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.
basaywhat (155) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 1, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz can. Pours opaque black with creamy tan head. Aroma is roasted malts, earthy notes, chocolate, vanilla, and and faint spice. Flavor is dry roast malts forward with vanilla, chocolate, light hop bitterness.
Bulk_Carrier (3423) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - APR 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was poured into an English pub glass.
The appearance was a black color with a small white head. Quick light dissipation. Remnants of stringy sliding lacing.
The smell had a large portion of roasted coffee beans, subtle black licorice, the obvious vanilla bean sweetness.
The taste was basically the same. Subtle sweet to roasted edge of a coffee aftertaste. Dry semi-roasty finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body. Decent sessionability. Carbonation feels good as a milk/sweet stout.
Overall, it works for me and the style, though I donít see it as one thatís over the top.
kathouse (1508) - Nevada, USA - APR 26, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours like a Guinness with a dark opaque body and thick, creamy foam. Roast and toffee flavors. Medium bodied. A little dryness in the finish.
tiong (6086) - Espoo, FINLAND - APR 22, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
473ml can from Alko. Pours pitch black with a small white head. Aroma of roasty malts, vanilla, chocolate, milky coffee and lactic notes. Taste is smooth, sweetish and roasty with some milky coffee, latte, espresso, vanilla and chocolate. Finish is smooth, sweetish and milky with some coffee and chocolate. Pretty good.
DuffMan (8940) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap @ Black Finn. Near black, low tan head. Roasty aroma and flAvour, some dark fruits and light sweetness, some nice acidity that compliments the roasty bitterness. Hearty and full bodied. Good.
HourGlass13 (517) - North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours up pitch black with a moderate tan head. The aroma is robust roasted malts, chocolate, and a slight hint of vanilla. The flavor is thick and rich, with chocolate, roast, and a organic leathery component. The flavors are big, bold and linger on. Definitely not everybodyís stout, but very good.
RexTalionis (3431) - FINLAND - MAR 19, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Black in color with a tan head. Roasted malts, light sweetness, milk chocolate and coffee in aroma. Coffee and cocoa bitterness in taste. Good drinkability. Longlasting roasted finish. Quite smooth too.
FatPhil (12782) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 19, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
500ml can (Tommyknockers, Helsinki)
Pleasant roasty aroma, a bit sticky, maybe scalded milk too. Taste even better, super rich, but mellow too, nice coffee cake creaminess. Full palate, roast sticks to the tongue. Finish is milky coffee. That might be because they added lactose and coffee? So, yes, this tastes of beer with stuff added. However, itís very drinkable.
VastActiv (5325) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can at One Pint Pub, Helsinki. Colour is dark brown with small slightly brownish white head. Aromas and hops: Dark chocolate, chocolate, some vanilla and roasted malts. Very strong flavours for this abv.
weitz15 (529) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAR 7, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Some vanilla in the aroma. Crisp, carbonated body with only mild vanilla in the flavor. Really dry finish. There is something missing from the overall brew.