Edgekrusher (84) - , Alabama, USA - DEC 6, 2008
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz Bottle. Southwestern grill twang leaps off the glass, followed by a strong waft of my grandfather’s leather recliner and a billow of his pipe tobacco, era 1970. That vanilla works in a real musky, earthen tobacco manner.
scodafi (1) - Saco, Maine, USA - OCT 17, 2008 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I really enjoyed this beer. Perhaps a bit heavy on the Vanilla but still fantastic.
kseecs16 (1213) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Opaque super dark brown. Aroma hasroast character and some sweet vanilla and chocolate notes. The vanilla seems out of place and lends a not totally aggreable sweet note that clashes with the basic roast malt body. A bit fizzy and light. Okay.
FatPhil (11497) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 12, 2008
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
355ml bottle (Beertopia, NE) - thanks Anna’s parents!
Jet black, small tight head which settles to a mouldy appearance. Sweet roasty aroma, despite starting slightly stale. Pleasant carbonation, and full-bodied. Sweet coffee and vanilla accompany a simple roasty malty body. Zingy hops hang around for a finish, as does a delicious roastiness. No real weaknesses more than just being a tad sweet. A very easy beer to drink, despite being quite characterful. Didn’t really get a ’wow’ from drinking it, but the numbers don’t lie.
pet3rman (366) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Decent beer.. Dark appearance.. Moderately sweet flavor with medium finish.
awaisanen (1304) - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA - APR 10, 2008
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a 12oz Bottle. Obtained in a trade with valpoaj. Minimal pop upon opening; low fill, but no leakage. Dark brown, somewhat transparent color with a thin layer of wispy off white head. Notes of coffee and cocoa malts, along with a hint of vanilla. Pleasant, but simple. Medium bodied, lightly carbonated mouthfeel. Flavors of cocoa and nutty malt up front on the palate - clean, but lacking much malt depth or complexity. The malt profile actually reminds me more of a brown ale than a porter, but with slightly more cocoa. The vanilla flavors come through mid-palate. I like how they aren’t overpowering or artificial tasting, but I’d like even more. Vanilla wafer and husky coconut milk. Finishes moderately dry, with a slightly husky maltiness.
vulcanmeister (222) - La Grande, Oregon, USA - APR 7, 2008
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown, almost with the look of a coke, very faint tan head that quickly dissipates. Aroma is pleasant with vanilla,coffee, and chocolate notes with the coffee predominating. A light bitterness and sweetness is the first impression on tasting. Not particularly impressive.Body is light to medium, fizzy, with the vanilla faintly coming through, but then comes the follow up. A warm alcohol laden deep coffee begins to build, with a burnt toast finish. An enjoyable brew from Nebraska!
dm9831 (1512) - Monee, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2008
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
pours dark brown (almost purplish when held to light), tan quickly dissappating head. sweet aroma with a touch of alcohol. flavor is mostly chocolate, with very little vanilla and a chocolaty finish. medium-bodied. my last comment in my notes seems to be ’doesn’t taste like beer, more like a layer cake’. if that was what the brewer was going for then he hit the bullseye.
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 4, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Valpoaj. Dark brown with no head and minimal carbonation. Aroma was nice with vanilla and lighty roasted coffee. The flavor was light coffee and artifical vanilla, which was no too bad. Light to medium body. Pretty good.
Goodgrief (1895) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - FEB 19, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mar. 2007 - Pours deep dark brown color, nice fluffy head and decent lacing. Strong coffee aroma. Deep coffee flavor with chocolate undertones and prominent vanilla presence. Good beer.