DerWeg (1425) - Toronto, Ontario, - JAN 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2014 RE-RATE - mmediate vanilla flavors that blend in well and a hint of richness from either the bourbon or more likely the dark toffeeish malts. No unbalanced astringency // ORIG RATE. Wish there were points for a silly title! Cask at Only. Great dark brown look with dark tan head, faint nose of dark fruit, taste is surprisingly bitter - thin hop bite. Struggling to detect toffee, chocolate... is there any vanilla here? All the hinted-at mellow richness seems clobbered and defeated by the weird almost metallic astringency. Excessively bitter hop palate - why? = 3.2
myrda (26) - - MAR 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Vu: Noir profond, mousse beige qui se dissous rapidement.
Nez: gousse de vanille fraiches, cacao, café moca
Goût: mince, d’abord vanillé puis graduellement torréfiée. Une petite astringence me grince les gencives, sans être désagréable. On dirait qu’elle goute un peut l’eau, par moment... Pas aussi bourbon que je l’aurais cru.
Bendrixian (942) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
650 ml bottle. Roasted aroma with espresso and a good amount of vanilla. Medium bodied brew with roasty bitterness, sticky and sweet finish with espresso and vanilla flavours. good stuff.
jksipa (163) - NEWMARKET, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml Bottle from the LCBO. Pours a deep brown with a generous tan head. Nose is up front vanilla with coffee and chocolate. Roasted malts with a gentle vanilla sweetness to start with chocolate bitterness producing a dry finish. Vanilla and bourbon come out more as it warms. Medium slick mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Nice on a cold winter day.
Alpha10 (247) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
2014/02/18 - Pours an almost black cola colour with a two finger, creamy, khaki head that leaves ample lacing. Aroma is vanilla, roasted coffee, cocoa and subtle bourbon. Taste is similar to nose; mildly sweet chocolate, subtle bourbon, roasted coffee, mild peat and loads of vanilla. Mouthfeel is medium and slightly sticky, with smooth carbonation and and sweet, drying finish. Well balanced. Another impressive Tank Ten beer.
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OntBeerDrinker (376) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
all bourbon and barrel smell from bottle. Lots of vanilla bean from glass. 3 finger head black with a redpurple little tad at bottom of glass. Easy drinkability. heavy bodied. Lots of vanilla, bourbone & barrel. The porter is watery and it takes a long time till I taste some chocolate & roastedness. It’s heavily vanille, bourbon & barrel. Not how I was fully exspecting. A little sweet at times. Good but not great. Awsome bottle. cheer’s.
shaynsawchuk (337) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
650 mL bottle. Pours just barely black with a tight off brown head that leaves to trace. Subtle aromas of quality chocolate, cafe con leche, bourbon, vanilla. Mild sweetness, well balanced with a hint of roast. Low to moderate carbonation and a moderate body with a slightly sticky finish. Good stuff, nicely balanced.
sudomorph (345) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml bottle shared. Pours a dark caramel with a thin tan ring. Aroma has big roasted and chocolate notes with a smooth vanilla undertone. Taste is balanced with vanilla and a slight chocolate finish. Medium body and carbonation. Slightly dry finish. Overall really nice. Lots of vanilla but not overdone. Cheers!
matt7215 (2109) - Cambridge, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from the lcbo. Black with a small tan head. Roasty, some vanilla, no bourbon. Light for the weight and pretty simple considering the ingredients. Vanilla is only subtle. Decent but not memorable.
hangunder (185) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very nice sweet chocolate, cocoa and slight dark malt aromas.Nothing too complex, but reminiscent of Southern Tier’s Choklat. Smells light and sweet. Completely black, quickly dissipating off-white head. Flavor packs a punch more than the aroma lead on, starts off with some powerful leafy hoppiness and sweet vanilla, bitterness continues to the finish with a long sweet vanilla/slightly artificial aftertaste. Fairly thin bodied and average carbonation. Another good tank ten beer.
Johnsense (669) - - FEB 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pitch black pour, 1 finger of mocha head. Coffee, vanilla, roast in aroma. Flavour coffee, cocoa, roasted malt, dark toffee, liter french vanilla. Medium body. Not cloying at all and extremely drinkable.