osu97gp (678) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a brown head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, and some roasted malts. Flavor is sweet with chocolate, coffee, and toffee. A fairly bitter finish. A nice complex beer.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of tampabrew. Pours a dark cola brown to black with tan head. Aroma is sweet and chocolaty with notes of coconut, vanilla, brown sugar, coffee, and hints of toffee. Flavor is sweet and malty with similar notes of coffee, chocolate, brown sugar, coconut, vanilla, oak, toffee. Medium body with a pleasing malty finish. Really nice beer.
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - NOV 13, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle, thanks to xmarcnolanx. Pours black with a foamy brown head, this beer is dry and roasty on the palate.The body is light & a bit boozy in the finish.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 13, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, thanks to Zath! Pours black with a nice frothy tan head. Aroma is sweet chocolate and vanilla with some earthy oak notes. Wonderful roated malt and bourbon character with a sweet cream and vanilla finish that lingers. Highly drinkable.....this would be amazing on nitro!
Embrouille (2835) - SWITZERLAND - NOV 13, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Banana split, vanilla, mocha and a huge amount of cocoa powder in both nose and taste. Great balance. Plenty of character. Dark chocolate in the finish. Impressive but far from being amazing.
Hopper (827) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - NOV 13, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dark brown beer with a small dissipating tan head. The aroma was a nice cocoa aroma. The taste had more noticeable cocoa than vanilla but you could tell some of the bitterness came from the cocoa. I thought the mouthfeel was a little thin with a slight grittiness(the cocoa maybe?) to it but an enjoyable stout.
chawkfan (27) - USA - NOV 13, 2009
3.5 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not much in the aroma department. Nice dark color. Very nice taste. The chocolate and vanilla flavors are distinct and wonderful.
Bov (11965) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - NOV 13, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
courtesy of Pascal Sauser - dark black colour with an elusive beige foam; fairly roasted nose with solid notes of vanilla, banana and black chocolate; medium-bodied, some sweet malt backbone soon overwhelmed by a pronounced bitterness; dry and bitter chocolatey and vanilla finish - subtle and complex, aboslutely superb
3fourths (9137) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2009
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. rich dark brown body, small tan head. nose is heavy vanilla flavoring, sweetened (almost minty) chocolate syrup and some sort of chalk or aspirin which shows up on the tongue. chalky, harsh, abrasive texture with the flavor of vanilla flavoring and chewed aspirin. medium to full body, harsh and annoyingly chalky texture. extremely rough and careless flavored stout.
HonkeyBra (4036) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 12, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a small head that goes down to a rim around the glass. Big chocolatey and vanilla aroma, light bitter roast. The chocolate flavor is huge. Nice vanilla chocolate swirl with a slight bitter finish. SImple, delicious. Well balanced. But, mostly, it tastes great.