jeremyd365 (124) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - OCT 18, 2012
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This poured a nice dark brown with little tan head. Its nose was awesome from the get-go: strong coffee and vanilla... Very sweet. It’s flavor was somewhat less powerful but still very delicious. It was full bodied and definitely one ill have again.. I’d especially like to try it on tap!
Antmar7936 (4) - Woodstock, Illinois, USA - OCT 3, 2015 does not count
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
roasty, caramel, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, black, tan foam,
This beer is good although it is a little too strong for me. An excellent beer for someone who likes bold flavor.
dfearnley (1367) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 19, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle to plastic :(
Vanilla, caramel, candy, butterscotch. Dark brown with a light brown head, no lacing. Taste is vanilla fudge, oats, and some bitterness once the sweet subsides.
LiMuBai (221) - - SEP 2, 2015
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Great beer! Full aroma of vanilla and caramel. Poured super foamy, so, I had to wait a few moments before drinking. Flavor full of vanilla and caramel. It also has a hint of smoke. Textbook coloring for stout. Despite the increased BAC, it is well hidden in the flavor.
Foxbush (1531) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22 oz bottle from a friend The stout poured a pitch black with small tan head that quickly dissipated and no lacing. The aroma of hazelnuts and vanilla greet you and never leaves you. The first sip was of sweet vanilla. This experience is like having a sweet desert and not a stout. This would be wonderful on dry cakes with ice cream. The stout has a medium body with soft carbonation. The sweet taste may appeal to some, but for me this is just too sweet for me..
demannu (230) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at SS. Super sweet. Guess it achieves what it is going for but just too sweet to be enjoyable. Least favorite of the blackwater series.
bennetporter (443) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep dark brown from a bottle with a small khaki head with largish bubbles. Aroma is of a caramel vanilla sundae, flavor is somewhat similar, but in float form sitting in moxie. Good beer.
simont1 (462) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of overload vanilla, wood, faint smoke, butterscotch, caramel, and some figs and raisins. This is quite sweet, but still quite thin. Taste is vanilla, waay too much vanilla, a bitterness that I could only identify as vanilla bean bitterness, some wood astringency as well.
popway (109) - California, USA - JUL 15, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I have the old label cow pic and it is more hip than the new label
been shelving this for a year or two
Served with vanilla ice cream
Aroma is creme brûlée duh burnt sugar
A little heat on the finish
Reddish brown colour (note the Brit spelling here...hehe)
As it is a nice dessert beer
rouhlas (1475) - GREECE - JUL 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
650ml bottle. Black with beige head. Malty aroma, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, light coffee. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma. Medium to full oily body with soft carbonation.
BeerdedDave (964) - - JUN 29, 2015
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
a stout brewed with vanilla beans;black color; outstanding aroma - tons of vanilla and some chocolate; really smooth;fantastic, choclaty flavor with lots of vanilla and some cream soda notes; pretty sweet; I am not normally a fan of sweet beers, but this one is fntastic;defitely a desert beer