CanIHave4Beers (2865) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JAN 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a hazy copper color with a small head and nice lacing on the glass.
The aroma is rich and intriguing, very sweet and caramel forward, some weird tootsie roll & some cocoa. Plenty of dark toast french oak in there as well. Defiantly rich smelling, perhaps a touch too sweet smelling to be really inviting, but interesting for sure.
The flavor is way unbalanced, rudely sweet with loads of tootsie roll and french oak. Where the oak mingles well in the aroma it overpowers the flavor. Beneath what I donít like lies a pretty good idea for a beer, itís got a mellow alcohol character, nice toasty malt tones, light fruity happiness, and a light chocolate character.
Itís certainly a complex beer, but the recipe needs some ironing out to really reach itís potential.
bytemesis (2409) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thanks to Pepsi! Gusher! Pours hazy red amber with tons of suspended floaties. Medium beige head, creamy with nice lacing Aroma is caramel, toffee, oak, vanilla, cardboard. Flavor is the same, yep, a lot of wood and vanilla here, medium sweet, light bitter. Woody, almost cedar feel to it. Lingering bitter finish. Medium body. Points for originality if nothing else@
kaser (2010) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was poured from draft at Zombie Burger in Des Moines. Red with no head. Coconut and vanilla taste. Syrupy Good brew. Unique
flabbergasted (4) - Omaha, Alabama, USA - JUN 16, 2013 does not count
4.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Had it on tap a while ago. It was excellent. The oaky vanilla flavors. Bought a few bottles. Oaky flavor less prominent. Still pretty good.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home via trade with randomgarbage. Thanks pepsied! Pours a clear, deep reddish orange appearance with a light brown head. Huge grainy oaky, vanilla, herbal, toasty caramel malty aroma. Flavor is quite strong with some booze and a ton of vanilla and grainy oak. Thereís some notes of light fruit, chocolate, and caramel, but the beer is incredibly, fresh wood forward with a massive amount of vanilla. A bit overly oaky, but I could see some really digging this beer. Kind of surprised to see BroIPA say he didnít get oak. Thatís all I got. He likely used a different glass that didnít accent the oak notes, possibly a beer bong?
BoostIPA (1051) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - MAR 7, 2013
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
So...much...vanilla... Pours a clear amber witha pillowy white head. Super enormous notes of vanilla and caramel. Taste is vanilla milkshake, caramel, toffee, slightly bitter but oh so sweet. Not cloying though... At least not yet. No alcohol detected... No oak notes detected either. Just a straight vanilla bomb to the dome. This beer is 1st cousin of Southern Tierís Choklat. So much vanilla. So much vanilla. So much vanilla.
wlajwl (3470) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: NOV 2, 2013 Aroma is grapefruit, citrus/grapefruit pulp and a hint of sweetness/sugar. The flavor is chocolate/coffee, grapefruit, citrus, caramel sweetness and a slight alcohol burn in the finish. A lot going on in this, almost too much so but interesting none the less.
boozedude (1582) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber into pint glass.. Brown pour.. Thick creamy off white head.. Aroma is alcohol..fruit.. Caramel..hinrs of chocolate.. Taste is similar.. Like it alot
igneous1 (1486) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - FEB 9, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
deep amber color, clear, big frothy almond colored head. nose has notes of vanilla, perspiration, and is a bit earthy. flavor is initially vanilla, somewhat sweet with a creamy mouthfeel. alcohol and a decent bitter hoppy finish are also perceptible.
DaBrew05 (12) - - FEB 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma of caramel, vanilla. Pours a nice red color with good clarity and a small white head. Medium bitterness and sweetness with a medium body, but somehow does not seem balanced. The finish is overpowered by an alcohol flavor. Letting it warm up to room temp seemed to help bring out the caramel malt flavors and tastes better.