jredmond (6517) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 30, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at rattle n hum for cigar city event. Poured a dark brown body with minor lacing. Aroma is strong vanilla, cinnamon, some other spices. Mouthfeel is a bit thinner than preferred but with great flavors of vanilla, oatmeal raisin cookies, cinnamon.
Beerapprentice (207) - Hopatcong, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at Rattle n Hum. Pours a dark mahogany colour with no head. Aroma of malt. Flavour of vanilla, chocolate, nuts, and coffee.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
32 oz. growler via trade with smith4498 - Pours a clear brown color with a good size light tan head that lasts awhile. Aroma is toasted caramel malt and faint chocolate. Flavor is caramel malt, chocolate, and vanilla. All flavors linger in the finish. Medium body. A good beer. Thanks Jason.
phaleslu (7825) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2010
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
32 oz. growler poured at CCB via trade with smith4498- thanks, Jason! Pours a cloudy dark brown color with a finger-thick tan head that dissipates and leaves almost nothing. Aroma starts with a big hit of vanilla, a whole lot of it, with notes of roasted malts, brown sugar, and caramel. Very sweet smell that mellows as the glass goes down. I loved it. The flavor is no surprise after the aroma, plenty of vanilla, with roasted malts, brown sugar, and caramel, as well as some of the tobacco, nutty, and earthy notes that are much more noticeable in the regular Maduro. The body on this is way too thin and watery, though; with some carbonation and a thicker body, this could have been awesome. As it stands, the flavor starts with a punch of vanilla, gets progressively roastier, and then dies quickly and weakly because of the thin body. This could be because I had a growler shipped to me and it lost a little, but I drank it as quickly as I could after receiving it. Still a pretty cool beer, and I love vanilla and barrel-aged beers, so it’s right up my alley.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 18, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
from a 32 oz growler.....pours dark brown some red specks and a medium frothy beige head. Aroma is full of oats and chocolate malt with a nice backbone of vanilla. Rich roasty coffee and chocolate, thin vanilla, and a burnt sugar finish. I enjoy the vanilla being more refined and not overpowering. Lots of creamyness and medium to thick mouthfeel.
Tsotsi (178) - Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From 32oz Growler. Pours a dark brown with a beige head. Nose is full of vanilla, roasted malts and slight sweetness. Flavors are the same as the nose with vanilla up front then the dark roast and coffee flavors in the finish. Light/Medium body and easy drinking. Yummy stuff.
argo0 (12440) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 15, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Medium tan head atop dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some raisin, light vanilla. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some vanilla, raisin, light cola. Medium body, rather drinkable.
satan165 (1020) - River Grove, Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
growler. aroma is soft vanilla that immediately refers to a bowl of melted ice cream. appearance is ruby/brown with fine head and big legs. flavor is huge, soft, coating vanilla. at times as much hershey syrup as it is vanilla. brown ale roast improves in contrast to the candy sweetness. cushion, pillow soft mouthfeel. absolutely addictive. might be to sweet for some, is suprisingly not cloying for me whatsoever, i could probably slam the whole 32 oz growler of this stuff.
yobdoog (1888) - Kingston, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Semi thin body but nice enough to stand the big flavors. Aroma and flavor on this one are great. Smooth, creamy, faint oats and sugar and loads of vanilla. Light toast ans raosted malts, delicious.
jjuf1853 (1287) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at IBG (Lutz, FL). Served in a wooden keg. Slightly sweet aroma of vanilla and bourbon. The flavor was also quite sweet with lots of vanilla along with considerable amount of cherry and a slight oakiness. Very tasty but a little too sweet for my taste to have more than one in a sitting.