charule (1400) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can from local trade. Poured black with thick white beige head. Aroma of oats ripe banana. Light carb med bod. Taste of choc banana. Maybe some vanilla comes out.
fidelis83 (2075) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - JAN 12, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black pour with a three finger, chunky mocha head that has great retention. Aroma is dark caramel, vanilla, roast, woody smoke, lactose, toasted nuts, milk chocolate, a hint of earth and floral, spicy hops. Flavor is sweet caramel, chocolate syrup, roast, vanilla, faint char, oaky smoke, a little light roast coffee, cooked apple and light fruity and spicy hops. Light to medium body, very creamy entry, light, blanketing and somewhat sharp carbonation, and increasing char dryness to the finish. Really tasty stuff, nice mix of smoke, char, sweet vanilla and chocolate. It could use a bit more heft to the body, both for feel and to tone that carbonation down a bit.
AbbeyRoade (432) - Missouri, USA - JAN 10, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Absolutely delicious vanilla stout!!! Deep smoky vanilla flavor. Wonderful smooth thick creamy body. Excellent.
jahshuwuh (454) - USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fairly dark color with half finger of creamy light khaki head. Smells of chocolate milk, vanilla, lactose, slight earthy coffee. Taste is just like the smell, good amount of vanilla with the chocolate milk, somewhat creamy, lot of lactic. Sweet but light, enjoyable.
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mphopkins99 (2) - Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours very thick with a nice 2 finger head. Vanilla smell comes through immediately with a hint of alcohol burn. Goes down very smooth and the vanilla dominates the taste. At 5% this is a rare session stout that I will definitely go back to.
kambei70 (718) - - DEC 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2014 can. Pours a dark brown/black with a dark tan head. Aroma is vanilla and chocolate milk shake with brewed coffee. Taste is chocolate milk and vanilla with roasted ground coffee and a pleasant bitterness. Slightly sweet but it's well balanced with the roast and bitterness. Medium mouthfeel.
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Bif (1581) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - DEC 23, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can. Pours a dark brown with a foamy tan color. Aroma of malt, vanilla and dark chocolate. Taste of roasted malt, dark chocolate and vanilla. Nice bitterness with a dry finish. Full body, smooth and creamy. Has a nice rich chocolate feel without being overly sweet. Enjoyable beer that fits the winter season quite well.
drowland (6515) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12/19/14. 16oz can from Moline Hy Vee. Black pour with a thick tan head that sticks and laces well. Toasty aroma, mildly acidic, chocolate, ashy. Nice flavor, lots of vanilla pops through, mildly ashy, melds nicely with the vanilla. Digging it!
adnielsen (9619) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big fucken can @ home, thanks to GrandaddyKC for sending! Pours a deep brown appearance with a foamy brown head. The aroma has a fair amount of roast, some smoke, vanilla, and earth. Moderately sweet and fairly high bitterness. Some vanilla but not overwhelming. Finishes bitter and roasty. Ok.
TheEpeeist (3431) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 oz can. Dark brown with a big foamy tan head. Nose is vanilla, coffee, cocoa and caramel. Medium body with fizzy carb making it feel lighter. Taste is cola, coffee, vanilla and grape needing just a bit of roast to balance. Good starter for the evening.