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RATINGS: 88   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Ale aged in oak whiskey barrels with vanilla beans


2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Papsoe (25074) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2012
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of Doodler. Pours a clear orangey brown with a creamy, light brown head. Aroma has roast, subtle oak and even subtler smoke. Medium body, the lactic acidity hits you straight away revealing that this clearly suffers from a bad infection. Same notes as in the aroma are here: roast, ashes smoke and oak with a vanilla whiff, it’s just all overpowered by the sourness. Ends dryish and ashy. Shame. 030612

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
burg326 (4231) - Florida, USA - MAY 31, 2012
12 ounce bottle, pours a dark brown, aromas of chocolate, vanilla, some oak, light smoke, and light booze. Flavors are the same, blended nicely, not overly sweet, and a little thin for me to be a porter.

1.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
strongpieman (1560) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Bottle. Medium brown, light looking, no head. Aroma is smoky with some fruit. Taste is of rank fruit... Something must have gone wrong with this bottle or batch. For me, a drain pour.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
HonusWagner (1680) - Florida, USA - MAY 8, 2012
Very underwhelming, thin-bodied with little of the smoke or vanilla I’d expect from a beer with "smoked vanilla" in the name. I mean, it could definitely use a flavor infusion.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
m4rest88 (387) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Bottle bought at a liquor store in brentwood tennessee. Pours a black cloudy hue with a large light brown head that is mostly diminishing. Aroma of vanilla beans, chocolate, with hints of dark fruits alcohol and coffee. Aroma is slightly astringent with hints of tartiness weirdly enough. Coffee and chocolate notes are also present. Medium mouthfeel with light carbonation

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AR (1000) - Georgia, USA - APR 30, 2012
Somewhat sweet, similar to a milk chocolate flavor that is mixed with a smoky peat. There is also a little fruitiness, sort of a grape taste, that is also present. Medium body.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeeriedEyed (211) - USA - APR 25, 2012
Awesome porter right here. Definitely has smoke up in the flavor. Small hint of vanilla maple and whiskey.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1523) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - MAR 21, 2012
A good lesson in not always judging a beer by the brewery....been looking at this one in my beer fridge with trepidation given my less than stellar experiences with RBBC and this doesn’t suck. Pours dark brown almost black with a very small white head. Chocolate, vanilla, and maple dominate the aroma. The smoke flavor is light, but keeps this from crossing into over sweet territory. A little of the bourbon character which goes so well with the flavor. Good beer,

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hair6a11 (1399) - Illinois, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Bottle; pour is murky dark brown with a fine bubbled khaki head ; average retention, spotty lacing in this snifter. The nose is so muted; there are some chocolate, caramel malt notes..... and.... yeah. The flavor profile is at first some bitterness from the hop profile, some chocolate malts; now if this beer was whiskey aged its nearly impossible to tell. As far as the smoked elements... super muted. This beer sucks, point blank.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Thewade (340) - USA - MAR 6, 2012
Interesting beer...... smoothe and well balanced with definite vanilla notes.


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