Bif (1833) - 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 (7377) - 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 (10312) - 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 (3670) - 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.
Beachmaster (293) - Oklahoma, USA - DEC 13, 2014
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pint can into a pint glass. Pours a deep brown, with a medium mocha head that fades quickly. Some lacing. Nose is coffee, caramel, and chocolate, and the taste follows the nose, with a hint of vanilla added. Very smooth. Nice.
arnold931 (1109) - Iowa, USA - DEC 11, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours very dark brown with very little head. Nose and taste are caramel and vanilla. A little roast in the aftertaste. Nice.
jeremyh70 (977) - Missouri, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a clear chestnut with a nice tan head and decent lacing. Aroma of vanilla, mocha, cocoa and sweet tobacco. Taste is similar with an earthy vanilla flavor, mocha, cocoa, coffee and a bit of roast. Finishes with some mild roast and tobacco. A semi creamy mouthfeel, medium/full body and low carbonation. Easy drinking and flavorful.
M82 (445) - Kansas, USA - DEC 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
A black body trimmed in mahogany supports a quickly fading, creamy to frothy, light khaki head which settles to a medium ring with a few arcing series of dots and islands
Rich, integrated aromas and flavors of vanilla infused chocolate cake badder, treacle, caramel, nuttiness, and faint accents of plumb preserves and cola on a light-plus body offering light carbonation and light residuals of the previously mentioned components with a greater emphasis on the dark fruit sweetness
Lots of flavor and richness in a sessionally appropriate strength and package, glad to have this brewery near by
16oz can code 11:37 drink by 04/03/15 served first week of KC availability this year at 45º into 14.7oz Zwiesel Cognac snifter
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 19, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Very deep in color, nice foamy head. Aroma is roast and vanilla beans. Flavor is mild roasted malts, sweet but not cloying. Milk chocolate and vanilla are prominent on the palate. Medium bodied. Delicious and well made.
Niko100 (2450) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 19, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, vanilla, cocoa, & dark chocolate; Flavor of roasted malt, milk/dark chocolate, some vanilla, hops, and coffee; Good.