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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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Truly a one-of-a-kind. We balance coffee-like, dark roasted malts with the sweet, seductive flavor of vanilla beans. The result? A deliciously unique flavor.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boozedude (1910) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Aroma of coffee ..burnt nuts.. pours black..light head...taste is coffee and hints of prune..not bad..

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (6322) - lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2012
Pour on tap at HMLS, dark brownish pour with thin tan head, aroma brought notes of caramel, vanilla, sweet chocolate and biscuity malts, touch of roast, coffee as well. Taste is on the sweet side, some vanilla, coffee and a bit too much caramel, slight coffee and roast, finishing fairly sweet.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9416) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Clear dark brown pour. Fizzy tan head. Aroma is a mix of vanilla, roast and a hint of a raisiny note. Flavor is chocolate, vanilla, roasted nuts and a slight hint of a metallic finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - APR 24, 2012
On tap in Ames at Es Tas. Pitch black, thin off white head. Aroma is quite vanilla-y with a bit of chocolate. Flavor is a bit of a let down, however.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rhsiung (808) - USA - APR 15, 2012
the best vanilla beer i’ve had (that hasn’t been barrel-aged). smoother. i wonder what their secret is.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gregwilsonstl (1123) - Missouri, USA - APR 13, 2012
This is a good looking beer. Dark black. Smells of vanilla and chocolate. Very thin head. Tastes very vanilla’y, which is good because I like vanilla. Not bitter...very roasty. Thanks Ryan Arp!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
seymour (1465) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - APR 10, 2012
Thanks, Ryan, for my first Nebraska rating! Tasted from bottle into nucleated pint glass. Cool design: I like these short and stout pry-top bottles, mysterious naming and graphic design, cool box, too. The bottles are unfiltered and unpasteurized, making them as close to brew-pub "real ale" as possible. The little things do make a difference. Poured an opaque dark reddish-brown color with a small tan head, short-lived with lace. Aromas of bread, toast, caramel, roasted grains, faint chocolate, strong coffee, raisins, English-style flowery and earthy hops, some fruity ale yeast esters. Flavor was tart and toasty, malty-sweet but nicely balanced with tangy hops and grain bitterness. Fresh-baked brown bread with dark fruit spread. Subdued smokiness, sourness, very light vanilla and nutty hardwood tannins suggestive of bourbon barrel aging (though I don’t think it was.) Light-medium body with a slick, easy-drinking mouthfeel, lingering fruity and roasty mouthfeel. A very fine, true-to-style porter.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryanfolty (1890) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - APR 2, 2012
Date: April 2, 2012 Mode: Bottle Source: Dublin Bay Description: Dark brown pour with large amount of head and some lacing. Aroma and taste was roasted malt with some vanilla. Medium bodied, smooth, but had a funky bitter finish that took away from a rather average porter.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kjohns (131) - North Dakota, USA - FEB 9, 2012
Dark brown pour with moderate foamy tan head. Light roast malt aroma with some sweet caramel and vanilla notes. Taste is lightly roasted malt and caramel. Pretty light in both taste and mouthfeel, not much there. Meh...

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11173) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2012
12oz bottle-pours black with a light brown head. Aroma is dark malt-molasses/roasty. Taste is dark malt-molasses/roasty/ashy, vanilla, 2nd earthy hops. Not my taste but nicely done.


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