dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 5, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Pours black with a tan head. Vanilla was very prominent but not overpowering. Cocoa and coffee notes as well. I really liked this beer. Very drinkable.
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katrinaez (786) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 8, 2014
4.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
UPDATED: APR 10, 2015 Deep flavor. Strong. Stays on your lips. Well worth it. Had in Vegas since the East Coast doesnít have it. Tap. Just had in bottle. More bitter flavors, But still great with oak and vanilla
gregwilsonstl (1569) - St. Louis, 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 itís obviously not extract. Tastes like a dark hoppy cream soda. Roasted. Some coffee Thanks aaron...I really enjoyed this.
zoucrew102 (1013) - - APR 20, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bomber. Roasted malt aroma with chocolate and vanilla notes. Pours black with a good light brown head with good retention and excellent lacing. Nice roasted and chocolate malt flavors that meld well. Finishes very smooth with vanilla notes coming through. Excellent stout.
Koskela (409) - Marysville, California, USA - JUN 12, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smell rich choc. With a nice vanilla note. The roasted malts really come out Its a deep brown with a little light brown head. Nice full bodied brew very chocolately and a hint of vanilla. The bitterness of the choc is delicious and the vanilla is on the aftertaste. Very well done
Squizzle (178) - Idaho, USA - JUL 3, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Yum! This beer was good from start to finished. I donít generally drink stout but Iíve been back for this one again and again.
manisthebeer (240) - squamish, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 21, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
AMAZING STOUT nice vanilla smell creamy taste and nice change up with vanilla instead of chocolate and coffee so go out and buy one of these let it warm up to almost room temp and your taste buds well get fucked hats off to ninkasi
GenDV138 (4122) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 20, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle poured into a nonic pint glass. Black with some brown hues around the edges and two fingers of nice frothy tan head. Aromas of vanilla, dark chocolate, caramel, sweet coffee and maybe a hint of dark fruit. Tastes of dark chocolate, vanilla, roasty notes, sweet mocha. Medium-full body with a dry finish. Creamy mouthfeel. Delicious.
onceblind (6172) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 1, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep black pour under a thin sticky light khaki head. Lovely chocolaty nose with some vanilla and earthy caramel and a soft oat tone. Flavor is rich but not too sweet. A little dry and roasty but tones of rich oats and earthy chocolate and a touch of dry earthy vanilla. Pretty tasty nightcap.
blackmurder (236) - Whitaker, Oregon, USA - APR 17, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is an outstanding beer for Ninkasi, a company that is usually synonymous with insipid IPAs impressed me with this one. My favorite beer so far this month and probably my new favorite local beer, taking the place of the might vanilla porter from Hop Valley. All in all this is a well balanced vanilla stout, canít say Iíve had too many of this style but this is the best Iíve tried so far. The vanilla taste is slightly dominant but I liked it. This is the Cadillac of mid ranged luxury stouts.