phishpond417 (2088) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 1, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tastey beer! Pours a thick black colour with a full tan head. This brew made any sort of taste prior to the first sip, vanish immediately. Sweet, enticing creamy and lots of similarites between this and a specialty coffe drink.
heemer77 (5290) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAY 5, 2008
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the brewpub. The body is black with a light brown head. The aroma has lots of vanilla and milk chocolate. The taste has plenty of hot chocolate with some marshmellows mixed into it. Well made.
IlanMan (1015) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 8, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fresh from the Stone Cellar Brewpub. Pours a dark black with a long lasting dark golden head. Aroma of roasted coffee and vanilla. Tastes of roasted coffee, vanilla, chocolate, and grain. Good stout.
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - NOV 18, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub on 6/24/07: Pours a mostly opaque with dark mahogany edges and a wispy-lacing dark tan head. Lightly sugary sweet dark caramel and roasted malty nose with some vanilla character. Body starts with some candy sugary vanilla and dark caramel and chocolate malts among foamy carbonation and bitter roasted malt toward a drier, lingering bittersweet chocolate finish. A pretty nice stout.
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
black, fine tan head,
sweet vanilla aroma,
lots of sweet vanilla and chocolate flavor, touch of roasted,
the vanilla never vanishes
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 11/20
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at the sone Cellar Brewpub. Poured a dark brown color with an smaller sized tan head. Aromas of stronger vanilla that drowned out the other aromas (good thing I like vanilla beers!). Tastes of vanilla, with some roast and very light bitter chocolate.
Nuffield (4049) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Odd nose of cream soda. Dark brown/black body with cream head--stout? Rounded nuttiness, vanilla, something lactic and a bit chalky in the finish. Thin around the mouth. Interesting anyway.
JK (5650) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - MAY 6, 2007
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Skyview for sharing. A black beer and on the thin side for palate. The aroma is nice, unmistakable vanilla, very pleasant and it is not like syrup or sugar. Flavor is mild, dominated by vanilla that is probably more from the aroma than the flavor. Lightly smoked grains as well. Not as sweet as Breckenridge, but quite nice.
BDR (2534) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - MAY 5, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to skyview for sharing. Dark brown pour with a nice vanilla and coffee nose. Coffee body with subtle vanilla hints.
Skyview (5534) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Last stop during Wisconsin Tour #2 was at the brewpub off Oneida. Pours an opaque very dark brown with an off white/yellowish head. Lacing is very good. Aromas picked up are multi-grain bread, baker’s unsweeten chocolate, oatmeal and (of course) vanilla to the extreme. Hop presence is hard to pick up but it was more sweet hops than bitter hops. Taste is smooth with some roasted grain finish. A very interesting brew but worth picking up a 64-oz growler.