oreogobbler (228) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2008
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Has the aroma of slightly sour vanilla root beer. Smells very sweet. Dark redish brown and creamy head. Lightly carbonated. Strong vanilla upfront fallowed by light citrus and a milk chocolate finish. Good flavor, but too sweet. Velvet smooth palate. Intensely creamy. I could only drink about half of this before I had to toss it. Way too sweet. Not easily drinkable.
DWestrick (657) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2008
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
great color and aroma. wasnt blown away by the taste...vanilla isnt my thing with beers. is definitely different and i will try it again.
restless7 (104) - Lenexa, Kansas, USA - JAN 24, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
BOTTLE: 45 degrees.. dark pour with small beige head. Definite vanilla aroma with chocolate and a hint of smoke. Interesting flavor with medium body, vanilla bean resting on the back of the tongue. Medium finish.
wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2008
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at Sadlack’s in Raleigh, NC. Pours dark, black, red around edges with a medium tan head. Aroma is VANILLA with some chocolate, and other roasted smells. Too much vanilla in flavor. Ruins everything in my opinion. Can taste roastiness, chocolate as well.
wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - JAN 20, 2008
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of cola slightly, chocolate, and vanilla. Flavor is quite the same, plenty of chocolate flavor along with a well balanced vanilla character that isn’t overpowering. Slight roast flavor in the end. This is a great change of pace and oh so satisfying.
Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2008
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark porter color, small head. Aroma is malty, vanilla, touch of anise. Flavor is nice, roasted malt, sweet with vanilla and no hop flavor at all, hint of coffee and toffee, slight bite in middle. Sweet finish. Good specialty or dessert beer.
carboloader (674) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2008
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours opaque with caramel colored head. Some vanilla flavor, roast, and sweetness comes through -- smooth and easy to drink but also somewhat plain and astringent. Reminds me of Youngs double chocolate stout for whatever reason. A decent shelf buy, but not a top shelf brew.
jrob21 (3454) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 8, 2008
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Get a little roasted and chocolate malt. Get a lot of vanilla. Looks like it should have a much bigger body but comes through a little thin and quick. Getting a bit of an offputting burned flavor. I guess I would call it astringent. Not a very enjoyable experience here.
zombywoof (462) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JAN 2, 2008
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Minimal light tan head and lacing-dark brown color. Aroma seems a little mild-a little coffee and molasses with a sort of cellar dankness. Flavor is pretty good-not too sweet. Body seems a little thin....also some vanilla.
garrison (812) - Cin. city, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
From a twelve ounce bottle presented to me as a Christmas present by my girlfriend Nancy - This one pours a very dark brown (very near black) brew with a fine tan head and a sweet, light aroma. Tastewise, this is one yummy brew, with a complex porter backing up the initial vanilla-malt sweetness.