juicyhops (48) - Grayslake, Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Batch 299 302. Interesting. Brown and clear with a good nose but not sure how to describe it. Carmel maybe. Thick body and sweet flavor with vanilla and molasses and a hint of coffee. Unique... truly.
cfrancis (3094) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 18, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark golden yellow with a moderate white froth. Aroma is vanilla, coffee and lactose. Taste is a weird mess of vanilla, lactose, coffee and grassy grains. This didn’t work for me.
Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap @ Emporium - Chicago. Pour is cloudy yellow/orange with a small white head. Flavor and aroma of lactose, vanilla beans, roasted malt, mocha, and slight chocolate. Tastes like an imperial vienna lager.
pumpmaster (1353) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - APR 11, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22 ounce bottle purchased by Ashley at Bottles & Cans in Chicago. Very good!
Thechasm442 (753) - Chicago heights, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pour tulip. Clear caramel color with an average white head than shrinks and leaves little lacing. Aroma is cream, booze, and pepper. Taste is alcohol with cream, subtle pepper, malts, and more of a vodka type flavor. Totally similar to a white russian. Average thickness and great for what they are trying to do. Another pipeworks winner.
kermis (9995) - Zeeman, NETHERLANDS - OCT 31, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sampled. Pours clear amber with a ring off white head. Aroma of veggie pepper, light chillis, cardboard, toffee, sweet malt and vanilla. Flavour is over moderate sweet and light moderate bitter. Medium bodied with light to moderate carbonation.
ARH (1113) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: APR 4, 2016 22oz bottle, poured into a brandy snifter. The aromas of caramel, cocoa, and vanilla are initially noted with intensity, as well as a healthy dose of creamy lactose sugar. Undertones include cookie dough, and a soft acetone warmth that turns towards coffee beans with a light citrus hint. It pours a clear, oily, lightly effervescent, rich amber with a soft, light tan head containing small to micro bubbles and leaving only a mild retention and light lace. The taste profile is a medium high sweet with a nicely blended medium bitter. The texture is thickish and sticky with a soft fizz carbonation and a medium full body containing a strong chocolate chip cookies / shortbread and milk character with a syrupy caramel undertone. The finish is surprisingly clean and fresh with cooked brown sugar, coffee, and a smooth vodka alcohol warmth. It?s aftertaste is very mellow but has a lingering, dry, boozy quality
Mittenator (1612) - Michigan, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber at GGW 2015. Hazy gold with a blonde head. Odd malt and chocolate aromas. Sour vanilla and coffee.
alexsdad06 (8898) - Ohio, USA - MAY 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz. bottle at home. Pours a hazy dark golden amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet malts, caramel, mocha latte, vanilla, creamy, interesting, these blonde stout like beers play with the senses, hides the abv, decent.
Tmoney99 (13334) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 11, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured clear dark amber color with an average frothy white head that mostly minimal with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt and coffee aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted malt sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. My expectations where exceeded.
Mr_Abner (328) - Michigan, USA - FEB 6, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a golden orange/tangerine color. Aroma is sweet; lactose and vanilla most prominent, coffee, cocoa, some citrus/orange, some alcohol. Taste is of vanilla, lactose, coffee liquor, cocoa, but nothing really ties it all together. Really needs the beer equivalent of The Dude’s rug. Heavy sweetness. Cocoa and alcohol heat linger (which is nice, given the target taste), but misses on the mouthfeel (no doubt partly because of the carbonation) and it is just overly sweet. A bit sticky, rather than smooth and creamy. Without question, I’d rather have a well-made white russian. You should, too.