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RATINGS: 86   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Ale aged in oak whiskey barrels with vanilla beans


3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
yespr (30902) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2012
12 fl oz bottle. Pours clear and golden deep amber with a small tan head. Aroma is roasted malty and light caramelish. Vanilla, roasted malty and citric sour. Smoked and light tarish. Vanilla and citric finish. Very strange, yet not offensive.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (29207) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2012
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.

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Papsoe (25088) - 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 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11078) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 15, 2011
12oz bottle-pours a dissipating ltight brown head and brown color with red tint. Aroma is smoky wet wood campfire. As it warms, caramel-medium malt. Taste is sweet medium malt-caramel/roasty, bourbon, medium fruit-slight vinegar occasionally.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2012
Name: Vanilla Gorilla, Smoked
Date: September 30, 2011
Mode: Bottle
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: opaque dark brown, wispy beige head
Aroma: smokey dark chocolate aroma, just a hint of vanilla sweetness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, lots of vanilla sweetness, touch of dark chocolate, light smoke, hint of bourbon brings out the richness in the chocolate, as it warms the oaky smoke comes out and the sweet vanilla receeds to become mostly dry with a touch of roast

Name: Vanilla Gorilla, Smoked
Date: November 19, 2011
Mode: draft
Source: tmac kennesaw
on draft the sweet vanilla comes out over the top with too much sweetness like a creme brulee,

Name: Vanilla Gorilla, Smoked
Date: February 15, 2012
Mode: bottle
Source: cellar stock
picking up a sourness, little sweetness left, drink em up boys,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *** /4

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pinball (10764) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUN 14, 2012
clear brown, small light brown head. very nice aroma of roast, wood, faint licorice, vanilla, very nice.. flavor is sour, vanilla, roasteed malts.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (9652) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2011
Bottle courtesy of Craftbeerdesign (thanks Geoff) poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting creamy tan head. Aromas of dark chocolate, vanilla, light smoke, burnt carmel and a hint of bourbon. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of vanilla, milk chocolate, light smoke and a hint of bourbon with a smooth lingering vanilla finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (9037) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 7, 2011
Draft… This beer rocks!… Black ale with a small, fluffy, khaki head. Decent retention. The aroma is of milk chocolate and robust vanilla flanked by light hickory smoke and a touch of maple syrup. Full-bodied with a silky mouthfeel and medium carbonation. The flavor unveils toasted nuts, chocolate and vanilla. Pleasantly sweet, milk chocolate and vanilla finish. Very agreeable. World class stuff!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Bottle courtesy of drowland. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of chocolate, vanilla, some cognac, spicy. Tastes oaky and dry with some caramel and molasses on the finish.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
phaleslu (6335) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 13, 2012
12 oz. bottle from stevemastny- thanks again, Steve! Pours a dark, deep, mostly opaque coffee brown with a small tan head that leaves a lasting ring. Smokiness emerges from the aroma immediately, with notes of dark fruits, chocolate, vanilla, oak, and whiskey- pretty much what it advertises but something was just a wee bit off; maybe too much fruit? Is infection starting to set in? The flavor confirms that yes, something is off. There is a ton of tart fruit in complete opposition to a really nice woody, smoky note; some cocoa and bacon. So unfortunate. It’s not terrible and totally undrinkable, but it is in no way what was intended. Half of the flavor is fantastic but is torpedoed by the rest. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a smoky, tart mouthfeel. Both linger, too, so it’s insane on the palate. Damn.


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