IrishBoy (4071) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Imbibe Wine. Nose is vanilla, Quik Hot Chocolate mix, and a hint of coffee. Clear, very dark brown with a medium tan head. Flavor is chocolate with some vanilla.
BucannonXC5 (1331) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 16, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Type: 22-oz. bottle
Glass: Clear 9-oz. plastic cup
From: Liquor King in Fresno, Calif.
Purchased: March 31, 2016
Consumed: April 1, 2016
Misc.: No BOD on bottle
Looking forward to this one. Iím a fan of porterís, cocoa and vanilla. Picked this up with a few other Tioga-Sequoia beers and this one stood out of the lot except for maybe the Autumn Rush (BBA breakfast stout). Letís go.
Poured a very dark mahogany color (almost black) with 2-to-3 fingers of khaki-tan frothy head. Average amount of sporadic lacing on the sides of the cup. Average retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 3.75)
Smelled vanilla beans, cocoa, chocolate, marshmallow and light tobacco. Not a lot, but appealing. (Smell - 3.75)
Taste follows the nose unfortunately, was hoping for better. Definitely artificial flavors. Vanilla, cocoa, sugary milk chocolate, hints of caramel and toffee, marshmallow and brown sugar. (Taste - 3.75)
Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, chocolately finish. (Feel - 3.75)
This was good, but I think I overrated it a tad at 3.75. Too much artificial noise. (Overall - 3.75)
3.75 85 B+
marcus (8688) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours Near black with a nice tan head and a strong cocoa aroma. There is avmedium-bodied roasted malt flavor with a lot of cocoa and a little vanilla.
brokensail (15271) - San Leandro, California, USA - AUG 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Tioga-Sequoia Beer Garden. Dark brown in color with some off-white foam. Sweet vanilla and lots of dark cocoa on this one. Slight roasty bitterness along with some dark fruit and chocolate milk sweetness. Mild caramel as well. A lot lighter than expected, but still pretty nice. Maybe a bit sweet for the environment itís served in (outdoor beer garden...in Fresno...in the summer), but not a bad beer.
SanfordBrewer (1454) - Sanford, Florida, USA - JUN 23, 2015
2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 4/20
Opaque brown with a foamy tan head. Creamy full body with medium carbonation.
Aroma: roasted malt, chalky carbonates, faint cacao and woody vanilla. Some faint hops and rubbery phenols.
Taste: sharp roasted malt bite, rich cacao, woody vanilla, and burnt finish. Had an off-putting phenolic character for the first sip or two that faded.
Nice flavors, and fairly balanced, but overall just too sharp and biting. Comes across like an imperial stout that is missing the residual sweetness of actually being a higher gravity brew. Gets more acrid and biting with each sip.
TXBadger (2379) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown color with tan colored head. Vanilla, cocoa, and lighy roast on the nose; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more chocolate than anything else, a little vanilla too.
toml219 (285) - California, USA - FEB 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours almost black no head. Smell of chocolate and vanilla. Sweet chocolate taste with hint of vanilla and a bit of bitter ness.
baraciisch (2728) - California, USA - MAR 9, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown in color... Aroma of vanilla, cocoa, chocolate malts... Flavor is dessert, notes of vanilla, chocolate, dark malts... Solid beer
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deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 15, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A- pours a hazy dense brown with lighter cola colored edges. One finger of light tan head. Good lacing. S- dirty earth, chalk, cocoa powder, vanilla, chocolate and coffee are all present. Some light hop notes - grass mostly. Slight smoke. M- light to medium oily body with a mixed creamy and bitter light palate. T- starts with some chocolate, vanilla and cocoa powder. Middle is dry earth, musty wood and bakers chocolate. Long bitter ending shows mineral water, chalk, citrus and grass.
bhensonb (13611) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap at California Brew fest. Pours brown with a dark tan head. Light chocolate aroma. Med body. Tastes chocolate/vanilla. Mildly bitter.