kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
black, fine tan head, scattered lace,
light sweet vanilla and chocolate aroma,
lots of sweet vanilla flavor, dry chocolate shows in the second wave, bourbon follows in the finish and adds a bit of bitter oak, the oak really dries it out a lot, a bit of sweetness sneaks in on the very last sip
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
cheap (5370) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2007
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
Certainly Vanilla all the way. Bitter and slightly sour. Almost Baltic porter in nature but not quite as strong or dense. Virtually flat. Good stronger oppressive porter. I thought this was a mild imp stout before I saw the name.
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 13, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Rating #800! Draft, Church Brew Works. Pours a murky brown color; off-white head with patchy retention. Light brown sugar and vanilla extract in the aroma. Medium mouthfeel: very weak rendition of a barrel-aged beer; decent roasted malt porter character, but with oak chips making themselves apparent (cardboard) and an overuse of something that seems like vanilla extract (although it’s evidently actual vanilla beans). Not exceptional. Medium, toasted oak and vanilla finish; slightly roasted.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 4, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the Church. Black brown, thin off white head. Aroma is grass, pine, molasses, graham cracker. Flavor is pine, grass, molasses, graham cracker, vanilla, chocolate, slight smoke and oak. Pretty good.