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RATINGS: 89   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Ale aged in oak whiskey barrels with vanilla beans

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2013
Creamy vanilla iced coffee nose with hints of wood and smoke. I think the smoke comes across as a chili pepper-like spiciness moreso than a salty or umami impression. Big, rich dark chocolate flavors with a boozey undertone that blends well with the hop bitterness. I think the strength of barrel and booziness in the mid through to the finish overpowers any of the smoked flavors, which isn’t a bad thing for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
atlrizzob (223) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Very good brew. The colour is black with creme head. It smells like smoked roasts. Very smooth taste with a good combo of the vanilla bean with a hint of roast and light smokiness. Wonderful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Barreras (1367) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - FEB 13, 2013
Pours a dark deep brown color with aroma of smoked malt. True roasted malt flavor with a mild burnt aftertaste that leaves a nice flavor on the palate. The oak barrels is recognizable but not overwhelming. A complex and flavorful beer that I recommend for the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
maxwelldeux (4219) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Bottle. Pours a near-black color with effectively zero head. Nose has some roasting and smokey notes to it. Taste is much smokier than the nose, but very tasty. Smooth drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
leah2974 (453) - Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Non-opaque black with thinnish head. Not a lot of smoke in the nose or the taste. Sweet, vanilla flavors. Somewhat sour.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
BVery (8691) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - DEC 5, 2012
Bottle. Very dark pour with a nice creamy head. Light smoke and oak on the aroma. Taste is ungodly sour - just nasty. Drain pour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle:   Deep brown, nearly black, thin white sudsy head, little lacing.   Roasty nose, a little smoked, some vanilla.   Has an aspect that also seems a bit sour.   Lots of roasty vanilla notes up front, smoke takes a back seat.   Sweet, not a hoppy example.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Tart finish, almost like its getting too old.   Otherwise a bit roasty, some vanilla, and certainly "tangy".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (7309) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2012
12oz bottle .. . pours a brown bread borwn, light foam .. . sweet tar, light smoke, and light vanilla .. . a touch tart, 2 years has done this ok . .. . are you saying that the pillow case will adjust to the shape of the pillow!?! good lord..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jw0406 (976) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 4, 2012
12 oz bottle pours a dark brown color with a medium tan head. Aromas of vanilla, chocolate, sweet roasted malt, some smoke in the background. Medium bodied, a little too sweet

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
callmemickey (3895) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2012
Dark black brown body. Think pale brown head. No lacing. Smell is whiskey, vanilla, chocolate and a little smoke. Flavor is overly sweet and cloying. Vanilla and roasted, chocolaty malts. Medium bodied, thin finish.

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