danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from OTM. The appearance is a deep creamy oozy black with a small deep brown head. The nose is flowing with whole vanilla beans and vanilla extract with some marshmallow touches. The flavors are rich with vanilla that really powers the profile Roasty malts fill in the edges at the beginning and eventually rounds out the beer. A nice spice from the vanilla bean. Not enough coffee in front for my preference or maybe the roast is on the milder side. Don’t get me wrong it is there. A nice spicy after taste with a good amount of drying. Very tasty beer.
TurtleBrain (15) - Aalborg, DENMARK - DEC 18, 2014
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle @ home with DroolYeast. Aroma of coffee and sweet vanilla. Pours with a big brown head, disappears into virtually nothing. Completely black colour. Taste of coffee and sweet vanilla with a strong bitterness. Full body with an oily texture and flat carbonation. Long malty dry bitter finish.
gunnfryd (11192) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is vanilla, coffee, roasted malt, chocolate. Flavour is vanilla, coffee, roasted malt, chocolate, licorice, sugar. Full body. Very nice beer. Pleasent to drink.
varanid99 (559) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 17, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour with a decent tan head. Vanilla, coffee, roasted malt aromas. Taste is similar..slightly sweet, coffee, malty, vanilla. Pretty bloody good
mabel (6689) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
[5909-20131010] 11.2floz bottle. Strong fragrant vanilla maple aroma has a lot of roasted coffee. Black body with a quick foamy brown head. Burnt roasted chocolate malt flavour is laced with strong coffee and vanilla bean. Full body. Delicious, lovely chocolate roast. (10/4/9/5/17) 4.5
(c/o mds, w/ him, blankboy, Greg Clow, jercraigs)
Overheard: "I’d be like, ’Ooh, I’m sticking this in my mouth!’"
dinkle50 (1025) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pout with a thin espresso head. Briny, milk and soy sauce aroma. Taste is very bitter at first, lots of coffee. Mouth is huge and creamy. Not getting a lot of the vanilla. Coffee just dominates with chocolate moving in. Doesn’t taste 13%. And yes, this is pretty tasty.
jdb288 (581) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - NOV 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
My tasting notes- bitter coffee, alcohol, coffee raisin, creamy, chocolate, burnt sugar. Tasty stuff. Not as much oatmeal "depth" here. A lot less chewy than others of this style but no complaints!
Beerdedone (2730) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a small creamy lacy brown head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla and coffee. Flavor was quite sweet with dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, vanilla beans, and some subtle licorice. Oily texture, full body, dry and roasty finish.
vjohans (99) - SWEDEN - NOV 1, 2014
4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
coffee, vanilla, woody, smoke, black, hazy, minimal head, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, full body, oily feel, long finish,
umich03jm (2175) - Flat Rock, Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Jason for sharing. Black pour with almost no head. Aroma is dark roasted coffee, earth, and vanilla. Tastes very bitter. Dark roasted coffee, vanilla, dirt, char, and tobacco. Warming finish. Medium body. Solid and intense stuff but way too earthy for me to love.
Lukasmh (230) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 25, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours thick pitch black with dense dark brown one finger head. Settles nicely and some lacing. Aroma is roasty coffee, hint of acid espresso, chocolate, roasted malts and I do catch a tiny subtle smoke. And off course sweet vanilla. Taste is rich and sweet. Chocolate and roasted malts. Bitter roasty coffee. The vanilla is not the head figure. Body is full and really smooth and has some carbonation. Finish some dry wood. Extremely well hidden alcohol yet warming, but had expected more vanilla.