reggiedunlop (3657) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours pitch black with a thick mocha head...amazing lacing and retention! Aroma has roasty vanilla...doughy...a bit like an oatmeal cookie without cinnamon. Flavor has vanilla beneath a very roasty impy...burnt notes and dark espresso...bitter dark chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium and silky/creamy with a very roasty/burnt dry finish.
Barrelbelly (748) - BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Strong vanilla and chocolate aroma. Taste first full of vanilla, then dark chocolate, roasted malts and coffee beans and a vanilla aftertaste. Great beer.
Abio (1859) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JUN 30, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black beer with a good head. Nice roasted malts, coffee and vanilla. Vanilla is there for sure. Decent brew, lots going on in this one.
thepeter (326) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Got this at Brew Dog Camden a little while ago. Poured a deep black with a small head that remained there and left a decent bit of lacing. Aromas of chocolate molasses and LOT’S of Vanilla. Falvours are quite similar with again tons of vanilla, caramel, molasses, and some bitter cocoa in the finish. Full bodied and very soft cabonation made this a really nice sipper. Overall a very nice sweet stout as long as you like vanilla. . .Which I do.
nuplastikk (5785) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at Brasserie V. Opaque black body with a respectable beige head. Doesn’t come off as big as the ABV would suggest, the vanilla mellows and balances it out well. Outstanding Vanilla Imperial Stout, lots of depth. Smooth milk chocolate, vanilla, a touch of roast coffee. Big Cream Stout, wouldn’t bat an eye if you told me 7.5%. Sugary, not much hop action other than some delicate balancing. Quite an enjoyable beer, mellow on the palate, but huge chocolate tones.
Arve_Christian (4798) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
BAcklog last year.
On bottle, thanks to Visionthing.
Black color, some foam.
Full bodied & high complexity.
Well balanced and very enjoyable
amarillo (10) - ITALY - JUN 7, 2012
4.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Spina al Ma Che Ce Siete Venuti A Fa di Roma.
Scura, opaca, schiuma beige cremosa. Al naso vaniglia, caffè, cacao. Al palato tostato, vaniglia e cacao intensi, generosa. Finale lungo, vaniglia dominante. Ottima.
tderoeck (8127) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUN 6, 2012
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
31/V/2012 -50cl bottle from Domus Birrae (Rome) @ Klaas’ place - BB: 2015 (2012-563)
Little cloudy dark brown beer, small beige head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: lots of vanilla, caramel, chocolate, very sweet. MF: soft carbon, full body. Taste: lots of sweet caramel, vanilla, touch of bourbon, sweet but not cloying, mocha, milk chocolate. Aftertaste: lots of chocolate, sweet caramel, vanilla, touch of bourbon, sweet but nice, not cloying, some mocha in the end. Really nice and smooth stuff.
Rune (11120) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
500ml bottle as Soft DK bought at Ølbutikken and shared at the Absalon tasting session ’12. Frothy tan-coloured, lacing-head. Jet black body. Choc-coffee aroma with mild roastiness. Similar taste profile supported by vanilla pods and a welcome malt-bitter tail. A powerful, grown-up brew (Copenhagen, hotel room, 12.05.2012).
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pour is black with a tan head, little retention/some lace. Aroma of coffee, vanilla, cream, roast, baker’s chocolate. Taste is vanilla bean, cocoa, espresso, light roast. Palate is soft, creamy, big vanilla finish. Good.