GenDV138 (5673) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 13, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
4 oz pour on nitro at Rustico Alexandria. Black with creamy light beige head. Aromas of vanilla, chocolate, cocoa. Tastes of cocoa, vanilla, chocolate, roast. Medium body with a dry finish. Creamy mouthfeel. Very good.
Nicki0329 (12) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 11, 2016
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deliciously roasty aroma & flavor atop a smooth, silky mouthfeel. Notes of chocolate. Wish vanilla was more prominent - hard to detect. Nice, smooth bitter/hoppy balance.
DialSquare (4208) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 5, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Random note from couple month ago. On tap at Giant Eagle in Grandview: black pour with off-white head. aroma of roasty, chocolate. tastes are cocoa, malty, little burnt, oat. sweet vanilla. thinnish palate.
kevinsenn (1952) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 5, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Beers of the World, Henrietta. Nice enough roasty and vanilla aroma. Tasty sweet taste; chocolate, biscuit, vanilla. Highly bitter finish. Good vanilla stout.
migwell (275) - Northampton, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 20, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iím not a fan of the ubiquitous coffee grounds/chocolate stout style, But, this one was on nitro at the Foundry, so why not. It is certainly smooth and goes down easy and of the various food product adjuncts, the vanilla was the most pronounced flavor. Creamy and with a good body and some hop bitterness as well, the nitro really helps this one out.
nealblind (1648) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - DEC 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown some tan. Aroma smokey charred roast caramel chocolate. Tastes roasty, cocoa puffs, char. Dry, semithick mouthfeel. Very acidic bittersweet choco.
hopwine (666) - brooklynzzzzz, New York, USA - DEC 23, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dried blueberry, fig, dry roasted barley, dark chocolate, espresso bean, very faint vanilla.
Niko100 (2626) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, cocoa/chocolate, & coffee; Flavor of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate, hops, and some vanilla; Finish is slightly bitter; Nicely balanced; Very good.
koleminer20 (2222) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
500 mL bottle shared with ebone1988. The pour is a disappointingly thin medium black with a decent light tan head and no real lace sticking around. The aroma is somewhat hoppy. There is a roasty chocolate and a disappointing roast on the back end. There is a light oatiness that brings a breadiness to the table, but it's disappointing. The flavor is slightly less disappointing. There is a roasty chocolate and a light vanilla. The malts come through and take over and it's just not that great. The mouth feel is light and watery with a decently velvety carbonation. The aftertaste is quick fading and oaty malts. This is another disappointment from MBC. I do not understand how they're so highly rated.
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ebone1988 (1266) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - DEC 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with koleminer20. Aroma is biscuity, roasted malt, dry, light vanilla, chocolate, just light. Appearance is dark brown, light light tan head, thin. Taste is roasted malt, a sweetness I attribute to vanilla, light chocolate, light everything really. Mouthfeel is thin, light carbonation and medium body. Overall, I think Iíll give up on this brewery. Iíll check back for Dinner if I ever get it.