ICEatALAMO (786) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: MAR 15, 2013 Bottle...for my birthday! The pour is similar to that of regular bcbs, very dark. The aroma has nice bourbon nose full and the vanilla comes out as well. Seems like age as done this well. The taste is amazing. The bourbon is smooth with a nice vanilla hint to it, an excellent compliment. Not overpowering, just flat our smoothness. I am very impressed.
KingCecil (1918) - DENMARK - FEB 9, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: FEB 10, 2013 Bottle @ MikkellerBar ..vintage 2010. Damn damn damn damn den er lćkker ! ....
_angst_ (2093) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2013 Bomber courtesy of AndySnow. 2010 vintage. Such great generosity, have never met the man and yet he sends me a Christmas present containing a bottle of this beast. Pours blacker than black with a thin fizzy dark chocolate brown head that quickly dissipates without leaving any trace worth mentioning. Smell is huge, sweet and malty with roasted malts, vanilla fudge, roasted coconut, bourbon, high quality dark chocolate, sweetened dark roast coffee, vanilla beans, toffee, alcohol and hints of peppery hops. Taste is sweet, slightly bitter and malty with roasted malts, high quality dark chocolate, vanilla beans, creamy toffee, bourbon, coconut, vanilla fudge, minerals, wood, oily pine and sweet liquorice candy. Mouthfeel is soft, silky, creamy, boozy and full bodied. Finish is sweet and bitter with roasted malts, dark chocolate, vanilla fudge, bourbon, toffee, alcohol and vanilla beans. A great smooth and creamy beer. Very happy to have tried this. Thank you Andy!
Keir (121) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 26, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Glad I gave this some time. Nice, mellow vanilla with toasted caramel, leather, coffee. Great beer.
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brystmar (990) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2012 On tap at VSK. 2nd time I’ve had this on tap, 5th overall in the past 2 years and it’s still disappointing. Still way too boozy with lingering burn in my throat after swallowing. No head, average aroma, really don’t understand the hype behind this brew. Vanilla is the weakest BCS variant by FAR.
XmnwildX12 (2074) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - NOV 23, 2012
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big time bourbon barrel scents with nice hints of vanilla. Taste is similar with a very nice creamy vanilla finish, not overly sweet at all.
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TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - NOV 23, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
2010 650ml shared bottle,thanks Shaun.Pours black and thick with a fleeting tan head.Smells of vanilla and alcohol straight away.Coffee,caramel and oak are also in there as well as the merest hint of a warm rubber like smell.Just a few sniffs is enough to increase your blood alcohol level!,lovely.In the taste:dark fruits,alcohol,chocolate,coffee,vanilla and oak are all there at once and it takes two or three sips for the palate to put it into order.It all melds together perfectly.Syrupy and oily yes,cloying no.Rich,thick and nicely warming,just right for a dark winters afternoon,lovely.
madmitch76 (12253) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 17, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
26th December 2010
Opaque black brown beer. Short lived frothy tan head. Light airy palate, slightly soft. Soft dark malts, mild minerals. Nicely judged bourbon- strident but not dictatorial. Vanilla sweetness smooths and softens. Undertone of coffee and chocolate.
burg326 (2772) - Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 ounce bottle shared with friends, pours a dark black color, aromas of roast, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, light boubon, caramel, and light ash. Flavors are a fudgy bourbon with a nice vanilla in the finish. Really great imperial stout, I wish I had more.
kraddel (2046) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - NOV 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
a HUGE thanx to whoever shared this on BBF 12. my first vanilla beer so this was rather extreme
smells very vanilla, heavy
tastes onbley like vanilla to mee, wich is just simply too much for the first time. maybe i’ll rate this higher in the future, but right now its a bit over the top to me.