tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2014 Growler: Pitch black; creamy head somewhere between khaki & tan that quickly disperses to form a chunky ring around the beer. Aroma is nicely spiced with notes of cinnamon (heaviest), powdered brown sugar, a little roastiness, & some lighter inclusions of vanilla & maple syrup on the back-end. A touch of alcohol heat can be picked up from the nose. Taste is also heaviest on the cinnamon, but it never proves too spicy; backing of moderate maple, roasted malts with a kiss of char, faint booze, & a little bit of vanilla leading into the finish. I actually get some reminders of coffee & nuts in the aftertaste; typical descriptors likely from the malt bill, I’m sure. While I probably wouldn’t smell/taste this & immediately think "French Toast", it’s still a very nice spiced stout that would go great with a half-stack.
Mark_Eck (1921) - - AUG 20, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours black. Aroma and taste are roasted malts, cinnamon, and vanilla.
snoworsummer (4691) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 30, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a can. Pours dark brown with a fizzy tan head. Tastes like chocolate malt, syrup, french toast, and smooth booze. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like chocolate malt, syrup, french toast, powdered sugar, and smooth booze.
sonnycheeba (5077) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 30, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can. Pours deep, dark brown. Aroma is chocolate, maple syrup, roasted coffee, and some faint dark fruit notes. Flavor is rich chocolate and roast with some soft maple syrup, cinnamon, and caramel notes with a faint touch of lactose sweetness. Full body.
BuckeyeBoy (5966) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
16oz can pours out dark brown almost black topped with a small tan head. nose is cinnamon roast malts chocolate maple syrup sweetness and some vanilla. Taste is more of the maple chocolate cinnamon and roast malts. This was a fun one to try.
rdixon77 (2328) - Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks dr owl...French toast in a can. Creamy rich. Maple vanilla cinnamon some chocolate. Sweet, but pretty well balanced. Good stuff!
77ships (8038) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 8, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thank you! Can sampled @ Hopishop #3. Pours black with little mocha head. This is a beer that really needed to warm up, straight from the fridge it was a bit one-note cinnamon. As it warmed up, the cinnamon really started to blend into the rest & it became lovely. Nose is big cinnamon melting into some chocolate sauce, big vanilla & Cinammon toast (not really French). Taste is massive cinnamon when taken from the fridge but as it warms up, the cinnamon blends into the whole, into chocolate syrup, low maple, warming, Cinammon Toast, vanilla, mocha syrup. Cinnamon & chocolate syrup, low maple body. Haha, this is one fun beer. This delivers.
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - MAY 2, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
5/1/16. 16oz can thanks to Matt. Thanks, dude! Black pour with a nice tan head. Nice aroma, maple, cinnamon, vanilla - hits the nail on the head. Good flavor, maple and vanilla is nice, the cinnamon has a touch of that mouth-drying aspect but otherwise pretty delish!
popery (1993) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 17, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black beer with light brown-beige bubbles. Thick and creamy head. The aroma has a big cinnamon and vanilla character. Moderate maple syrup. Pretty good hit of dark chocolate. Sweet caramel background. Taste is light and fairly sweet. Nice mix of caramel and chocolate with a good hit of cinnamon and vanilla on top. Not a ton of maple. Pretty solid flavor, but it doesn’t have the deep fudginess and maple character of the better maple stouts. Smooth and somewhat creamy feel. Solid enough.
wchesser (1896) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Can. Dark black brown with translucent edges. Nose is graham cracker, with vanilla and maple syrup. Taste is bitter roast malt, with light sweetness. Flavors of light cinnamon, graham cracker, dark grade maple syrup, light vanilla. Tasty, great balance.
drfabulous (6575) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
16 ounce can thanks to Charlie. Pours black with some maple sweetness, vanilla, and then a good amount of cinnamon. It’s a good take on making French Toast, but not as solid as Milk and Cookies, for me.