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.
jtclockwork (9623) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of vanilla, toasty nuts, coffee and nutty malt. medium body.
NikkTwist (1808) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 26, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nitro draft at Khyber Pass. Dark brown pour with lots of soft tan foam. Chocolate. Vanilla. Pecans. Maple syrup. Leather. Cigars. Very smooth.
Sledutah (5480) - Utah, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Six Ten Brewing
Dark brown with a medium sized beige head, good lacing. Aroma of dark malts and vanilla. Flavors of vanilla, dark malts and caramel
kraddel (4166) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 20, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours nearly black. Small white ywt stable hwad. Smell is vanilla, sweet, clear but no overkill. Taste is thin. Vanilla, but again clear yet no overkill, slight coffee / roasty undertone with hints of chocolate. Really low carbo, i’d even say this is borderline cask. Together with the thin mouthfeel, it is like flavored water... Ok I guess, but not what i prefer.
VastActiv (3312) - Oulu, 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 (2814) - 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 (4517) - 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 (7653) - 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 (12589) - 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 (5200) - Charlottesville, Virginia, 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.