Gachupines (902) - USA - OCT 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a thin white head. Aroma is strong vanilla and cocoa with a hint of cinnamon. Flavor is big roasted cocoa with a good dose of vanilla. Cinnamon isn’t quite as noticeable in the taste. A bit bitter in the finish, this would benefit a bit from a rounder body. I think it would work well as a porter or stout, but it still packs a good bit of flavor. Makes for a good dessert beer, not overly sweet but a lot of complementary flavors.
nuplastikk (4434) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 27, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
500ml shared at Travlrs. Filtered brown-amber. Thin oily head. Nice balance between all the sweetness. Smooth on the palate. The cinnamon and coffee, vanilla are really nice. Pleasant, well-attenuated beer. Good stuff.
BeerandBlues2 (9726) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - SEP 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at home. Pours opaque brown with a medium, bubbly beige head, medium-short retention with good lacing. Aroma is chocolate, nutty and toast malt with cinnamon, vanilla and dates and no hop aroma. Flavor is sweet chocolate malt, light toast and nutty notes, faint chocolate, light earthy hops and light bitterness, dark fruits with cinnamon, vanilla and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
cstuartj (979) - Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2014
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle, pours dark reddish brown with a small head and lots of lacing. Very malty, sweet nose. Attack is bread yeast, sugars, a bit of bitter bite on the side of the tongue. A long lingering finish. Good middle of the pack beer.
Bebum (308) - - AUG 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Full body, avg texture. slightly flat mouthfeel, low carbonation and alcohol heat,
Moderately bitter, little acidity, not too dry,
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micieli6000 (27) - New York, USA - AUG 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very disappointed in this one. The description had me giddy. Vanilla, cinnamon, cocoa nibs! Yet I tasted none of these flavors. Even so this was a very bland tasting beer. Maybe next year will be better.
boxofrane (2127) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from wegmans. Pours brown with a large brown head that has decent retention. The aroma has big cinnamon, vanilla, and a bit of coffee. The taste has a nice cocoa, light vanilla, and the cinnamon comes in the finish . Really nice brew.
FROTHINGSLOSH (4943) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 27, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Sampled on draft at Hou Thou this beer poured a dark brown color with a huge creamy beige head that lingered and left exceptional lacing. The aroma was Doctor Pepper. The flavor was Doctor Pepper, malted milk, chocolate, fig and toffee. Long finish of Doctor Pepper and malted milk. Moderately full bodied. Disappointing.
NeoHippie2 (1010) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown pour with an off-white head. Similar to the 2012 in aroma but the coffee presence is very pronounced. Flavor is spiced coffee but the coffee subdues some of the other flavors going on a bit compared to the 2012 version. Still a respectable brew.
OmegaX (1256) - Florida, USA - APR 13, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was quite enjoyable. Bottle at home. Nose is cocoa, roast, some sweet milk chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt. Palate is a bit sticky, medium bodied, medium carb. Flavor is chocolate heavy with a medium sweetness. Malt galore and good vanilla and chocolate flavors. Nice!
Emeister84 (993) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aromas of vanilla, milk chocolate, and peppermint. Dark ruby with a mostly retaining small white head. Dry, floral, herbaceous, quite minty. Medium bodied and finishes with lingering mint.