ThisWangsChung (836) - 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 isn’t 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: There’s 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 doesn’t 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. It’s a bit too sweet for me, though, so I doubt I’ll buy this again. Well worth a try if you like vanilla or cream soda.
Punkero (302) - FINLAND - SEP 23, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sweet. Stachy. Espresso. Caramel. Roasted well. Caramel. Basement. Lovely alright.
kraddel (6362) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - SEP 21, 2016
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thnx to Trevor ! Pours black , good grey head. Smell is roasty. Taste is very roasty, bit bitter, sweet aspects, but not inbalanced. Some coffee notes. Mild lactic . Don’t really get vanilla. Nice enough
tmoreau (3747) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Shared 16 oz. can poured to snifters at Lunar Brewing Co., showing a black/brown hue, with a respectable layer of brownish tan head foam, and spots & strands of lacing. The aroma presented hints of freezer burn & woodiness, roastiness, cocoa, vanilla bean including the skin, and a bit of caramel sweetness. A little less than medium bodied, with fair carbonation, and a touch of creaminess to the mouthfeel, the taste was somewhat similar to the nose, with a distinct dose of tobacco that partnered with dryness, and a roasted & earthy bitterness. The texture was also milder than medium, and although not all that sweet & robust, this Stout offered a fairly decent smoothness & tastiness.
humpah (141) - Jyväskylä, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at Vihreä Haltiatar. Pours black colour with moderate head. Roasted malts, a bit of smoke, ham, a bit bitter aroma, a tad sweet milk. Little below medium body, good carbonation.
koleminer20 (2589) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUN 28, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
16 oz can. The pour is a thin black with a thick pillowy light khaki head that falls down to a ring,waving some good lace. The aroma is interesting. There is a lot of roasty malt. A decent chocolate, lightly bitter, light vanilla and a strong lactose. Light, but not bad. The flavor is more roasty. There is a bit of a bitter chocolate and a light vanilla. It’s decent. Heavy roast and light bitter chocolate define it. Maybe a light sweet lactose on the finish. The mouth feel is thin and watery at first, but the carbonation is excellent. The aftertaste is roasty and dry with a hint of bitter chocolate and a light vanilla-tinted lactose. Pretty decent beer
Toomio (514) - Joensuu, FINLAND - JUN 24, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
No ei ollut ihmeellinen. Kevyt, portermainen, vähän tölkin makuakin. Vaisu oli.
kajser27 (1404) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JUN 11, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black colored, small dark tan frothy head, not very lasting. Aroma is of chocolate, roasted malt, cocoa, some vanilla. Taste is medium sweet malt, roasted malt and dark chocolate, some brown sugar, vanilla, light to medium roasty bitterness, dryish finish, good lasting aftertaste. Medium bodied, soft+ carbonation, creamy.
basaywhat (176) - 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 (3851) - 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 don’t see it as one that’s over the top.
kathouse (1639) - 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.