RABinCO (1399) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can into a goblet. Pours near black with a beautiful dark brown head. Loose lacing. Vanilla dominates the aroma with a slight bit of chocolate and coffee. Taste is creamy chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Very full, robust flavor. Easy drinking and would expect this to be a higher ABV beer for how much flavor is here.
radio_nowhere (913) - Maryland, USA - JUN 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at JoJo’s taphouse in Frederick, MD. Served in a pint glass, black body with no head when I got it. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate milk and some vanilla. Taste was the aroma, adding more sweetness and a slight coffee note. Medium body, low carbonation, silky, creamy with dry finish. Very impressed for the low ABV, great rich thick flavor. I’ll have to grab this in a can if I see it.
HighWine (954) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JUN 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can to snifter. Black pour with a short lived beige head that turns to a light film and ring. Aroma of cacao, charred wood, and licorice. Taste is sweet cream and dark chocolate. Very creamy in the mouth. This drinks much bigger than the ABV would suggest. Pretty nice.
swoopjones (6211) - 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 (5337) - 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 (1786) - 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 (4208) - 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 (2344) - 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 (4205) - 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 (2836) - 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.