KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: MAR 14, 2007 Tap at Flying Saucer, Houston
Pours rich and black with a nice aroma of vanilla, cinammon and chocolate. Flavor follows suit, with hints of hazlenut. Palate is a tad watery. Very enjoyable and approachable.
hezron (606) - Viroqua, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 21, 2006
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, thanks to the guy at the liquor stop because he felt bad that they were out of Arrogent Bastard. Aroma of vanilla, minerals, touch of chocolate and more minerals...not very promising. Dark brown in color with an off-white head. Chocolaty flavor with a touch of roasted malt and lots of vanilla...not much else. Medium-full body, fairly creamy.
SudsMcDuff (5322) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2006
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
had at the gingerman in austin , giggity giggity....this beer was made out side the box..STRANGE smell..beutiful look...odd yet strangly delicous, but it goes so down hill after that, i rarely RARELY toss a beer but i had to walk away from this beer, like a thicker flatter sweeter vanilla coke, but if you really like vanilla (which i really thought i did) you might might like it..?
BeerRules (243) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vanilla and roastines sprominent in the aroma, smells nice. Taste has caramel, vanilla, herbs, and unfortunately some oxidation. Wish the mouthfeel had a creamy feel to it, but its not a big deal. Overall the vanilla taste rules, it overpowers almost all the over flavors, but it doesnt seem to bother me, but it would be a lot better if not oxidized.
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark cola color. Virtually no head. Nose of Vanilla, of course, and a little malt. Great dark vanilla mouth feel. Creamy and lingering. Solid, but Iíve had much better.
schwaiger (90) - Laramie, Wyoming, USA - MAY 17, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a dark brown with a small dirty linen colored head, mostly diminishing. Biggest aroma is of vanilla, but with a noticeable alcohol smell it smells more like vanilla extract than vanilla bean. Aroma of buttered sticky popcorn balls - the kind they used to pass out at Halloween. Also some faint bubblegum. Itís there. Tastes like vanilla wafers with extra vanilla flavoring. I think the vanilla may be too much here. Itís hard for me to see past it to anything else in the beer. Add the lively dose of carbonation and I could have mistaken this for a vanilla coke. Medium bodied and creamy mouthfeel. Good, but not great.
blank (996) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow, and drark thick black with no head. Better appearence then the stouts. Aroma was vinallia. The flavor was vinalla with some malty aftertaste. Sort of a beer float without hte ice cream. The winner of the taster.
Tejas (824) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2006
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Thereís only one word to describe this one --> unbalanced. Just way too sweet as vanilla flavor overpowers every other flavor. Oh yeah, the body is weak too. Big surprise, another average Breckenridge.
rotoguru (126) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 12, 2006
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Botlle... Pours dark brown/black with a light tan head that dwindles quickly. Aroma is sweet with obvious vanilla nose; more like a root beer. The flavor is, of course, vanilla and mildly sweet then the dark roasted and chocolate malts of the porter itself. Leaves the palate clean with a mild aftertaste of, you guessed it, vanilla on the back sides of the tongue. I really enjoyed this beer, but drink fast; If you need "more vanilla" as some of the posts suggest, then just let it warm up a bit and the vanilla becomes quite overbearing. Wife says, "ooo, thatís good"".
1FastSTi (3220) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 8, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours to a very dark brown with red hues. Nice thick suede colored head. Good lacing. The aroma is chocolate, vanilla, burnt sugars, bubblegum (breathe lightly), marshmallow goo. The flavor is nicely toasted marshmallows, vanilla, Nilla wafers, hot chocolate, more marshmallows. Lingering marshmallow feel, drying, medium body. The vanilla is a bit light.