toncatcher (228) - Santee - SAN DIEGO, California, USA - AUG 26, 2009
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in a trade with Dany, thanks. Pours a dark impy stout color with a tan rim and head. Aroma of cocoa, smoke, and some chocolate. Flavors were best at a temp. a few degrees warmed than cellar. Chocolate, dry/bakers cocoa, and vanilla. Pretty nice.
bastarda (441) - Freiburg, GERMANY - OCT 27, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Packed with taste and aroma of roasted cocoa beans and vanilla beans, also roasted malts, hints of coffee and loads of bitter chocolate. So good they used natural ingredients resulting in the total absence of vanilla-custard/cheap chocolate sauce and went for the lovely earthy complexity of the real ingredients!
Ulysse (444) - Brussels, BELGIUM - OCT 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
First impression of milk chocolate. Aftertaste of vanilla. Roasting is not over the top. Well balanced stout.
florent.janssens (281) - - OCT 13, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Odeur de stout. Pas de mousse. On goute bien le cacao et un petit peu la vanille par la suite. Elle passe très bien.
HKdIPA (690) - HONG KONG - OCT 6, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Broue Ha Ha at the farm. Dark cola black pour with minimal head. Aroma is chocolatey vanilla even dark cherry. Taste follows. A bit of chocolate. Vanilla again. Not bad but a bit treacly.
Beerhammaren (1692) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - OCT 5, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
.341l bottle @Vihreä Haltiatar. Pours black with low tan head. Aroma is vanilla, cocoa, coffee, leather notes, chocolate, raisin, dried fruits. Flavor is mostly same. Great!
thediceman666 (19) - - SEP 29, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Beautiful beer packed full of vanilla flavor kinda stout I can drink everyday and all day.
Johnstledger8 (791) - Dublin, IRELAND - SEP 29, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pitch black with a fading brown bubbly head. Aroma is of treacle, vanilla, dark chocolate, dark fruits, hint of sherry. Taste is of dark fruits, dried fruits, treacle, dark chocolate, vanilla, caramel. Sticky, oily, light syrupy mouthfeel, medium carbonation.
mrol (253) - - SEP 27, 2016
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours black with brown head. Aroma of vanilla and coffee. Vanilla lead to a bitter coffee finish. The aroma and taste are awesome. Superb!!!
libertine (418) - rochester hills, Michigan, USA - SEP 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
pours balck with a moderate brown head that quickly dissipates. Spotty lacing. Aroma is vanilla and cocoa. Flavor is the same. Medium body. Light carbonation. Oily texture. Light bitter finish. Really tasty.
sulawang (1054) - British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Visual: (6-pack). Pours pitch black/brown without any real head, thin ringed retention with a medium island, barley visible steady nano-clusters along the inside perimeter.
Nose: vanilla’d molasses, caramel sweet rich barley malts. Slight nutty edge. (lvl-5)-pungency
Attack: light crisp, partially flat CO2
Mid-palate: molasses, (lvl-5)-sweetness, cola & root beer notes, sweet caramel barley malt
Finish: caramel’d toasted brown sugar, cocoa bean nutty, long vanilla charred malt hopped bittersweet hopped finish.
Summary: Fabulous. I probably sipped this one in record time. Delicious and engaging full flavours, rich complexity, clean finish. It could have used a bit more creaminess in the mouthfeel but a must try for stout lovers.