justsayswell (188) - Mission, Kansas, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 oz can into a pub glass. Big head on this one, dark brown pour, but a little light shows in the bottom of the glass. I could smell the vanilla before I even picked it up. Aroma is vanilla, roasted malt, coffee, and some tobacco. Head isnít really foamy, more fizzy, and dissipates fairly quickly. Body is pretty light, less carbonated than I would have guessed from the head, really smooth, little sweetness. Muted coffee and dark chocolate. Vanilla isnít overpowering at all, really, and the coffee/vanilla thing is fairly balanced. Maybe I got a bad can, but my first impression was that it tasted kinda flat and very light bodied. I was excited to try this, but Iím kinda disappointed. That being said, itís only 5% abv, and its pretty drinkable so it might be a fun session beer.
kbudd19 (899) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 5, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can from Tim, thanks man!! Appearance is black with light mocha head. Aroma vanilla, lactose, light coffe roast, and chocolate. Taste is light roast, vanilla, and a hit of chocolate. This is pretty decent, nice amount of roast balanced with a hint of vanilla sweetness, nice!
Leighton (14430) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Can shared in LDN, thanks to Manny G. Pours clear brown with a mild, tan cream topping. Big sugary milk chocolate aroma with touches of coffee grounds and burnt grains. Medium sweet flavor with some cheap-tasting chocolate character, earth, burnt wheat. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Sweet finish with light nutty elements, more milk chocolate, soft earthy bitterness, burnt bread. Tasty if a bit simplistic.
Theydon_Bois (12925) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can split at Jack The Sipper leaves for the FBI again tasting, thanks to Manny Goldberg for this .rar state rake - just my 3rd, 14/07/15.
Light black with a decent tan covering.
Nose is vanilla, earthy roast, spice, sweet malt.
Taste comprises light roast, sweet licks, maple syrup, chocolate, vanilla bean.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
Decent enough sweet stout.
madmitch76 (18659) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUL 18, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
14th July 2015
Farewell Jack bottleshare at Craft Clerkenwell. Cheers to Manny. Almost clear but deep amber beer, thin cream colour head. A little pecan nuts on the nose! Palate is airy, soft and semi dry. Modest fine carbonation. Trace of pecan follows the snout. Mellow vanilla and mild bourbon biscuit. Touch of chocolate. Light semi dry finish. Interesting but never quite reaches full lift off.
jackl (5823) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle @ The Clerkenwell Share. Thanks to Manny! Deep brown pour with a modest white head. Nose reminds of of frosted sugar shredded wheat. Unmistakable shredded wheat, some brown sugar. Vanilla cream. Taste is quite sweet. Restrained by some toasted grain. Nice balance. Creamy, easy going on the palate. Good for what it is.
Scopey (9412) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can thanks to Manny G. It pours cloudy deep brown with a small tan head. The nose is sweet vanilla right in your face, coconut, pretty creamy, milky way, nuts and some maple syrup. The taste is smooth, toasty, earthy roast, wood, roasted nuts, maple syrup and shredded wheat. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Smooth and no real sign of the 5% alcohol. Not much depth, but very drinkable anyhow.
The_Osprey (3507) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 15, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can share at CBC Clerkenwell, thanks to Padraig for the new State! 5.0%. Black with a red hue, small foamy brown head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, soft biscuity malts, cookies. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is chocolate, Weetabix and vanilla. Quite nice.
mR_fr0g (5839) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JUL 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared at craft beer co JackL leaving drinks. Dark mahogany brown coloured pour with a. Fleeting greyish head. Aroma is sweet maple pecan, woody, wheat, vanilla. Sticky toffee. Flavour is composed of malty. Toffee, vanilla bean, toffee. Maple pecan. Palate is woody, semi sweet, little sweet, moderate carbonation.
Headbanger (3545) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16oz can 6/19/15 (Jewel Mix A Six)-38į in English Pint-Pours black with ruby tints and a light tan head. Aroma of vanilla. Taste of vanilla and more vanilla. This medium bodied brew is all vanilla so if you enjoy vanilla this beer is for you.
GreatDane1632 (1116) - Alabama, USA - MAY 16, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured the 16oz can into an English pint glass -- this is super creamy, sweet, and nothing but vanilla goodness. Much win.