camborne (656) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good black color with large quick dissipating head. Nose of chocolate and some vanilla. Taste is strong upfront then falls off a cliff due to low alcohol and watery mouth feel. Smooth as silk finish which is also a fault of this one.
BlackHaddock (5756) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pint can (thanks Greg Wilson) on 26th May 2016. Poured (twice) into a lovely Kasteel stemmed glass while sat in the Californian sun. Black bodied with a deep and full head of tan coloured foam on each pour, sadly the head refused to hang around each time and the beer looked like flat cola. Luckily the aroma and taste made up for the looks, Vanilla first, Coffee second and Chocolate third in both the aroma and flavor stakes. Semi-sweet and smooth, not as rich body wise as I thought it might be, but a very pleasant beer none the less.
Suttree (5882) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 26, 2016
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap, Casual Pint Northshore. Pours black, with a ring of foam. The first thing I smell is actually coffee, with vanilla in the background. Some ashy, burnt toast notes, too. Taste is coffee and chocolate, then vanilla. The vanilla is understated, but definitely there. I like it.
DWestrick (607) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 27, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
can. very tasty, easy to drink stout. fantastic vanilla bean finish. mild overall, but quite good
Cavie (4195) - Arlington, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2016
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Can. Dark brown color, clear. Tan foamy head. Lovely bouquet of vanilla, sweet chocolate and light toast. Sweet flavor, coffee ground, vanilla bean and faint wood. Soft finish. Excellent.
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jcr (2517) - 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 (154) - 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 (9999) - 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 (1100) - 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 (440) - 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 (637) - Manhattan, 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,