Cybercat (2947) - Georgia, USA - MAR 14, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a beautiful clear chestnut with a fairly thick and rather fine-bubbled light tan head. Malty aroma has firm notes of bourbon-soaked wood and caramel, plus a tantalizing hint of vanilla. Oaky bourbon dominates the bold flavor while letting through hints of caramel, vanilla, chocolate and horehound. Firm, smooth texture has a good amount of fizz and leaves a woody, bourbony, slightly candy-bar finish. This will take the brrr out of chilly weather next time one of them winter storms pays a visit.
Dfonorow (1072) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 6, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Toronado. Pour is murky brown with a very small tan head. Aroma has subtle hints of vanilla and bourbon but it is pretty faint. Flavor is of vanilla, oak, malt, caramel, and a bit of heat.
zach8270 (3175) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 19, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(bottle - 22 oz) Dark copper pour with a thin white head. Aroma has a lot of bourbon in it followed by some bitter hops and a touch of vanilla. Bourbon fades sadly in the flavor and the hops take over leaving a bitter and slightly sweet aftertaste from the vanilla and bourbon barrel.
Rrauth (1070) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at bottlemixx. This beer has it all going on except the vanilla. More vanilla then bourbon. Body and palate are awesome.
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bhensonb (10215) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 11, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Waxed bomber from Malt & Vine. Pours translucent dark copper with a slight beige head. Aroma is vanilla, bourbon and heavy malt. Med + body. Flavor is a little alcohol, vanilla, roasty malt, bourbon, astringent wood. Strong and flavorful stuff. Finishes pretty much toward woody and dry. It is just a little "rough".
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 31, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bottle, Winter 2013) Pours a brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, caramel, and wood. Flavor of bourbon, wood, caramel, bread, and vanilla.
Homer321 (900) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Vanilla brown in color with a vanilla white head. Slightly cloying sweetness. Kinda a sweetness of sugary bomb. A touch of astringent wood tannins. Meh
Ericular (435) - Minnesota, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Brick’s Pub. Mild aroma with some bourbon and maybe a little vanilla. Taste is boozy, malty with caramel - hardly any vanilla. Vanilla more evident in retronasal. Expected more vanilla!
TimsRatings (345) - - JAN 19, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a murky brown/copper with just a touch of head. Very mild aroma hinting of vanilla and bourbon. The vanilla takes a commanding presence in the taste - well above any other flavor.
If you are as big of a fan of vanilla as I am of chocolate, you'll love this.
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kathouse (778) - Nevada, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty amber color with nice off white head. Oak and vanilla aromas mask a malty base. Caramel malts, oak, and alcohol mix is satisfying yet not quite ecstasy.