cwsample (163) - Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Ginger Man Fort Worth. Pleasantly surprising. It’s sweet, but not too sweet. It could stand to be a little bit creamier.
Diablokev (163) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2014
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is light malt caramel, the color is a walnut brown with a thin cream head. The taste is light with a stronger aftertaste of coffee. The beer is easy to drink, and overall not great.
yackery (162) - California, USA - MAY 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a quick sandy head that dissolves to nothing with a fast lacing under a top-layer line. The body is a hazy, deep ruby.
Aroma is roasty vanilla.
Taste is mildly salty.
Palate is lively but creamy.
JuliusCaesar (162) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 24, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Good but not outstanding. Has decent aroma and flavor but is not very complex. Could be more robust.
jamvin23 (162) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark Brown/Black in color with a nice light tan head. Strong aromatic vanilla. Full body vanilla bean flavor with a sweet mouth feel
klk343 (162) - - MAR 18, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very dark, clear Christmas red color. Fruity aroma. Citrus, raspberry flavors. Bitter, drying palate.
jmcguire1969 (161) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Nice toasty Vanilla notes in the aroma. Initial flavor is sweet vanilla but it’s quickly followed by a dry roasted malt flavor. I like the initial sweet flavor and the dry finish...the vanilla is not overpowering. Just right.
phildorsey (161) - Fort Carson, Colorado, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz Bottle. Pours black with a light frothy head that dissolves quickly. Aroma faintly reveals roasty/coffee features. Taste and palate is lively with high bitterness. Chocolate flavors dominate the taste but the roasted nuts and hints of Vanilla are missing...however, this beer is good. Try with Vanilla Ice cream...really brings out the flavors.
Pith (160) - New York, USA - APR 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours very dark amber with minimal cream head. Aroma of vanilla and chocolate smells like Nesquick. MIT as smooth as aroma would indicate. Bitterish start which goes back to light chocolate. Finish vanilla bean pure and spicy. Interesting and sweet.
texasbartender (160) - Sugarland, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
The beer pours a dark brown to a black with a thin brown white head. The nose is a mix of Carmel coffee and vanilla. The taste is as deep as the beer is dark it is a great mix of roasted malts and an underpinning of vanilla with a clean sweet vanilla finish.