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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Ale aged in oak whiskey barrels with vanilla beans


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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Top notch. The nose is roast and chocolate with touches of smoky vanilla. Transparent black with a tight fine beige head. Balanced between sweet malt and vanilla flavors and roast and smoke bitterness. Full side of medium bodied with a smooth carbonation and mouth feel and a balanced finish.


2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Imaena (1799) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 15, 2013
Bottle. This is thin, sour, and bitter with a weird sweet and smokey finish. Way too much going on and too little attention to the fundamentals.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
bytemesis (3017) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Bottle. Pours opaque black, small brown head, dissipates quickly, done lacing. Aroma is light smoke, roasted malt. Flavor is very smoky, almost artificial smoke, medium sweet, kind of sickly. Astringent smoked teriyaki meat. Light bitter. Sour. Are we infected perhaps? Medium body. No.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Fratto (2590) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Bottle from drowland, cwsample, Cavie. Dark pour with a tan head. Aroma is meat, smoke, and vanilla. Taste is sour, very sour, prune juice, smoke, and spicy booze. Painful finish.

1.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
Cavie (3750) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Bottle. From who the hell knows where. Pours a dark brown color with a light tan head. Aroma is smoked, beefy, vanilla bean and some malts. Flavor is sour, tart, smoky and roasted malts. Very sour. Yuck. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
cwsample (162) - Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Bottle from Fratto. Pours very dark. Smells of malt and alcohol, slight sour. Tastes more sour than porter should be, very smoky. I donít get much vanilla from this bottle. Sour smoke?!

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
ads135 (2814) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Iím not a big fan of this beer. The smoke is a bit overwhelming and the vanilla accentuates an off sourness to it. Josh brought this back from his trip to Mississippi.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LiMuBai (165) - - APR 29, 2013
This beer has a little, to non- existent head, and a deep coffee like color. It is thick, with a smoky aroma. It has a lightly smokey taste, with subtle vanilla overtones. Excellent beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Creamy vanilla iced coffee nose with hints of wood and smoke. I think the smoke comes across as a chili pepper-like spiciness moreso than a salty or umami impression. Big, rich dark chocolate flavors with a boozey undertone that blends well with the hop bitterness. I think the strength of barrel and booziness in the mid through to the finish overpowers any of the smoked flavors, which isnít a bad thing for me.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
atlrizzob (152) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Very good brew. The colour is black with creme head. It smells like smoked roasts. Very smooth taste with a good combo of the vanilla bean with a hint of roast and light smokiness. Wonderful.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Barreras (942) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Pours a dark deep brown color with aroma of smoked malt. True roasted malt flavor with a mild burnt aftertaste that leaves a nice flavor on the palate. The oak barrels is recognizable but not overwhelming. A complex and flavorful beer that I recommend for the style.


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