BrewMoose (73) - 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 (1879) - 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 (3506) - Cincinnati, Ohio, 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 (3010) - 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 (1486) - 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 (5384) - 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.
mikem409 (1445) - 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 (1690) - Tallahassee, Florida, 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 (470) - 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.