heemer77 (5174) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - MAR 13, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can. Deep black body with a light brown sugar colored head. Nose of lightly roasted coffee and dough. Hints of nuts and a very light vanilla are present. The flavor is again, lightly roasted coffee with some milk chocolate. Vanilla is barely present. An ok beer, but I am not sure how it improves on the original. Smooth and light.
dmac (4682) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Can shared at the FF tasting. Poured a deep dark brown, almost black, with a smaller foamy beige head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate cake mix, dry dark bread and Tootsie Roll chocolate. Flavor unfortunately is not as good as the aroma, still nice though. Notes of bread, tonic water, chocolate on the end and some vanilla muffins. Fizzy watery body with a quick fading aftertaste.
Dogbrick (9460) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This brew pours a brownish-black color with a medium tan head that recedes steadily to a film. Partial rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of chocolate malt, vanilla and mild coffee. Light-bodied with flavors of roasted malt, vanilla, cocoa and coffee. The finish is roasty with a vanilla coffee aftertaste. Decent overall.
johnnymusky (568) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 3, 2015 poured from can...pour is black with a 2 inch frothy head....nose is all vanilla and chocolate....mouth is the same with a little coffee mixed in....very solid....love tallgrass beers....(#406)
jtclockwork (10894) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours dark brown. Nose/taste of coffee, vanilla bean and light cocoa. Medium body.
jredmond (6308) - Manhattan, New York, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can at Paul’s February 2015 tasting. Pours a deep brown with soft white lacing. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side with delicious vanilla bean in the nose and clean malt, vanilla, and chocolate tootsie rolls on the palate.
vtafro (4841) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Dark brown pour with tan head. Vanilla and roasted malt aromas. Light vanilla bean, some darker malt and chocolate flavors.
kkleu357 (561) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 27, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a tallboy into a glass. Nice dark body. Sweet slightly roasted aroma. Tasty beer. some notes of coffee and chocolate with a lot of vanilla flavor.
snoworsummer (3254) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Pours dark brown with a fizzy tan head. Tastes like sweet vanilla, chocolate, toasted malt. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like vanilla, chocolate, and roasted malt.
GranvilleTim (1778) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour with a dark brown head. Aroma is vanilla, oatmeal, roasted malt. Taste is creaminess of oatmeal, vanilla finish. Roasted malt in the finish. All flavors combine for a tasty treat. Nice lacing.