GlasgowTAD (658) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light brown with a light brown head which soon disappears.Aroma is smoke and strong vanilla. Taste is vanilla, smoked fish and cocoa. Slightly watery with a light body.
BenH (3083) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma of vanilla and smoke. Taste of vanilla, smoke and chocolate. Quite thin
Stuu666 (6777) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at tad’s. Pours black, nose is sweet chocolate, vanilla, smoky, taste is similar, dry, a little thin.
jamestulloch (2212) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Opaque dark brown body with a lasting beige head. Steady carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma of smoked cheese, filter coffee and subtle vanilla. Flavour of lightly smoked malts, milk chocolate and vanilla cream. Medium body with a smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Soft fizz. An interesting beer, although it becomes a tad cloying.
TheSilentSaint (98) - Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with white head. Tastes vanilla. Smells vanilla. Tastes coffee and vanilla malts. Overall good beer!
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Handypaul (326) - - MAR 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Lots of bitterness, no smoke and a fair bit of vanilla. Pours dark brown with a frothy head that thins quickly leaving almost no lacing. Medium and lingering bitterness, weak aroma of vanilla, medium body and a long bitter finish. Kinda ho hum.
demannu (207) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had high expectations for this beer. Smokey? Very much so. Vanilla bean? Not so much. It’s there but I wanted a more pronounced vanilla flavor. Maybe the smoke and bitterness just buried it a bit too much for me. I’m sure others will appreciate it this more than I did.
jflopsu (841) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown with a hint of amber. Has a strong smoky aroma with chcolate, coffee and vanilla. A very grainy taste with coffee and vanilla. Lingering coffee taste that is very dry.
jc1762 (254) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 26, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Birth & Barley - shows translucent copper brown with a finger of coffee colored foam.
The nose shows overwhelmingly large vanilla with a very subtle smokiness.
The palate starts off with good clean vanilla flavors & completely dry. Vanilla everywhere in the background.Smoke is definitely there but not a very harmonious mix. Bitterness on finish comes from hops and not smoke. Foamy and light bodied with medium carbonation.
BrettTaylor (638) - Radford, Virginia, USA - FEB 25, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle. Aroma - mix of vanilla and smoke. Taste - significantly smoky - they aren’t joking around. Malty, vanilla, almost bourbony back end. Too wood smoky for me.