Storm_Shadow (120) - British Columbia, - DEC 19, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber. Pours dark. Aromas of vanilla, chocolate and the usual suspects. Pretty sweet but worth trying.
bartzluke (533) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 24, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz ppur from chilled bomber into shaker. Dark, opaque, smooth brown head, but a bit thin. Sweet roasty vanilla nose. Creamy smooth body. Taste is awesome. Cake sweet, vanilla, a nice lasting bitterness. Delicious.
Panzuriel (1786) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 22 oz bottle obtained through Tavour
Appearance: Deep brown black. smaller head of tan bubbles.
Nose: Sweet. dark chocolate. Malt forward. Obligatory vanilla notes.
Taste: toasted oats, roast nut, some coffee. Vanilla and some chocolate bitters
Body: medium to full and creamy
Parting thoughts: First beer from a highly regarded brewery. Solid above average. Not otherworldly though.
NikkTwist (2561) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 2, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2016 Draft at Bru Craft. Pitch black pour with a thick top of khaki foam. Messy rows of lace. Glossy dark roasted malts. Milky dark cocoa. Vanilla hazelnut coffee. The oats fill out the body nicely. Hints of tree nuts and burnt toast. Solid but not extraordinary.
coachd (518) - Missouri, USA - MAY 23, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice sweet aroma of vanilla, roast, dark fruit and oats. Surprisingly boozy in the scent. Flat black color with a big pillow of light brown foam. Tastes more roasty than sweet with the same dark fruit characteristics as in the aroma. Slightly bitter in the aftertaste. Average palate, a little watery. This was just ok. I disagree with the high rating.
hman43 (983) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
It pours black with a brown head. There is plenty of lacing on the glass. It has aromas of oats, vanilla, and chocolate. There are oat, chocolate, and vanilla flavors with hints of coffee. It has a very creamy texture that has a medium feel and finishes moderately bitter.
dreamflower (753) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 2, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle in Lethbridge. Aroma was dominated by super dark chocolate chocolate and coffee. It was super dark, a latte coloured head. The taste was vanilla and chocolate but I also detected some anise as well. I think that might have been because of the hops, a tinge of bitterness with played well with the dark chocolate elements. I wish I could have this again.
greenflower (7) - - MAR 28, 2016 does not count
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, found at LA liquor store. I found that the hops was overpowering but did appreciate the lingering dark cocoa flavors.
RSRIZZO (1933) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 18, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle shared with Headbanger. Color is black with good carbonation and a nice light brown head. Aroma is roasted malts and hint of vanilla in the back. It has a full with a lighter and smooth mouth feel. Flavor is lightly roasted with just a touch of coffee and chocolate. In the after taste a bit of bitterness show with a just a hint of vanilla. Overall its an easy drinking light stout, was hoping the vanilla showed a little more.
tsd08460 (706) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2016
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma: roasty, vanilla,
Appearance: black with a brown head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, vanilla
Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
Brandon1989 (496) - Euless, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown almost black with a two finger khaki head that left a lot of lacing around the glass. The aroma was dark roasted malts, some chocolate, and maybe some faint vanilla. The vanilla is much more pronounced the in the flavor than the aroma. You also pick up the dark roasted malts and some chocolate. The mouthfeel is light to medium and quite smooth.