Aniela (2412) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught at the Pony Bars Cigar City Event NYC sept 2012. Dark brown beer with a small offwhite head. Vanilla aroma. Vanilla, malty, sweet flavour. I love the clean vanilla flavour.
jordinc (104) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap. Not much head, but good lacing. Aroma was rich with notes of vanilla and maple. Creamy on the palate, drinks very smooth. The hints of vanilla are enough to taste, but not overpowering. Finishes clean, with hops just discernible. A very well balanced beer, and one that I will return to as often as I can find.
rougeau13 (2016) - Richmond, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at World of Beer Dr. Phillips Orlando. Dark brown with a slight head. Smooth bodied with light carbonation. Aroma of roast, chocolate, nuts, and light vanilla. Slightly sweet taste; a tad weak. Better than the standard version.
youdictategood (256) - Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft sample. Cloudy brown pour, thin head, no lacing. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, malts, a little vanilla extract but not much. Taste is odd - the vanilla isn’t overwhelming at all, but changes the Maduro profile complely. Tastes like the CCB Double Cream Ale, really. Fairly watery too. Just okay.
BrewMoose (82) - Florida, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Vanilla oatmeal biscuity aromas. Tastes the same as regular maduro with nice vanilla flavor.
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Reynolds314 (2349) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Kind of an ugly muddy brown pour with minimal head. Watery vanilla with light malty notes. Had this after a HF Twilight so the use of vanilla did not seem right in this one. A bit too vanilly and the base beer was masked.
b3shine (5558) - Indiana, USA - NOV 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft to tulip. Looks good; a foggy brown with off-white lacing. Smells solid; vanilla and sweet malt. Tastes like it smells with a good mouthfeel. Good stuff.
Ernesto987 (3768) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler, heavy on the vanilla flavors, really kinda overwhelms the brown ale, oh well
tastybeer (1738) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Deep brown pour, tiny off-white head, no retention/lace. Aroma of chocolate, nuts, vanilla, light roast. Taste is lightly sweet, chocolate, vanilla extract, light brown sugar. Palate is soft, creamy, chocolate finish.
deyholla (6707) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - NOV 11, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sampled from the tap at the Cajun Cafe Fall Fest. Pours a hazy amber with a tan head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has an intense vanilla note with a bit of a cookie and dark grain backing. Flavor has some dark grain up front but has an overwhelming note of vanilla through out. Too sweet for me.