crossovert (8153) - Illinois, USA - FEB 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample pour at Beinnys. Nice drinkable sweet stout, the vanilla is highly apparent lending a creaminess.
fiercepanda (600) - Missouri, USA - FEB 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A black beer with a small tan head. The aroma is chocolate, vanilla, and lactose. The flavor is light vanilla and bittersweet chocolate. Very light and easy drinking.
Jow (2321) - New York, USA - FEB 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can during super bowl. Pours deep brown with nice head. Nose is vanilla and heavy cream. Tastes of mostly vanilla, but with light chocolate, plenty of lactose, some light malt and earth. Creamy and silky mouth feel.
tmoreau (2621) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint can poured to a shaker at Lunar Brewing Co., with a black/brown color that showed a bit of ruby highlighting at the base, frothy persistence to the billowy, tan head foam, and waves & spots of clingy lacing. The nose was roastiness, expressive Ghiradelli-like, gourmet chocolate, with vanilla bean, not extract, blended in. The taste had a creamy, milk & chocolate nature to it, less roastiness, light to medium body, with low bitterness, and soft carbonation. Would have preferred some better texture, which came off a bit thin, but still liked this stout’s flavorful drinkability.
JustDrinkIt (261) - Arizona, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown/black pour with abundant light tan head that fades somewhat quickly. Aroma is full of roast, vanilla, and soft notes of coffee and chocolate. Flavor is more of the same, buttery smooth mouthfeel, cardamom and possibly nutmeg.
partywithanM (103) - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I like the regular one but the vanilla bean stout is not for me. It tastes like metal top me. Not my favorite but not horrible.
wlajwl (4125) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JAN 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is chocolate/cocoa, malts and mild vanilla notes. The flavor is chocolate, fruit, light vanilla and a tart/sweet finish.
nuplastikk (4741) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz can. Vanilla cocoa aroma. Brown black body. Lighter side of full bodied. Vanilla takes over, pretty singular, dominant. A pretty good beer. A touch watery, thin.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On firkin at joes inn on 05/16/2011 as Buffalo Sweat Vanilla Cacao. Dark black body small creamy tan head. Sweet roast chocolate and vanilla aroma. Sweet creamy chocolate, roast and lots of vanilla flavor. Medium full body with moderate carbonation
Finhead (1242) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - DEC 29, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with a a frothy, tan head. The aroma has roasted coffee with some mild vanilla. It has a medium body with silky texture and average carbonation. The taste is slightly sweet with a roasted semi-dry finish.