beersearcher (2382) - 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 (770) - 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 (6582) - 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 (5800) - 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 (1459) - 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.
Changed (462) - Ithaca, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Eddies. Pours black with tan head, moderate head, but good lacing. Aroma is dark-- malty, coffee, not much vanilla. Taste is more vanilla (still not a ton), and toasted malt. Thick mouthfeel, little carbonation.
Another good beer, but not my favorite from MBC. I guess that’s saying something, when everything is getting 95%+ on here...
icehawk (834) - Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, thanks Brian! Inky black pour. Nice dark chocolate aroma with a hint of coffee. Medium/full mouthfeel that is quite creamy. More sweet than bitter, this is a very clean beer with a smooth finish. Excellent.
mverity (294) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice opaque black with some tan head and a nice medium collar. Good lacing out of this one. Aroma is really deep roasted malt, some faint coffee, and earthy too. Taste is where the vanilla comes out. Vanilla up front, char and roasted malt in the middle, then fades into a sweet dark caramel. Nice thick body and low carbonation. Very good but the whole time I felt there was just something off-putting.
bigguns22 (774) - Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very nice stout that is great but the vanilla is very subdued. Dark brown to black with a rich tan head. Aroma is soft and pleasant with chocolate and malt notes. A medium body beer with a rich coffee finsh that is a little bitter.
Strife21 (316) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with thin brownish head that laces glass.
Smells of roasted malt and coffee
Tastes of roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate
Medium Body, Medium carbonation.