MrBeerFanatic (801) - Buffalo, New York, USA - JUN 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Yellowstone Area (honeymoon). Pour of dark pepsi cola with a creamy frothy head. Aromas of burnt roasted malt, smoke, coffee, chocolate, and slight vanilla. Flavors of roasted/burnt malt, light smoke, hint of vanilla, coffee, with a slight nuttiness. Sweet/bitter. Leaves a bitter/smoke aftertaste.
nimbleprop (4150) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 1, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle pours a watery, translucent deep brown with some creamy, brown head. Nose of vanilla beans, caramel, brown sugar, malt, cookies. Flavor is like a double chocolate cookie, the type where the cookie is chocolate with chocolate chips in it, vanilla, brown sugar, malt, milk chocolate. Full bodied, sugary finish. Pretty good.
Crit (3218) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 31, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black,lasting tan head.Nose of dry roast,vanilla notes.Good roast profile,medium vsnilla,dark fruit notes. Bitter end from both roast and hops
Doesn’t seem like a sweet stout
seymour (1306) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - MAY 29, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Okay, yes, this is a great beer. Tasted from a big brown bottle into a nonic pint glass. Thanks, gregwilsonstl! It poured a very dark reddish brown colour with thin but persistent tan head and some nice lace. Aromas and flavours of toast, roasted barley, a definite hops bitterness, more present than classic stouts, tart and fruity, VERY STRONG vanilla, but somehow still harmonious. Medium-full body, average carbonation, with a simultaneously bready and silky mouthfeel. It struck me as a roasty creme soda or an even creamier than usual, candy-like oatmeal sweet stout. Good stuff. Finally I can see what all the Ninkasi fuss is about.
WheatKing (1126) - Oak Bay, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours high 30s, beige head. Aroma some roast, vanilla, some choco-coff. Flavour as much chocolate as vanilla, but that always confuses me because you put vanilla into a chocolate cake don’t you? Mild roast. Finish has more vanilla than usual. Medum viscosity. Very nice, quite simple.
JDBaker11058 (1108) - Maryland, USA - MAY 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: silky near black, with one finger of creamy, frothy, light tan head that lingered forever, leaving scads of lace. Aroma: balanced nose of roast coffee, cream, chocolate pudding, vanilla, and a bit of green wood. Taste: creamy milk chocolate, vanilla, coffee, with a hint of chalk. Finish: smooth, creamy, slightly dry, with lasting roasty notes. Notes: Liked that, although billed as a vanilla-infused stout, the vanilla did not overpower the excellent stout base. Rather, the vanilla added a slightly creamy, sweet note that nicely accentuated the dry, bittersweet chocolate and roast notes. Very good. Great palate.
Beerandhockey8 (185) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark thick black with a thick tan head that really sticks to the glass. Smells very malty, touch of caramel and coffee and a hint of vanilla. Tastes like it smells with the coffee and nut notes along with the caramel and oat. Decent beer, but was expecting more vanilla. The oatmeal is a nice touch for the smoothness.
IrishBoy (3725) - Bakersfield, California, USA - MAY 25, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from Jane’s Beer Store. Nose is vanilla and dark bitter chocolate. Black with a medium cinnamon tan head. Flavor is chocolate covered vanilla beans with a peppery hint.
bhensonb (10194) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber from The Davis Beer Shoppe. Pours dark brown with a 3 finger foamy tan head. Aroma of herbs and burnt malt. Med body. Flavor is exceptionally smooth moderately dark milk chocolate. It is on the non-dry side, so this is very much like drinking dessert. Smooth burnt malts. Vanilla accents the chocolate - which seems to make it "milk chocolate". Delicious.
gregwilsonstl (920) - Missouri, USA - MAY 19, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
I love vanilla so this is heaven for me....Tons of vanilla, but it’s obviously not extract. Tastes like a dark hoppy cream soda. Roasted. Some coffee Thanks aaron...I really enjoyed this.