sethdude (688) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - MAY 9, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Suprisingly not terrible. Pours a deep red, minimal head. Aroma is heavy vanilla, almost like chocolate ice cream and coffee. Flavor starts out nicely, big chocolate and coffee notes coated in a very smooth but strong vanilla flavor. About 2/3 of the way through, something starts to miss (I think it’s the vanilla meeting the hops) and things become fairly chemical-like, ending grassy with a dry tart on the tongue.
apingos (90) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2007
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at oasis in rockford. no, it was a bottle. poured dark with a brown head. I don’t know how much vanilla they add but you could sure taste it. A bit of chocolate to boot. Refreshing and smooth. I would have this again, no question about it.
biggcb (464) - Harleysville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a deep brown color with a med-sized beige head. Aroma is nice mix of malt, chocolate, nuts and vanilla. Flavor is on the sweetish side, with a solid malt backbone, vanilla, coffee. Interesting, but a touch on the thin side. Somewhat dry. Worth a go, but nothing earth shattering.
thefederalist (277) - Jonesboro, Arkansas, USA - MAY 6, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draught @ Flying Saucer Little Rock 5-2-07. Dark brown, minimal tan head. Vanilla aroma. Flavor is sweet but not excessive. I consider this to be a nice dessert beer.
VegDisc41 (42) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 4, 2007
3.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pour brownish black with a very thin off-white head. Only a faint scent of vanilla and hop. Taste was malt, chocolate and overall vanilla especially the aftertaste. It’s maybe too light for a porter. Not complex, but definitely a new flavor for me.
adwoan99 (244) - Ft. Worth, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer pours a nice dark, toasty brown with very little head. Aroma and flavor are predominantly vanilla, but has a nice roasted tone to it. Not very complex, but drinkable.
MrBendo (1064) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - APR 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Deep brown with a small head.Can see light through the glass. Rich vanilla and chocolate aroma. Rich vanilla and chocolate taste. Vanilla and a bit of grassy hops and roasted nuts. I really like vanilla. I’ve even liked it in some dark beers. But this seems like a bit much.
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - APR 29, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark Brown with Cream Ring. Light Roasted Malts and Real Rich Vanilla Notes on the Nose. Heavy Mouthfeel..Very Creamy. Nice Thick Malty Body with Mild Roasts and Sweet Almost Syrupy Vanilla Overtones. Ends Bittersweet and Lightly Roasted. Very Nice.
Obtained This Bottle Directly From Colorado...HAVE noted that Breckenridge’s Beers Don’t Ship to Minnesota Well At all.
HopBackDoc (473) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with half inch tan head. Mild aroma of roasted malts, plums and a hint of vanilla. Flavor was roasted malts, molasses, mild cocoa and a semi-sweet vanilla finish. Interesting beer.
DoubleBubble (107) - Mescal Lakes (wherever that is), Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice dark brown color. Light tan head. Very nice vanilla smell, that continues on in the flavor. Sweet vanilla after taste, with no lingering bitterness. Very good after dinner drink, or just something to sip on to get a very good buzz.