polomagnifico (1196) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from RobertDale, cheers Bob!! Aroma has notes of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, roasted malts, and a subtle hint of toast on the finish. Nice. Very dark brown that sits black in the glass. Small tan head that mostly diminished and left some lace. Flavor is very sweet and medium/heavy bitter. Palate is full bodied and oily with a soft/average carbonation. Overall a fantastic brew. Nice and complex. Loved it.
boozedude (1583) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle set to me from my loving brother in Chicago.., black surypy taste chocolate, some coffe, crazy smooth, very thick like my
paljoey (9) - - FEB 17, 2014 does not count
2.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Drinking at club w with my pals. A little tough for me. Good smell, nice color. Maybe again. ...
mcclainc50 (134) - New York, USA - FEB 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, pours a dark black brown color with a tab head leaving heavy lacing. Very little aroma, slight notes of malt. Maltiness comes through in the flavor, notes of coffee and chocolate. Very pleasant mouthfeel very good stout.
mtdewa1 (211) - rome, New York, USA - FEB 15, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is chocolate and vanillla. Taste is coffee vanilla and chocolate. Very smooth. Decent mouthfeel. Very good.
beersearcher (2268) - Glendale, California, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a black/brown color. Nice latte head to this. Getting a lot of milk chocolate here from aroma to flavor. Not thin but not full bodied either and I like that. Not a chewy beer just a nice regular stout with great taste of milk chocolate and coffee.
TizzleJizzle (491) - Garland, Texas, USA - FEB 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle thanks to Phatdog1. Poured an opaque black color with a thin tan top, and minimal lacing. Taste of roasted and toasted malts, cocoa, chocolate, with a slight dry smokey finish. medium carbonation, medium body, This is one of the best og stouts I’ve had. Must try by all! Cheers!
bytemesis (2432) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 9, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours opaque black with a medium brown head that dissipates quickly with nice lacing nevertheless. Aroma is roasty, dark chocolate, vanilla. Flavor is the same, medium sweet with coffee notes as well, fairly prominent vanilla. Light bitter. Medium body and yep, a nice silly mouthfeel. Pretty darn nice stout.
kramer (4573) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a flat black body under a small fizzy off white head. The nose is roasty and thick with a nice light vanilla bean note. The flavor is lightly sweet with a bit of vanilla, slightly chocolaty, nice roastiness, a bit of a coffee note. Nice lingering slightly sweet roast. Medium bodied and slightly clingy with a soft fizzy carbonation. Pretty nice stuff. I like the vanilla character in this, very subtle and natural.
deekyn (991) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A- pours an effervescent deep brown with cola edges. Decent lacing with a beautiful medium tan head.
S- watered down coffee for sure. Vanilla beans are there too. Dry medium roast malts, earth, tobacco/vegetable notes (or maybe cigarette butts), burnt popcorn and a rhubarb.
M- light watery palette without a great body. Some decent carbonation but not overwhelming.
T- day old coffee and bittersweet chocolate up front. Next are some cola, earth, chalk and vegetal notes, followed by hops and grass. Ending is a return to the chocolate and rhubarb. Can't say I found any distinctive vanilla beans.