Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - OCT 29, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Top notch. The nose is roast and chocolate with touches of smoky vanilla. Transparent black with a tight fine beige head. Balanced between sweet malt and vanilla flavors and roast and smoke bitterness. Full side of medium bodied with a smooth carbonation and mouth feel and a balanced finish.
Suttree (5644) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 2, 2012
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
I hope this was infected, because I can’ imagine they meant for it to smell and taste like this. I smelled sour, like vinegar, with some vanilla in the back. Tasted even more sour than it smelled, with just a little vanilla. No smoke. No chocolatey, coffee porter flavors. Drain pour. Will re-rate as soon as I can find it again.
edgallow (2963) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 28, 2012
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of smoke, wood, malt and a hint of sweetness. Taste was kind of funky, smokey then tart, not much else.
AmEricanbrew (6449) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown color with fleeting tan head. Big smoked meat, leather, wood char, chocolate aromas. Light body. Vanilla, wood, smoked meat, wood char flavors--good
TheBeerGod (5638) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - gift courtesy of my friend Noel. Dark cola colored brown with a tall, fluffy tan head. Aroma is strong wood notes, smoked cedar, and faint vanilla. Taste is chocolate covered cherries, peat, oak, roasted malt and vanilla notes. Body is light-medium with soft, creamy carbonation. Ends with more chocolate covered cherries, wet oak, smoked malt, peat/iodine and soft vanilla.
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUL 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: pours smoky brown under a voluminous tan head which fades slow and blotchy. Swirls creamy like whipped chocolate mousse.
Nose: smoke, vanilla, caramel, chocolate nougat, and bourbon in the back. Rich. Smoke all around. Melting caramel and vanilla. Tannins in the nose.
Palate: unfortunately much thinner than the nose implied with an unexpected tannic tartness leading the way – cherry skins and leather. Smoke, plums, and tart cherries. Leather and old wood in the finish. Sides of cheeks tingle. Peaty meaty bacony smoky middle with a weak beginning and a weak finish.
Final Thoughts: the nose was amazing but unfortunately the palate didn’t really measure up. Not bad but definitely not great – just alright.
Pinball (11589) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
clear brown, small light brown head. very nice aroma of roast, wood, faint licorice, vanilla, very nice.. flavor is sour, vanilla, roasteed malts.
BeerFanDan17 (1034) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - JUN 7, 2012
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very unique brew here. Smokey, yet somewhat sweet from the vanilla with a faint tartness of black cherry.
jesperhammer (3622) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
03-JUN-2012, bottle @Papsø tasting.
Dark, dark brown with low tan head.
Fruity nose, dark malts, a little roast. Very faint smoke.
Overwhelming vanilla taste. Really too much.
Perhaps a little smoke. Some tartness - infected?
More and more roasted and porter-like as it warms. Strange.
Ungstrup (30977) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottled. A dark brown beer with a thin lazing off-white head. The aroma has notes of smoke, whiskey, roasted malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of vanilla, smoke, whiskey, and caramel, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.