CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16oz can: pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a clingy-lacing beige head. Has a sweet vanilla and milk chocolate nose. Starts with pretty good fullness and sweet milk chocolate and vanilla with some caramel malts and light roast before a drier smooth finish. A nice dessert beer.
Chuckaduck (674) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - JUL 9, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. 7/9/13. Pours black as motor oil with a thin grey-brown head. Aroma is great; chocolate, vanilla, creamy, some light fruit notes, molasses, coffee. Taste is bigger than expected, flavor explosion; creamy, lots of chocolate, vanilla, molasses, some peat, coffee, touch of fruit; finish is long on the malt and vanilla. Medium carbonation. Rich, sticky mouth feel. Some light lacing. No detectable alcohol flavor. At 5.3% ABV, this is practically sessionable. This is a win.
fluffy (1894) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
good lord, this a good stout. seems more like a sweet stout, and i like that its a pint with a low alcohol content. rich with vanilla, cocoa, brownies, marshmallows, a little smoky, dark roasted grains like pumpernickel. amazingly good.
DiarmaidBHK (3675) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from riverside Liquors. Pours black with a minuscule brown head. Definite roasted notes on the nose that were closer to coffee than chocolate. Lacoste is faint but the vanilla is their especially on the finish. Yet the vanilla feels artificial. Solid beer but Iím not seeing the high score.
ThisWangsChung (826) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
16 oz can into a pint glass.
A: Pours a nearly pitch black color. Not much head is on this one, which is disappointing - it isnít even a fingers high, but it has a nice khaki shade. The only thing noteworthy about it is the slight lacing it leaves on the glass.
S: Thereís plenty of roasted malt, which I always love in a stout. Beyond that lies notes of cream, chocolate, and vanilla. The advertised vanilla is evident...but not quite as much as I want it to be. Oh well.
T: However, it does make a decent showing on the palate. Vanilla notes blend fairly well with the cream flavors, before finishing with touches of roasted malt. Decently enjoyable if simplistic and sweet.
M: It doesnít have the finishing dryness I like out of my favorite stouts, nor the body. What it does do well, though, is showcase the vanilla flavors decently through a soft, creamy finish. Carbonation is good, but could aid drinkability a little more.
O: Not bad. Itís a bit too sweet for me, though, so I doubt Iíll buy this again. Well worth a try if you like vanilla or cream soda.
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 30, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black, thin tan head. Nose is caramel, cocoa, vanilla, nice dusty roast. Flavor is sweet caramel & vanilla, honey, great roost. A bit sweet in the finish but really nice.
Block (1650) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUN 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice dark stout. Medium-heavy body. Black pour with a brown head. The beer definitely could have supported more alcohol. Dark chocolate, caramel, roasted malts in the flavor. A dry finish with a touch of coffee. A very well done beer that took me by surprise when I saw it.
jrodooo5 (1153) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A nice solid drinkable stout. The pour is a little uninteresting but w/ an enticing aroma & smooth mouthfeel, this is a very good beer! The vanilla adds a little extra twist! Try it!
unclemattie (4336) - Georgia, USA - JUN 23, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz can. Kinda weird seeing something so dark come from a can. Pours black. Aroma of burnt grain, licorice, vanilla oak, alcoholic esters. Mmm tastes like a stout. Thereís nice char character, very burnt flavors, sweet burnt grains, wooded earthy hops. Very bold flavors. Itís quite a delicious stout. (3740)
drfabulous (4543) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
16 ounce can from Whole Foods. Black pour with thin, tan head. Taste is upfront vanilla. But lactose as well. Not a big body since itís low ABV. Pretty decent and maybe their best beer Iíve had to date.