bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
(12oz bottle, courtesy of Mora2000) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of raisins, play-doh, bread, and vanilla. Flavor of grain, raisins, cereal, and light vanilla.
bhensonb (9866) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 5, 2012
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from a Grocery Outlet. Pours clear amber with a transient off-white head. Aroma is hints of bourbon with some vanilla. Near med body. Flavor is light caramel with some vanilla. With time there’s hints of bourbon and some oaky astringency. Makes me think of Innis & Gunn. This is a pretty nice little beer.
Tmoney99 (9645) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2012
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Poured dark amber with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate toasted grainy malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate duration. Soft drinkable beer.
Ratman197 (8518) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle poured a clear gold with a small lingering white head. Aromas of bread, vanilla and light fruittiness. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a smooth finish. Flavors of bread, light vanilla and a hint of oak with a smooth finish.
adnielsen (7596) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle @ home picked up at Wilbur’s Fort Collins. Pours a dark golden orange appearance with a big foamy, off white head. Creamy, a bit corny, lemon, light vanilla aroma. A bit tangy, a bit strong, fairly smooth woody, grainy, pale malty, vanilla flavor. Not a ton from the oak (nothing bourbon that I can detect) but a pretty decent brew. I can see myself getting WBW on this in Iowa City.
DocLock (7225) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle from Wegman’s Collegeville. Pours deep caramel with minimal off-white head and a lot of carbonation. Nose is Yuenglingy. Tastes like liquid Wheaties, with mild hops. This is a Yuengling light clone.
Drake (7123) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - NOV 25, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Total Wine West Richmond, VA. Pours a clear amber color with a large foamy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of grainy malts and the mildest oak you can imagine. The taste is grainy malts, vanilla, faint whisky and faint bourbon. Grassy hops. Thin-medium bodied. Bland and weak, but not bad.
shrubber85 (6515) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - NOV 4, 2012
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bottle. Sweet artificial cherry and vanilla malt aroma. Golden yellow with small head. Very light sweet barley malt and vanilla flavor. Medium body. Not a fan of the aroma and not much in the flavor department - I’m shocked.
bb (6481) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 20, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Vanilla and malt aroma with light sweetness. Malt and vanilla flavor with light bourbon. Medium bodied. Malt and grain linger with vanilla.
Ernest (5924) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 10, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Head is initially average sized, frothy, white, mostly diminishing.
Body is dark yellow.
Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (caramel, toasted grain, husks), lightly hoppy (flowers), with notes of vanilla and wood, light note of DMS.
Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter.
Finish is lightly sweet, lightly to moderately bitter, slightly husky.
Medium body, watery/creamy texture, lively carbonation.
Easily the best of the three in this series so far. I mean, yeah, it’s still grainy and silly (the vanilla) and poorly made, but compared to the other two atrocities, this is actually drinkable.