Sarlacc83 (747) - Oregon, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Chris. Thanks!A: Deep black with a fluffy cappuccino head. Leggy.N: Caramel and cocoa. Vanilla, intensely. Coffee. Char and smoke. Oak and tobacco and earth. Cigar. Red wine.T: Smokey and bitter. Good sweetness to balance. Maybe a little sour.M: Heavy body. Creamy carbonation. Alcohol is hidden.O: The slight sourness detracts detracts a bit but the flavors are there.
douglas88 (6019) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle thanks to Luke. Pours a black color with a medium creamy brown head. A huge sour mash nose. Huge vanilla and dark fruit, tobacco, anise, licorice.
gEUS (1055) - Linden, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by krazy lraddel who brought a nice horizontal to the tasting... Thanks man! Typical Prairie deep dark brown with a steady dark brown head. The nose reveals some vanilla, but especially coconut and some solvent/paint. Very potent stout
kraddel (3115) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - AUG 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle thnx to Experiment_ale
Pours black, big grey head .
Smell is sweet, wine ( the fuck ? ) , oak, tannines ( and here i was thinking it was not barrel aged )
taste also contains a wine-like taste , sweet, grainy, fruity . Bit plastic, but nice . Very good, but I cannot find any vanilla in this one
lb4lb (2546) - Austin, Texas, USA - AUG 24, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tastes a bit strongly of whiskey and that detracts from the flavor. Not much vanilla flavor but nicely balanced. Not something Iíd want again or even came close to finishing though.
baraciisch (1882) - USA - AUG 17, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark black in color with tan head... Light carbonation... Aroma is huge of vanilla, light roasted malts, whiskey barrel... Flavor is bitter roasted malts, balanced by vanilla, smoke... Enjoyable
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
merc7186 (2090) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JUL 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: Oatmeal, Mild Chocolate
Appearance: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes Almost No Light, Thin Brown Head Ring, Mild Lacing
Taste: Oatmeal, Vanilla, Mild Chocolate
Mouthfeel: Decent Mouthfeel, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Drying
charule (1099) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Phillip in OK. Poured black with decent tan head. Aroma of heavy sweet vanilla light choc like baking. Light carb med bod. Pretty bitter choc taste that doesn't match the aroma. Wish it was sweeter and more taste of vanilla.
GreatDane1632 (372) - North Dakota, USA - JUL 15, 2014
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Rated from notes taken on 1 Jun 2014 -- Did a side-by-side tasting of Regular, Coffee, and Vanilla Noirís. This is an awesome brew. This gets the edge above the other two. The Vanilla just gives it a little something extra that the others lack. The vanilla melds extremely well with this stout.
DuffMan (6743) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, RBAG 2014 prelim. Hearty near black, similar profile to the regular Noir with a truckload of vanilla sweetness. Not "extracty" , but if you donít like vanilla, then this probably will not ring your bell.