Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - OCT 14, 2007
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. Clear, very dark brown with a small beige head. Roasty choco-malt nose, vanilla and milk chocolate (read: cheap milk chocolate). An initial bitter bite trails off quickly, replaced by sweet milk chocolate and vanilla extract flavor. Body is firmly on the thin side, which kind of leaves an impression of Nestle Quik. Overall, I award this a resounding "eh".
cellardoor (45) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 13, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a bottle, had virttually no lasting head but leaves a nice layer of foam down the side of the glass. Aroma is sweet and alcoholic. The vanilla is very pronounced in the aroma and taste. After warming a bit the vanilla become rather strong and almost offensive. Still good beer all around
KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a mid-to-dark brown. Smallish tan head quickly dissapates. Aroma of vanilla with hints of cocoa in the background. Initial mouthfeel of vanilla as well, but it quickly fades into a a sourish malty taste. Interesting take, but I don’t see myself drinking this again.
MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. No date on label. Pours a deep dark mahogany with very little beige head. Nose is very coffee like with notes of vanilla, chocolate, and roastiness. Kind of thin in body and with a hidden carbonation that is fairly intense once in the mouth, as well as slightly chalky at times. Flavor is chocolately and roasty with some nuttiness. There are vanilla flavors kind of over the top of everything else. In the finish there is some ashiness along with roastiness and light bitterness. Maybe a hint of cola too. Slightly overdone on the burnt malt flavors and maybe on the vanilla as well even though I do like them. The cigarette ash is a bummer though. Not bad, not quite right, but not bad. I think I’d try it again.
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - SEP 29, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where is the vanilla? Oh, there it is upon sampling this fine brew. Flavor is spectacular but leaves a sour aftertaste that I easily overcome.
cblado (271) - Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz Bottle. Pours a dark, rich amber. Aroma is almost overpoweringly sweet. Taste is definitely dominated by vanilla. Where are the chocolate/coffee notes I crave? Interesting idea, but it just doesn’t work for me.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Medium brown color with small lacing type head. Light roasted malty aroma. Taste is sweet with light vanilla and roasted malt. I think this is well done unlike some vanilla flavored brews that taste like vanilla extract.
DuffMan (7540) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 22, 2007
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark walnut brown with a thin tan cap. Very rich aromas of vanilla, oak, chocolate, hazelnuts. Palate is loaded with same, with a medium-bodied, creamy mouthfeel. This walks the edge of being a sweet stout. Delicious in every way, well balanced, and surprisingly drinkable for such a flavour-rich brew. I loved it. 6-pack shared with Parksy.
RSRIZZO (1876) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this beer on 3/9/2006. Aroma is a slightly sweet burnt scent. Color is a deep black with light carbonation and a thin tight head. Taste is smooth and sweet. Starting with medium body it goes down smooth and clean. Finish comes on with a sweet vanilla flavor and a mild roasted malt flavor, then is back by a some what dry bitterness. It is well balanced and the vanilla is not over powering.
yespr (33873) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2007
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy brown/amber with light brown head. Slight roasted malt with a whiff of vanilla. Chocolate and vanilla. More a cookie than a beer. Not bad as such, just different.