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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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Combines premium malt with aromatic specialty hops. Brewed with our special yeast, this beer has a vanilla like finish. A robust ale. Pair it with holiday meals.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Randy4Beer (475) - - JAN 11, 2015
Dark cherry wood pour with an ever so slightly off white head. Aromas are all vanilla and chocolate bars. Tastes are totally the same with the addition, of a sneaky hop bitterness on the finish. Overall, if you like a sweet beer, it’s hard to go wrong with this

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TimE (4884) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 9, 2015
Slightly sweet malty lots of toffee and oranges. Not super well balanced, but enjoyable.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Yamato (39) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JAN 6, 2015
Chocolate and chocolate. From the beginning to the end. With a slight hint of vanilla. Caramel. Not bitter. Medium body. Low carbonation. Not bad, but not my taste. ABV is 5.5%, but not overwhelming.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ljthiessen (1073) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 5, 2015
One of Granville Island's better brews; I've had the 2013 and 2014 release in bottles and on tap. Some caramel and candy sweetness, fruit, a touch of mint it seems. Pretty well balanced, medium-light bodied but lots of flavour. Good for the style and one of Granville's more unique and successful offerings.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Tricker (384) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 4, 2015
Bière brune de 5.5 % d’alcool. Elle possède un odorat sucré, soit de chocolat ou de café au lait. Elle possède un petit col au versement. Elle possède un goût sucré et de torréfaction en bouche. Elle possède une légère amertume qui en vient à faire cligner les yeux en finale. Elle possède un goût crémeux, vraiment chocolaté. Elle est réconfortante et agréable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
asheft (2922) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2015
Can. Potent chocolate and vanilla aroma that foreshadows a sweet drink. Clear dark brown under a tight, white ring. Sweet vanilla and chocolate flavour with low bitterness. Clean fermentation. Medium body, moderate carbonation, smooth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cruzer (103) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
Pours dark brown, thick head. Malty aroma with chocolate and coffee hints. Flavour of malts, brown sugar, hints of vanilla. I agreee with the other reviews that this could be a stronger beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanhunter_4 (209) - La Crete, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
355 ml bottle poured at home. Pours a brownish red with a creamy beige head. Overwhelming chocolate smell. Taste is the same: chocolate with a bit of vanilla. Sweet with a slightly bitter ending. Drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eructoblaster (3749) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 26, 2014
Bottle - 341ml. Pours a dark brown body with a thick, fading, beige foamy head. Its malty aroma carries strong chocolate hints. Wood and coffee are also noticeable. Its well balanced malty/hoppy taste carries roasty, brown sugar, and chocolate notes. Ends with a decent bittersweet finish. Not bad, but could be much stronger.

2.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
lordjakir (1) - Stratford, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014 does not count
Looks and pours nice. Low on carbonation, not a big issue. First taste - sweet. Overwhelming chocolate. Was hoping for something more complex, but it’s just chocolate. Better options out there


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