jcr (2554) - Jasper, Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Deep brown body with a frothy tan head, rapidly diminishing. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, cookie dough. The flavor is moderately sweet and lightly bitter. It finishes moderately sweet and lightly bitter. Medium body, watery/velvety texture, moderate carbonation. Lots of vanilla in the taste along with notes of sweet cocoa powder, light char, chocolate. Slick oatmeal feel.
basaywhat (173) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - APR 9, 2016
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16 oz can. Pours nearly black with a beige head that lasts. Aroma is mostly vanilla, some chocolate some roasted malts. Milky sweet stout with a hint of chocolate and lots of vanilla.
shrubber85 (10672) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 12, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Vanilla, chocolate, oatmeal, malt, and straw aroma. Dark brown with moderate tan head. Sweet chocolate oatmeal cookie, malt, and mildly bitter herbal grass flavor. Medium body - kind of light for the style.
ARH (1117) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
17 oz can poured into a goblet. The aroma starts strong with creamy vanilla, leather, and subtle lactose that turns to brewed coffee, then roasted coffee, with undertones of chocolate, nuts, and oats. The beer pours a rich, dark raisin brown, with tan, soft foam, cream head that becomes rocky and unstable leaving only light retention and lace. The taste is a medium high sweet and medium light bitter. The texture is oily and slick with a soft fizz carbonation and a medium body. The flavor of creamy lactose and vanilla is initially noted, followed by light, brown ale-like raisin and finishes smooth with a flourish of vanilla molasses and lactose sugar - kinda like a root beer float - and a leather funk. The aftertaste is toasted nuts with a slight bourbon- like hint and lactose.
jhp40219 (447) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 28, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pint can into tulip glass. Pours a dark brown with a small tan head that disappates almost immediately and leaves no lacing. Big vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts, caramel, coffee. Full body, creamy and smooth texture, average carbonation, long finish of malt, vanilla and chocolate. Absolutely delicious!
Thechasm442 (774) - Chicago heights, Illinois, USA - FEB 27, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can pour to nonic pint. Black with a creamy tan head and decent lacing. Aroma is vanilla, oats, roasted malts, and dark chocolate. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, oats, and lots of roasted malt flavor. Thinner and well balanced. Good beer,
Patrickctenchi (6034) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 27, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
pretty much black....with a slight ruby tint....small tan head.
Fresh roast vanilla bean and coffee aroma.
Flavour is sweet vanilla bean, vanilla cream, coffee malt, cocoa powder.
Cola-like carbonation at the beginning.
Really wonderful....a delight to drink as a dessert, or otherwise.
weitz15 (542) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 30, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour. Aroma is of strong coffee and sweet malts. The nose matches the taste, but has a vanilla hint that adds a very nice twist.
Obfuscate (473) - Minneapolis, - JAN 29, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Very good. Rich and creamy with vanilla, oats and chocolate. I like it better than the original.
Drake (11781) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
16 ounce can thanks to Secret Santa crajun! Dark brown, large fizzy dark brown head that fades to nothing fairly quickly. Aroma of vanilla, roasted malts, lactose. The taste is sweet lactose, vanilla bean, mild roasty finish. Medium bodied.