TXBadger (2220) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 16, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours an opaque dark brown almost black color with khaki colored head. Coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, and oats on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied. Finishes with chocolate and coffee.
FatTony (185) - Augusta, Georgia, USA - JAN 2, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 ounce bottle. Poured out a slightly translucent auburn with a fair cola head. Aroma was very mild, slightly coffe. Taste follows with alcohol and malt dominant over the coffee. Palate was weak. Average.
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 18, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark chestnut brown color that appears pitch black and completely opaque in the glass with faint mahogany edges and a two finger beige head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Very good retention taking a while to settle and leaving sporadic spotty lacing behind.
Slightly smokey roasted dark malt aroma thatís slightly one dimensional and slightly acrid. Strong gourmet roast saves the nose but there is a really strong burnt/charcoal like presence with hints of charred toast, oatmeal, dark chocolate and ash. As it warms the coffee/espresso bean notes stand out along with subtle sweeter light malts. Nice coffee presence elevates the aroma a bit but itís still overly roasted and one note for my preference.
On the fuller end of medium body with slightly better balance than expected but still heavily dominated by robust, deeply roasted malt. Very dry and somewhat acrid with burnt toast/malt flavor along with bitter dark chocolate, ash, charcoal, and used coffee grinds. The coffee presence was really nice in the nose but isnít very pleasant on the palate. Tastes similar to old burnt coffee and is in desperate need of more sweetness to balance things out. Thereís a touch of lighter malt with sweet chocolate and caramel but it isnít enough to counter the heavy roast/burnt coffee flavors.
Bule (1519) - California, USA - NOV 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours a black color with a bit of head. Loads of roasted malt. Coffee prominent.
BlackBeerPG (145) - Darien, Illinois, USA - NOV 1, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Taste: roasty chocolate, coffee, toffee, maltose, oats, sweet milky mouth feel.
Dark brown in color and mostly opaque.
Sweet malty cocoa aroma
Medium to full body
Tan head with nice ringed lace to head.
A good stout to have with dessert.
Strykzone (6022) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled at gabf. Nice coffee nose is pleasant. Not so much roastiness in the flavor as green coffee. Soft citrus. Fairly dry. Pretty good stuff.
srwalker155210 (108) - Port Orange, Florida, USA - SEP 18, 2015
1.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Thomas Creeks Vanilla is one of my favorite beers - more so on tap than in a bottle - but this beer fell well short of my expectations. Not nasty, but pretty close to it.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Cybercat (4426) - Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2015
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours coffee brown with a nice tan head. Aroma has a definite coffee tone, along with roast malt and hints of chocolate and burnt hops. Flavor has quality coffee, roast malt, earthy, and chocolate tones, very enjoyable. Texture is firm and quite fizzy. Enjoy.
BOSSbrewer (2706) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 14, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Porch Nite thanks to Brisben. Pours a dark brown to black with a creamy tan head. Aroma is strong coffee and roasted malts. Flavor follows. Nice bitterness. Finishes clean. Nice beer.
Jamesthebrit (404) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma is light coffee. Acidic. Looks fine. Dark brown.
Taste is average. Lighter. Coffee is present. Acidic on the finish.
Medium body. Carbonation is good.
Overall an ok beer. The body seems a little light and the coffee is not an asset here.