culchiem (2488) - Berlin, GERMANY - FEB 27, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draught. Clear dark caramel with a minimal head. Big chocolate vanilla nose. Flavor is powdered chocolate, vanilla, a little spice. Not bad
deanso (5194) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sample @ a beer tasting at the Paas.
Huge chocolate aroma. Thin white head. Clear amber pour. Chocolate in the aftertaste. Pretty nice
AgentAle (641) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 12, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: very distinct vanilla scent with some sweet maltinessTaste: sweet vanilla taste immediately paired with slight bitterness Appearance:clear copper body with medium head
jonnyguns (904) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 29, 2013
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a copper red. Nose has some nutmeg, chocolate and mild toast malts. Taste is very thin. Needs more booze in it 5.5 ain’t enough. Watery finish. Ok but has potential to be a good beer.
dfearnley (942) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to tulip
Loads of vanilla, chocolate, nutmeg, and toasted malt. Deep red with a thin creamy head. Taste is malty, with chocolate, vanilla, and nuts.
Radek Kliber (6401) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - DEC 27, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Where and how: LCBO , can 473ml
Aroma malty, with plenty of caramel, hinted with sweet vanilla and toffee.
Top: medium lighter, bright white fine beading, rings on glass.
Base: dark amber into brown.
Palate : medium full bodies, medium lighter carbonation.
Taste: nutty woody with caramel and toffee. Hop bitterness on wals
Other notes named as winter ale, fairly fitting.
pushkinwow (1997) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 23, 2013
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
On tap at the rooster. Copper with a beige head. Reminds me of creme brule both on the nose and the palate; very sweet, moderate carbonation and mild body. Not my thing at all.
cordy (8) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had one a year ago and did not like it. Gave it a second try and, while I wouldn’t drink it regularly, it surprised me. A bit Vanillaesque but a good enough seasonal beer
markas101 (1841) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2013
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
341 ml bottle, Calgary, AB, Canada via Coop. Medium amber brown. Thin head. Strong vanilla aroma, some chocolate as well. Sweet flavour, very faint bitterness with raisin. Not for me particularly.
astevenson28 (3) - Vernon, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 4, 2013 does not count
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Nice dark amber pour into english pint glass. Clear body. Aroma of cheap spiced rum and vanilla extract. Tasting notes: Overpowering taste of cheap rum and vanilla. The closest comparison I can give this beer is pouring half a bottle of cheap spiced rum into a flat coors light. Upon first few sips this beer was immediately dumped down the sink. Stay away from this beer and others from GIB, terrible experience.