Yorker (852) - Herning, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
65 cl bottle @ home (2010 vintage). Pours black with a little sediment and a tiny tan head that leaves hardly any lacing. Aroma is vanilla, oak, chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, coconut, and bourbon. Flavour is vanilla, chocolate, roasted malt, and bourbon Ė with a slightly boozy finish.
Jesterdeal (1481) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - JUL 3, 2013
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma of vanilla, graham cracker, molasses, and vanilla cake. Pours black with brown lacing. Taste is sticky good with caramel, vanilla, chocolate, creme soda, and slight cappuccino. amazing.
stumpyiliz (211) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 19, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUN 20, 2013 Fast dissipating head on a three year old barrel aged stout. Jet black pour. Nose of vanilla, whiskey, toffee taste is predominantly vanilla whiskey with dry bourbon notes on the sides of the palate. Finish is dry tannic and somewhat figgy fruity. Best vanilla barrel aged stout to date.
Tinco (514) - LinkŲping, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Small pour at Mikkeller bar. Thanks alot to the australian guy in the bar giving me this! Lovely beer. Smooth, vanilla bourbon, rich stout notes. Well done!(Short review due to the massive amounts of beer I drank during the CBC13.)
greenclansman (638) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - MAY 4, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
@ Zeebra Extreme beer festival
Pitch black color, no foam at all.
Aroma is full of vanilla...strong vanilla.
Some alcohol at the beginning but a very smooth vanilla aftertaste.
johndoughty (3564) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black with a small virtually non existent head. Vanilla dominates. This is a very powerful beer with a great presence. Drink and respect.
TEJA (1183) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled @ omhper, thanks.
A mighty sipping beer with everything. A fine vanilla - chocolate and a tuch of whiskey aroma that also exist in the taste. Full bodied and good bitterness.
Cbuk1013 (228) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2013
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great beer. Black pour with little head. Smells of chocolate, caramels, honey, vanilla bean, bourbon whiskey, malt. The vanilla smell was less than I expected, but it was there in the taste. Wow! Very alcohol heavy, in a good way. Creamy mouthfeel. A great experience!
DrSilverworm (4109) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample from a bottle at Camís BCBS tasting. Good, dark, nearly opaque black color. Some clear brown around the edges. Super good vanilla aroma. Marshmallow, brownies, all that good stuff. Decent bit of lace, even. Long, vanilla brownie-cocoa marshmallow aftertaste. Great medium bitter taste, light sweet. Light, nice warmth. Light alcohol burn - very light, not really minding it at all. Good big chewier body. Very light carbonation. Lighter viscosity in the finish, but also an alcoholic dryness too. Sweet, but I love the intense vanilla flavor. Itís intensely sweet in a vanilla way. Which makes for a decadent sipper.
joromiller (22) - Holt, Michigan, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Enjoyed this at a recent Beer Tasting in Feb.
Aroma: Vanilla (surprise!!)
Appearance: Dark, black pour with minimal lacing
Taste: Good Lord have mercy. It was one of the most fabulous experiences with beer Iíve ever had
Palate: Full bodied, creamy finish that leaves you wanting more
Overall: Itís at the top of my "wants" and Iíd easily trade many, if not most, beers in my cellar for another bottle