VastActiv (4250) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - FEB 20, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Beer Authority, New York. Colour is dark brown with small slightly brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Vanilla, chocolate and malts. Pretty interesting. Could have more body.
keepersj12 (2985) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Lots of vanilla in this one. The aroma is all vanilla with just a hint of roast malt. The flavor is similar with the vanilla taking over. Pours dark dark brown with a tan head.
djd07 (6619) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Six Ten. Pours a dark brown with medium beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong vanilla and toasted malts. Thin mouth with nice roasted malt, light vanilla bean with sweet finish, very nice.
DrSilverworm (9107) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
4oz on tap. Clear dark brown red color. Bigger tan head. Leaves good thicker lace. Creamy texture. Lighter body. Moderate sweet taste, lighter bitter. Smooth, kind of soft light carbonation. Awesome vanilla, nutty, chocolate. Light earthiness. Mild dark fruit. Fantastic vanilla brown ale.
Leighton (15381) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg at the CCB tasting room. Pours clear brown with a tight, creamy beige head. Some vanilla beans in the nose, well toasted bread. Medium sweet flavor with mellow cocoa, vanilla pods, slight leafy bitterness, grainy bread. Medium bodied with fine carbonation. Sweet finish, some vanilla syrup, toasted bread, light toffee. Nice stuff.
jackl (6112) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Keg @ CCB. Deep brown with a fat, creamy head. Nose is of vanilla fudge, rocky road ice cream. Super sweet. Similar taste. Coffee and ashy roast malt supports a Hershey-bomb of chocolate and vanilla. Soft and smooth. Creamy. Excellent stuff in the vein of Southern Tier.
Macegan75 (766) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nitro Tap at RR. Pours dark brown with slight red hew. Aroma is brown malt, vanilla beans and toasted notes. First sip is similar with some fruity aldehydes. Finish is nice a balanced with mild lingering vanilla notes. Very nice.
Berard (501) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 5, 2015
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours burgundy brown with a thick white head that lingers. Mild aroma but rich vanilla flavor over this tasty brown.
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PhillyCraft (4534) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft, pours brown with small to medium coffee head. Aromas and flavor of nuts, vanilla bean, wood, and cocoa powder. Body is medium to thick with a lasting finish.
LuckyDog (614) - - DEC 27, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost nothing not to like about this. Great base beer. Strong, but not overpowering vanilla. A little sweet.