strangaj (250) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clearly a hybrid within the style. Perfect balance of vanilla, coffee, and roasted malt? Most beers that attempt this, e.g., breckenridge vanilla porter, miss the boat by over-emphasizing one of the three flavors (vanilla in that case, leaving a medicinal and unbalanced taste). This beer melds them perfectly. Awesome!
arminjewell (5149) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 4, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, thanks Amy! Dark brownish black pour with creamy tan head, aroma has notes of cola, dark fruits, chocolate, cocoa, biscuit, metallic notes. Taste is sour grain, cocoa, acidic coffee, toffee, cola, dark chocolate, finishing fairly bitter, but fairly sweet as well from the cane sugar.
Itzjerm (905) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - MAY 28, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
At the brewery, nice aroma that stands forth. Chocolate vanilla. Very enjoyable a pretty unique beer. For the Alchol content good body and flavor. Has a nice head and flavor. Pretty amazing beer.
Chudwick (1549) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAY 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle - pours dark ruby with quickly diminishing tan head. Nose is toasted caramel. Flavors adds just about what the commercial description says. Alcohol burns the gums a little. Taste is a little too artificial like a cheap cupcake or Fortune 500 company birthday cake. burp which reminds me of my decent buffalo chicken sandwich I had earlier. Like it, but probably wonít drink ever again.
jazzbassist81 (1) - Chillicothe, Alabama, USA - MAY 15, 2012 does not count
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
The Vanilla is too forward to truly appreciate the the other flavors. Itís incredibly smooth for itís high ABV...if youíre in to that.
ReggieDunlap (2778) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with a medium tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is mild but a bit roasty and a bit smoky. Flavor is roasty/burnt...slightly bitter...some dark chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium/full with a burnt, dry finish...not a fan of the aftertaste.
pellegjr (390) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle, pours dark cola w/ foamy mocha head, some chocolate-y esters backed by light espresso and some roast, light- to medium-bodied w/ heavy carbonation, toasted marshmallow, cream soda, and some roast on finish, interesting, jury is still out
shrubber85 (6510) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Brown sugar malt. Dark brown color with small head. Tangy sweet brown sugar, chocolate, and light coffee malt. Body on the light side. Pretty good - smooth and easy drinking.
Rustyham (1685) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 1, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I loved this- sweet, smooth, milky, like a coffee ice cream. the espresso was very approachable, not rough or too strong, like a latte. The beer had a nice robust roastiness but again, not too strong. I loved how easily this went down. On tap at the second East Nashville Beer Festival.
Kco (49) - USA - MAR 19, 2012
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Nice dark brown color. Good malt aroma. The vanilla just over powered the other flavors. I have had worse but still not to my taste.