) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Can at the DC Gathering. Black with light tan head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, light coffee. Tastes of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, vanilla, burnt sugar. Medium body with a dry finish.


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