cvillebeer (134) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
On draft. Well, my wife liked this, and I did not. I found it much too sweet and strongly vanilla flavored. I love stout and in general repect Dominion beers... htis is niot flawed, but not to my taste. Too much oak and vanilla, too little stout. But obviously this is a well liked beer, so try it and see.
dnstone (2094) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 15, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with a solid tan head. Roasty aroma with some vanilla bean character. Definitive roasty-vanilla flavor; chocoltey with some wood character as well. Quite smooth.
woodychevy (220) - - MAR 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a stand out in the stout category but pretty drinkable. Right balance of sweet and bitter and enough weight to feel like you are drinking a real stout. Just a hint of the vanilla to me and the oak chips don’t do much for me. Think I, personally, would stick to oak barrel or nothing. Pretty decent- would order a pint.
devman171 (685) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAR 5, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Annapolis tavern. Pours black with light tan head, might be nitro. Aroma is big vanilla and roast. Taste is mostly vanilla with a soft roast finish.
alliance100 (328) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Logan's Alley - pours a dark murky brown no head . Mild oak and cocoa aromas . Flavors include milk chocolate , vanilla , light oak . Medium body . Not bad .
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Valgreen (415) - DENMARK - MAR 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ unibaren. Almost pitch black, big tan head that last, good lacing. Aroma, chocolate, malty, roasted notes, very little alcohol. Taste, malty, roasted notes, milk chocolate, brown sugar.
DroolYeast (62) - Odder, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2014
2.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of very little chocolate. Not much.
Pours black with small light brown head.
Taste of chocolate, coffee, sweetness.
mike5326 (616) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, with no real head. Light sour roasted malt smell. Sweet roasted malt flavor with a light finish.
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ads135 (2539) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - FEB 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very bourbony, very chocolatey stout. Lots of vanilla and coffee. Tried at the Drink the District President’s Day event in DC in 2014.
Ed5388 (1619) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at Big Brew Beer Festival (Morristown). Poured a dark brown/almost black color with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and hints of oak and vanilla. Taste was identical to the aroma.
Habanero (2008) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - FEB 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. Pours deep, dark bbrown with a small tan head. Aroma of slightly roasted malt, wood amoung with notes of chocolate and vanilla. Sweet flavor that ends up dry. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carb. A nice, smooth stout.