bhensonb (12440) - 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 (12256) - 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 (2744) - Melboring, 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 (797) - 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 (421) - - 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.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
kathouse (1253) - 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.
jcnielsen (2584) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Bier Station. Pours a brown color with white head. Bourbon, vanilla, caramel, oak, malty aromas and flavors. Alright.
cstuartj (1019) - Washington, USA - JAN 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
on tap, pours a cloudy hazy plum color with a thin thick head that laces well. nice bold nose of oak and alcohol and malt. attack is a bit sweet, more like a barley wine. finish is a bit wet and muddy. still a good beer.
hopdog (9829) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a muddy/murky amberish-brown color with a small sized off white head. Bourbon, woody, vanilla, and some dark fruits. More bourbon than vanilla, although the vanilla was there.
wildbeercat (353) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JAN 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
650ml bottle into a shaker glass; served cool.
Aroma: Cascade hops definitely stand out. A little bit fruity; jelly. Boozy heat.
Appearance: Hazy, deep caramel body, with an exceptionally thin, white head. Not a lot of lacing.
Taste: Caramel and toffee, moderate+ booze, just barely any vanilla.
Palate: Medium+ body, slightly slick. Moderate carbonation, between soft and prickly. Finish is medium+ and finishes on booze and chocolate.
Overall: Not a whole lot of vanilla. Not even a mild amount of vanilla. You have to search for the vanilla, which is kind of frustrating. Tasty stuff though!