deyholla (8904) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.
mikem409 (1914) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
growler. thanks matt! pours brown with full khaki head. nose is brown nuts and faint vanilla. medium body and sweetnes more vanilla on the finish
misrahi (31) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ProofBrewing. Aroma is remarkably similar to the original maduro, very little vanilla present. Taste is light mix of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, with a roasted taste present as well. Still a remarkably light beer given the dark aray of flavors, and overall very pleasant. Not typically a fan of brown ales but this one was quite nice.
jbruner (3204) - Athens, Georgia, USA - NOV 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear, light brown on tap with minimal tan head and light lacing. Aroma of vanilla and coffee, not a while lot else. Taste is the roasted oats, slight coffee, but mostly the synthetic vanilla. Meh.
tricyclist (1118) - Florida, USA - OCT 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
From notes - Snifter pour deep brown/dark coffee with an off white head. Aroma is roasted malts, sharp and crisp, notes of vanilla and coffee. Flavor was roasted espresso, sharp malt, lingering vanilla and more coffee. Light/Medium body - definitely good.
I had this at the brewery previously and it was very mild in the vanilla; however, these notes are from the second time I had it, which was much more enjoyable.
UncleKorm (1142) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 11, 2012
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap poured dark brown, minimal head, virtually no lacing. Faint aroma of malt and vanilla. Flavor is bold vanilla with a bit of the nutty malt flavors from the original maduro. Finish is chalky, carbonation is flat. After all the hype, I was disappointed with this one.
rlgk (15335) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 11, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Pony Bar, NYC. Amber/brown beer with a nice beige head. Vanilla flavor, chocolate, cocoa, fruity, grapes, hay, roasted, milk chocolate, figs, dades. Vanilla flavor, dades, cream, woody notes, banana, pine apple, bready. Sweet but still very nice.
HighWine (955) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap flight at the brewery. Light brown pour with minimal head. Heavy vanilla aroma. Taste is vanilla extract with softly roasted malts and enough bittering hops to balance it a bit. Still fairly sweet from the vanilla. More mouthfeel would make this a real winner.
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Travlr (17715) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft at the source. Murky brown color, small tan head. Aroma of - you guessed it. Taste is - you guessed it again.
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - MAY 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at CCB. Complete sheets of off white lacing atop hazy ruby. Nose is sticky vanilla cookie. Taste is super slick and oily with a thinner finish. A bit like diet cola. Soapy end. Odd.
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