swoopjones (5987) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
can, its like Southern Tier Creme Brulee’s little sister. Chocolate, vanilla, milkiness. Pretty flavorful, vanilla shines here, possibly a tad too much. Flavorful dessert beer, but a little gimicky
TheBeerGod (5284) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Black pour with a short, dense mocha colored head. Aroma is big roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate and hints of chocolate milk. Taste is chocolate milk, dark chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, light vanilla and hints of chocolate fudge. Body is medium with a dense chewy carbonation. Ends with more chocolate, chocolate milk, brownies, vanilla, roasted malt, and lighter coffee notes.
artmcd8 (1653) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a deep black with a tan head. Aroma of vanilla. Smells like a typical milk stout. Sweet taste with a smooth feel. Tasty.
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dmac (4087) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAY 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bomber via trade. Poured a very good looking medium density pitch black with a strong looking deep beige body. Aroma of burnt pudding, vanilla, dark toast, pudding skins, old vanilla cake. Medium to lighter bodied with softer carbonation and a quick fading after taste. Flavor is the same as the aroma, chocolate and marshmellow vanilla, ligthly burnt toast, hint of burnt citrus. Solid solid beer especially for the lower ABV.
cbfobes (2305) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 8, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can shared at a local tasting, pours black with a thin brown head, the aroma has a good amount of chocolate on the nose with a little bit of coffee and vanilla, the flavor has a nice chocolate front end with a sweet finish, some coffee notes in the finish too, good mouthfeel, pretty impressed.
cheap (4111) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
From a can, fairly cool, smells like strong impy stout. Look is keen. Black and thick, viscous black used shovelhead oil. Thick and rich impact, deep while trying to be docile. Thick dark tasting mullion of dark burned bark flavor. Not sure if the vanilla adds to much to this brew. Stout fer sure. Dark malt impact on finish. Ends with shades of old burnt dampened wood from an overnight camp fire that was put out with a warm spring rain.
superspak (2693) - Michigan, USA - MAY 7, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16 ounce can into pint glass, no canning date. Pours dense pitch black color with a 2 finger fairly dense dark tan head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, light char, coffee, toast, vanilla, toffee, cream, light floral, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of roasted malt notes with moderate creamy vanilla; with good strength. Taste of huge dark chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, light char, toast, vanilla, toffee, cream, and roasted earthiness. Slight coffee bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, light char, toast, vanilla, cream, and toffee on the finish for a while. Really great balance and complexity of roasted malt flavors with moderate creamy vanilla; with huge robustness and no cloying flavors present after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very creamy and slick mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly excellent vanilla cream stout! Great flavor complexity and balance with big robustness; and very smooth to drink. A highly enjoyable offering.
obguthr (3919) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can: Medium roast coffee, moderate strength, lesser vanilla and raisin notes. Black, thin beige head. Vanilla is the dominant note with an earthier base instead of coffee. Subtle raisin hint throughout. Quite a bit of flavor packed in a low abv stout
dwm1034 (650) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
DRAFT at South Water Kitchen...in appropriate snifter....pours black with tan head. Lots of chocolate nose and initial taste with strong hints of coffee. Nice thick mouthfeel. Very tasty...a pleasant surprise.
Finhead (1194) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The color is nearly black with a small, off-white head. The aroma has a lot of vanilla along with milk chocolate. It has a medium, sticky body with average carbonation. The taste is mostly sweet with a slightly roasted, dry finish.