djroehler (290) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 8, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours black with thick creamy mocha head, which disappears into nothing. Smells of roasted vanilla beans, coffee, dark chocolate. Medium light body but very creamy, vanilla, lighter malts, chocolate, cinnamon, finishes in a different way I can’t describe perfectly, almost cereal like, but good.
jtclockwork (9866) - , 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 (5815) - 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 (4042) - 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 (427) - 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 (2722) - 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 (1730) - 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.
sonnycheeba (3931) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Pours deep, dark brown creamy beige head. Aroma is chocolate and roasted malts, and very noticeable vanilla. Flavor is creamy with rich chocolate and vanilla notes that blends great. Medium body and carbonation.
JoePeesie (897) - Long Lake, Illinois, USA - FEB 13, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a thin black with big brown head. Taste and smell is sweet with vanilla. Body melds nicely with the Bean. A tad thin, but otherwise delightful.
UrbanCaveman (111) - Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
1 pt can, poured into a snifter at approximately 50 degrees F.
Appearance: Pours a deep, dark, bordering on black brown, which pools into the glass as black liquid shot through with carbonation. It forms a thick, fizzy head of tan foam, which rapidly dies away completely, leaving no trace. The surface of the beer bubbles continually in much the same way as a soft drink.
Smell: Chocolate and vanilla well out of the glass, wreathed around a backdrop equal measures roasty and sweet with lactose. There’s just enough of a coffee hint to make one think of some ice cream parlor’s go at a cappuccino flavor.
Taste: The flavor opens with a twin rush of cocoa and vanilla, buoyed by a remarkable sweetness. Some subtle notes of light coffee emerge through the middle, bringing just a hint of bitterness, and dark fruits swell out of the background towards the finish - raisin, plum, and black cherry. The aftertaste has a mixture of lactose sweetness and something almost ashen, with quickly fading echoes of chocolate and vanilla.
Mouthfeel: For a stout, this is rather thin, almost tempting me to use the term "watery", though it never quite gets to that point. There’s definitely an overabundance of carbonation, with attendant fizziness and sharpness.
Overall: Thus far, I’ve been in areas where this beer sees distribution twice, and I brought some home both times. It’s a rather refreshing adjunct milk stout, almost what one could term a "session dessert beer" as far as drinkability is concerned. I’m a fan.
Travlr (14189) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 28, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can sample. Brown color, thin tan head. Aroma of vanilla, cookie dough. Taste has sweet cocoa, vanilla, light body. Decent.