Sask89 (418) - Regina, Saskatchewan, - JAN 3, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pours pitch black with a very thin creamy mocha head. Aroma of roasted malts and coffee beans but the vanilla is also really pronounced, it almost overwhelms the rest. Taste is fairly sweet, but it’s dry and bitter in the finish. Full body, lively carbonation and rich creamy mouth feel. Overall a really exceptional beer.
Fashawn (190) - Montesarchio, ITALY - DEC 25, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
chocolate roasty, coffee, vanilla, for a very interesting aroma. black, cloudy, minimal head, brown foam. light sweetnes to medium sweetness. full body, full body, oily feel to thick soft carbonation, bitter, long finish. Very good flavour of coffee, a lit bit of fruits, choccolate. On the end vanilla and tobacco, forma very unique example.
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 (11232) - 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 (564) - 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 (6797) - 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 (2743) - 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 (103) - 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 (2178) - 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.