madmitch76 (20830) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
13th March 2010
Cheers Dave! Hazy dark red-brown beer. Moderate caramel frothy head. Softish palate. Toffee - slightly burned. A little aniseed. Riding along in the background is sweet vanilla. Finishes with more aniseed and bitter toffee. Nice! Quite Creme Brulee like.
jcwattsrugger (11866) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vanilla Old Ale @Tampa Wkly Gathering @tpd975s Thanks retorp-1QT growler-pours a light brown head with dark brown color. Aroma is dark malt-molasses/caramel, dark fruit/fruitcake, earthy. Taste is vanilla, biscuity, dark malt-molasses/caramel, dark fruit/fruitcake, earthy. Smooth, nice.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Name: Warmer Winter, Vanilla
Date: March 13, 2010
Source: Tasting, RBWG 2010
Appearance: clear brown, scant head
Aroma: sweet caramel and vanilla aroma
Flavor: rich caramel and vanilla flavor, touch of alcohol, light earthyness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 14/20
Score: *** /4
daknole (10790) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 19, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brownish pour. Vanilla heaven!! Rich sweet vanilla and caramel with some alcohol and light citrus hops. Flavor is sweet vanilla and toffee. Light hop bite. Sweet and delicious.
hopscotch (10524) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 23, 2009
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler… This beer rocks!… Cloudy, deep mahogany ale with a small, quickly dissipating, beige head. The aroma is wonderful and strange. I’m not really picking up much vanilla bean… and I love the scent of vanilla bean. Instead, I’m picking up a malty, fruity concoction of toffee, maraschino cherry, fruit cake and cotton candy. Full-bodied with an oily mouthfeel and just a rumor of carbonation. The flavor offers sweet cinnamon, caramelized fruits and pineapple up front. Great bitterness carries up the rear. Lengthy, bittersweet (more bitter than sweet) finish. Thanks to Degarth for providing the growler of this world class brew!
Ibrew2or3 (7935) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JAN 3, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep copper to amber with thin off white head. The aroma is candied prunes, brown sugar, modest vanilla, dark fruitiness and a touch of citrus. The vanilla makes the aroma seem barrel aged on the occasional whiff. Interesting. The taste is oh so smooth and sweet with vanilla, sweet vanilla and rich vanilla. That robust note carries into some dark fruity notes and hints of citrus hop flavor. Each sip, kind of like the aroma, gives a brief sense this is barrel aged with the smooth rich vanilla running from beginning to end mixing with the rich sweet malt notes.
decaturstevo (5743) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 22, 2010
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Copper pour with tan head and lace. Light vanilla and caramel malt aroma. Very nice vanilla cream, sweet malt, with a light bitter. Medium/full bodied very nice.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
RBWG. Pours a mahogany body with an off white head. Sweet vanilla notes, light malty woody whiskey tones. A mild coffee and licorice notes with a a delicious vanilla and birch warming. Very nice.
mar (5137) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 29, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
growler thanks to ibrew2or3. deep amber with a cream head. vanilla, sherry and not much else on the nose. very nice on the palate with flavors of vanilla, sherry and a citrusy finish.
markwise (5082) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap @ CCB. Pours a winter warmer deep amber brown-yellow with a slight white head. Nose is vanilla like crazy, but fruit, candied fruit, spice, and sugar with light bits of winter warmer hops (very very slight). Flavor is a tantalizing dance between vanilla and WWWW. The hops are all but made obsolete in this ode to sweetness. FInishes with lingering Madagascar vanilla. LOVE IT if you like sweetness in your beer. I agree it is too sweet for most, but if you don’t want it, I will have it.