ajnepple (3599) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - SEP 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle shared, purchased at Supermarket Liquors. Black in appearance. Aroma and flavor of dark malts, roast, coffee, chocolate and light vanilla. Rich, creamy and smooth. Pretty nice overall.
conway (2062) - - AUG 27, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Cola color with tan head. Oatmeal, roasted malt and a tiny bit of vanilla. Not bad.
echudy (89) - Massachusetts, USA - AUG 22, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Strong licorice, vanilla and oatmeal scents, strong dark color and very thick. Strong coffee flavors when cold, vanilla comes in more as it warms up
boxofrane (2446) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the pourhouse. Pours black with a medium sized brown head. The aroma is a nice mix of roasted malt and vanilla bean. The taste is heavy vanilla, light roast, cocoa. Liked it.
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HuskerTan (983) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - AUG 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A- Vanilla, cocoa, slightly sweet, bitter, dry.
A- Black color, black liquid, brown head.
T- Subtle vanilla, bitter coffee, cocoa, dry.
P- Full body, average texture, average carbonation, bitter finish.
O- Not as smooth as one would hope and not a ton of vanilla. Seemed to be pretty bitter and dry, especially towards the end and more notes of coffee than anything else. Good for $4 a bomber but otherwise let down.
tightslice (468) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUL 29, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle share at Evernote in Redwood City, CA. Nice flavors of vanilla that linger throughout. Perhaps a bit too one-note and flat.
beerbastard (794) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. Very dark pour with minimal lacing. Coffee nose with some chocolate. Roasted semi sweet dark chocolate with coffee and vanilla. Fairly well balanced, good texture. Medium bitter finish with coffee after taste.
Savage_Night (148) - California, USA - JUL 25, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark brown with a reddish hue and a thick khaki/brown head. Head retention is good. AROMA: dark roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, slight herbal/floral hops, earthy, vanilla, woody, lightly spiced, oatmeal, lightly boozy and peppercorns. TASTE: dark bitter chocolate, medium roast coffee, spice, herbs, hop bitterness, light soy sauce, vanilla, lightly woody/smoke, lightly boozy, dark roasted malts, peppercorns and earthy. AFTER TASTE: bitter chocolate, light coffee, dark roasted malts and spice with an oily creamy medium finish.
BucannonXC5 (1105) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Glass: 16-oz. pint glass
From: Hooley’s in La Mesa (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $5 ($1 off with Happy Hour)
Purchased: July 22, 2015
Consumed: July 22, 2015
Poured a black color with 1-to-2 fingers dark khaki head, frothy head when I got it. Above average-to-good amount of layered spiderweb lacing on the sides of the glass. Above average retention. (Sight - 4.00)
Smelled toffee, caramel, nutty, bitter espresso, vanilla, dark chocolate, cocoa nibs and roasty oats. (Smell - 3.88)
First taste was very pleasant, getting vanilla bean, toffee and thick espresso. Also bitter coffee beans, caramel, roasty malts and light dry smokiness. (Taste - 4.00)
Full body. Creamy-to-slick texture. Average-to-lively carbonation. Long bitter finish. (Feel - 4.00)
This was a really good beer for the style. Thick and roasty. (Overall - 4.00)
3.98 89 B+
jcr (2365) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - JUL 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep brown/black body with a thick, beige head, slowly diminishing. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes lightly to moderately sweet and moderately bitter. Medium body, watery/slick texture, moderate carbonation. Taste of bitter dark chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, char, tart cherry.