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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.35/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.3/5   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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.

Zymurgeist2's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zymurgeist2 (1853) - Redwood City, California, USA - APR 24, 2013
On tap at the brewhouse. Pours a deep brown with a nice brown head. Moderate (in a great way), subtle vanilla with slight roast. Flavors follows through with the vanilla lending a soft rounded mouthfeel. Quality beer and my favorite from the tasting session.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Barreras (1560) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAR 22, 2016
Pours a dark brown with a deep coco and chocolate aroma. Taste is roasted malt, vanilla, and a robust amount barley giving this beer a full flavor. The roasted malt and barley overwhelmed this.beer making it a little less enjoyable. But overall a decent beer for the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BiiruBierBeer (945) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 23, 2016
Malt and mineral smell. Taste is the same. Medium body medium carbonation, and some foam.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2015
[ bottle ][ 1oz ][ @tasting ][ $ ? ][ snifter ][ 11.14.15 ]
sepia with thin cream ring, oily cap. Oily light pine hops, some earthy roast, heavy paint-booze. Papery bitter front palate, nuts and chocolate, thin slick body into the chocolate finish, light heat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radagast83 (7301) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nimbleprop (7480) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (5978) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (21421) - 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.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
argo0 (13231) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3838) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2015
Can from Trader Joe’s Tucson. Dark brown pour with active carbonation and a small brown head. Aroma is light coffee, bitter chocolate and vanilla. Flavor is dark malt and thin chocolate. Finishes with lingering vanilla. Okay.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbastard (841) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2015
16oz. can. Black pour with hardly any head. Lite aroma of vanilla and cocoa. Medium sweet chocolate and vanilla with some coffee in the background. Low carbonation, smooth semi sweet finish. A desert beer. Good beer.

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