beer-yum (879) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: OCT 5, 2013 Definite chocolate taste but didn’t have a lot else going for it. Somewhat disappointing and I’d recommend trying any alternatives first.
Oakes (13599) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bubbly head. Dark brown. Chocolatey aroma with vague nuttiness, quite a bit of vanilla. Fairly clean vanilla bean character like when you cut open the bean and scrape it. Residual bitterness suggests that they tossed the beans into the beer after scraping them. Not bad balanced even if I’m not a fan of vanilla beer in general.