gorditoabd (635) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 9, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle thanks to MrBunn! Pours a deep, rich black with minimal tan head. Aroma is coffee, toffee, and chocolate love with a touch of vanilla bean. Taste is strongly of chocolate, with a fading touch of oiled leather, bitter coffee and just lovely malt. Truly a joyous brew, worthy of the name
thirdeye11 (6071) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2010 ( 341ml bottle thanks to blutt59) Pours black with good lacing and head. Nose is vanilla, Earthy, semi-sweet chocolate, brown sugar. Taste is creme soda, vanilla, fudge, and cola root. Thick creamy mouthfeel, awesome linger. As you continue drinking a bit of acidic/bitter espresso lingers.
LinusStick (3252) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 7, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Mmmmm...delicious stout! I’ve wanted to try this for quite some time. Aroma was nice. A strong dark chocolate aroma with a hint of roasted malt and sugar. Pour was a stunning deep black with a bubbly 2 finger tan head. Taste was both subtle and tasty. Not overpowering like an impy, but great and full. Dark chocolate and vanilla with a roasted bitter malt after taste with some cream. Strong and biting carbonation. Great beer!
alexsdad06 (9110) - Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2010
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle from maltomeal. Pours an inky black color with a small tan head that quickly becomes a ring. The aroma is a wonderful blend of sweet milk chocolate, vanilla beans, roasted malts with the slightest hint of caramel dipped sugary coffee. The flavor is nicely roasted malt, coffee with vanilla cream, chocolate, with some bitterness in the finish. This turned out to be drier and not as sweet as the nose indicated. I love the use of cocoa and vanilla bean with this beer; nothing too over the top. Medium bodied and very smooth drinking. This is the more refined Felix to the bolder Oscar that is Southern Tier Choklat. Forget just desserts, I could drink this almost anytime.
Rating #372 for this beer.
cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 7, 2010
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
341 ml bottle
I tried this beer on December 18, 2009 at "Smokeless Joe’s" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer poured a blackics colour with a thin tan head. The aroma was roasted malt, vanilla, molasses, and chocolate. The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium carbonation, yet slightly creamy. The flavour was sweet roasted malt, coffee, some vailla, and a bitter finish.
Dogbrick (11607) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at the "From Russia With Suds" tasting on 01/02/10: This brew pours black with a light brown head that diminishes slowly. Large patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla beans and coffee. Rich body with a strong roasted malt and chocolate profile. Flavors of mocha, black cherry and vanilla as well. The finish is dry and roasty with a lingering coffee aftertaste. Hard to find much wrong with this Stout overall.
bb (8557) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 5, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Blackish beer with a tan head. Chocolate and vanilla aroma with sweet malt. Milk chocolate flavor with light roast, vanilla, and sweet malt. Medium-plus bodied. Milk chocolate lingers with sweet malt and vanilla.
godofsky (274) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 5, 2010
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
drank out of pint glass. pitch black with a thick moka head that creates a heavy lacing throughout the beer. aroma is chocolate, vanilla, and roasted malts. a milkshake at 6.5% abv! like the label says, this beer is a beautiful marriage between chocolate and vanilla, though i do think the chocolate is a bit more apparent. thick on the palate, medium carbonation, an almost silky mouthfeel. this is my favorite "everyday" beer, the kind of beer i have in my refrigerator at all times. the only stout better than this one, is aphrodisiaque fresh from the tap at Dieu du Ciel!
smith4498 (3557) - Miami, Florida, USA - JAN 4, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from a trade with Boutip. Viscous black pour with light brown head. Lots of chocolate and vanilla in the aroma. Flavors of roasted malts, bittersweet chocolate and vanilla. Medium to full body with soft carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel. Excellent. Thanks Phil.
blipp (8260) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 30, 2009
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2010 Bottle. Pours near black with a thin tan head. Sweet and roasty aroma with notes of milk chocolate and vanilla. The flavor has roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, and caramel. Delightful.