jiffdawg03 (16) - Ralston, Alberta, - DEC 24, 2012
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2013 Pour is a dark amber brown. Very clear. Scent is of vanilla, sugar, mint, and a hint of chocolate. Taste is a dark malty flavor backed by hints of vanilla and mint. Hardly any bitterness... not much for hops. Finish is light bitter though. Its OK.
Hidden_Pooch (261) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUN 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. I was quite surprised by this Granville offering, because it was so good. It had an aroma of vanilla and caramel. Tastes of vanilla, chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Had a nice full body with a slick feel. The aftertaste is a warming boozy vanilla, but in the best way. I would warm up with a six pack of these again.
gilvanblight (768) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Hazy brown pour with a very fizzy noisy head that didnít last. Interesting scent I canít quite place. Hoppy and something else, something mellow. Really dig the mouth on this one. Malty and mellow. Thereís a strong aftertaste. Still havenít... Iíve got it! Vanilla. Thatís what it is. Reminds me of an Ale version of Mill Street Vanilla Porter. Rather like this. Very easy to drink and a good reward at the end of a long day.
JaiDoubleU (8) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 4, 2014 does not count
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A darkish pour with lots of licorice aroma and aftertaste. A medium - dark brew.
lacyhead (23) - Burlington, Ontario, CANADA - APR 14, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark copper colour with small off-white head. Aroma is chocolate, as is the initial taste. Taste then goes to a slightly sour bitterness and back to chocolate. Palate is a bit thin.
Kinz (3251) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample kindly poured by the staff at Saracoa, cheers to them. Poured a medium to deep clear amber. Nose was quite chocolatey. Flavor was caramel malt followed by a chocolate finish. Quite shocking in that the chocolate was so clear, yet there wasnít any of the traditional roasted notes that you would typically find. Slightly sweet. Would have made for an interesting desert beer. Not bad at all. Probably good that it was just a heavy sample, as a full glass may have been a bit much.
kliggerwar (115) - - MAR 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good beer nice chocolate, vanilla aroma. Goes down easy, its nothing spectacular but still a alright beer. Probably pair good with a orange based dessert.
Masterkush7 (494) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is hard to put your finger on. Hints of vanilla and coffee. Taste like a vanilla coke almost. Itís a decent winter ale. Definatly unique.
janetDhartt (2) - - MAR 3, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Quite a distinctive vanilla flavor. I probably wouldn't have bought it but where I live there is little to no interesting beers. Glad I tried it. I will buy it again.
MunBro (229) - St. Albert, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of stale chocolate, funk, caramel, and malts. Dark clear amber pour. Taste is heavily of vanilla with some stale chocolate, spices, with a watery malt aftertaste. I have no real complaints about this one other than it having a very odd palate and being a bit watery.
mmacleod75 (107) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2014
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured dark copper brown with medium frothy head. Heavy chocolate aroma. Same chocolate flavour with some vanilla, and a bit of coffee. I found the chocolate too overpowering to be enjoyable.