burg326 (4931) - Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured a dark brown color with aromas of oak, vanilla and a touch of earth. Flavors are the same with an oaky vanilla flavor light popcorn aftertaste, a nice beer overall.
jcartamdg (2573) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a paper thin head. Aroma of vanilla, oak and maduro brown. Not bad. A little artificial. But crazy drinkable.
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ApisAles (1576) - Greenbelt, Maryland, USA - JUN 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Black Squirrel in DC. Brown pour. Thin tan head. Aroma is heavy vanilla and caramel sweetness but not cloying. Flavor gives a nice vanilla kick up front but is balanced by some toasty bready notes and a good caramel presence. Nice beer.
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - JUN 5, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
black color, aroma of vanilla, roasted malt, marshmallows, flavors of sweet vanilla, roasted marshmallows, coffee, chocolate, nuts, slick body, pretty bitter, really enjoyed the vanilla aging
dresden (1236) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 22, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at rattle n hum cigar city tasting. Terrific vanilla, and cocoa aroma. First taste is a heavy Madagascar vanilla but then a wordiness takes in. Also a lot of roast malt, chocolate and coffee. Really rally nice, I prefer this quite a bit to the original.
PhillyCraft (4528) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample split with Pat in NYC. Pour was a dark brown, small tan head. Aromas of cinnamon raisin, vanilla, oak. Taste was chocolaty, french vanilla, cashews, clove spice, ultra sweet malts. Silky mouth that went down like water.
murphym45 (769) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Think this was on tap at RNH as "vanilla porter". Poured dark brown, malty with vanilla and caramel, some light bitterness, a bit of sweetness, pretty good.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAR 28, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Pours a bruin body with a tan head and great retention. Very faint vanilla and mineral notes, light chocolate and roasted malt body. Dry and bitter with a very faint vanilla. I like that the vanilla is not sweet and cloying like i expected. My notes here are rather lacking but this was very quaffable and i ended up having seconds. Very nice.
italarican (1527) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I didn’t take any notes on this because I assumed this was the Vanilla Aged Maduro. I’m still not convinced it’s any different. For the time being, I’ll give it the same rating I gave the Vanilla Aged but dock it a few points on the overall for a lack of originality. I love most of the Maduro Browns, but the vanilla treatment for me is in a class of its own.
BREWMUSKCLES (2441) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 7, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
interesting French style authentic vanilla flavor yet still beery with a hop profile and malt. a moderate body and balance of cocoa the brew is a little syrup like and somewhat flat in the carbonation. a bit of a toasted wheatiness that seems almost nutty.