Sammy (9144) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 24, 2015
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
A tale of two beers. The vanilla and chocolate and coffee was very drinkable. The aroma was horse blanket, and that lended some astringency to the taste.
orvalgold (31) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2015
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very dark black in color slight head quickly dissipated. A roasted chocolate aroma with some sort of metallic coffee aromatics, high carbonation doesn’t work well and it’s a bit thin. That toasty coffee bean aroma come through also. I had this on tap and really enjoyed it at the brewery the bottle however just seems to not provide the right balance.
knickskicks (813) - - JAN 18, 2015
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 2/20
Dark brown pour. Nose is sewage water. Taste is chocolate seltzer water. Fizzy mouthfeel. Bizarre.
ineedbeer (968) - Oakland, California, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 22 oz bottle.
Aroma is odd with some acidity and dark fruit notes. Medium light roast with light chocolate and hints of vanilla. Light toasted bread note.
Pours dark brown with a large, somewhat thin, dark tan head that slowly recedes to the edges. Light lacing and small legs.
Flavor is slightly off with an odd cream soda character. Medium vanilla with some light chocolate and faint roast. Slightly herbal with some light dark fruit notes. Low bitterness.
Mouthfeel is medium light bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and low alcohol warmth.
Overall, an odd beer. The vanilla was missing in the aroma and odd in the flavor. Really odd cream soda character.
MrHangover (2953) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @ New Years Tasting during pizza break. Pours a black beer with a small off white head on top. Aroma is vegetal, chocolate and vanilla. Flavor has some chocolatey notes, slight hint of caramel and is overall quite sweet and basic. Not very impressed by this.
kermis (5990) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 2, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle shared at The Hague New Year Whale Session (while breaking for pizza - this was not one of the whales). Pours dark brown with a ring tan head. Aroma of malt, veggies, light vanilla and my mum’s hair spray in the 80s. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.
50belair (2667) - Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with an off white head. Mild vanilla and roasted malt notes. Well there’s some vanilla and not much else. Below average body and mouthfeel.
keepersj12 (2814) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I liked this one. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. The aroma is smoky malt with some vanilla. The flavor is similar. Sweet like a milk stout. Medium to light bodied with a long lasting after taste.
alobar (2952) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours cola brown with aroma of vanilla, chocolate, roasted malt. Lots of vanilla and chocolate sweetness with some roasted malt. Decent beer.
daknole (9797) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 16, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown, brown head. Off flavors. Chocolate, plastic, old coffee, roast. Meh.