sonnycheeba (2525) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 30, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft @ brewpub. Pours dark brown with thick, tan head. Aroma is dominated by the added vanilla with additional coffee and dark chocolate notes. Flavor is heavy vanilla, coffee, roasted malt, and light hops. Medium body and carbonation.
jeff789 (1400) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
iron hill coffee vanilla russian imperial stout... cask... deep black w a nice light mocha head, nice lacing, aroma is subdued bc of the cask pour, tho distinct roast coffe with a light cream and vanilla notes dominate... vanilla light dark fruits, some roast, lightly ooily finish, the cask makes it a bit watery... aromatic for cask, decent flavor, coffee certainly infused along w vanilla... really good... 8 4 8 5 17
jrodooo5 (681) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - DEC 10, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Described to a tee. The aroma is full of hops w/ a hint of coffee. It pours black w/ a thick tan head. It’s incredibly creamy & smooth. The alcohol is well hidden. Very nice. Had cask conditioned at iron hill wilmington
BeerandBlues2 (8450) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap - Wilmington. Pours opaque with a medium, creamy brown head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is vanilla, chocolate, coffee, and roast malt with dark fruity esters, licorice, woody hops, and leather yeast. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, vanilla, light hops and bitterness, faint alcohol and a sweet finish. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation.