DYCSoccer17 (3205) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 16, 2006
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The description of this beer on 2/15/06 is "A dark unfiltered stout brewed with seven malts and gently sealed with a kiss of vanilla. 5.5% ABV" 4 oz sample, then pint ordered--Sweet, sugary chocolate milk aroma with vanilla notes present as well. This aroma is beautiful and is reminiscent of the aromas of Dieu Du Cielís Aphrodisiaque and Kuhnhenn Creme Brule Stout. Nearly opaque dark brown color with a small, flat, listless off-white head and no lacing. Sweet vanilla-like start, turning milk chocolatey in the middle. Finishes a bit roasted with more chocolate in the finish. Very pleasant, candy-like. A pleasure to drink. This rivals Dieu Du Cielís Aphrodisiaque, except it is a bit thin and the head retention is poor compared to DDCís beer.
Cottrell (72) - Connecticut, USA - APR 19, 2007
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a 64oz growler, opaque black, small thick dark tan head. Aroma is strong dark coffee, sweet vanilla, milk chocolate, burnt grass, and toffee. Starts sweet, with caramel, toffee, chocolate and vanilla, followed by a mix of vanilla extract, dark roast coffee, and dark chocolate. Smoky roasty bitter coffee and sweet vanilla intermingle throughout the experience, and are very well balanced with each other. Finishes slightly dry, with lingering coffee and vanilla. Very nice beer, one of my favorite non-IPAs from Willimantic Brewing.
dogfish120love (857) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 26, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
It figures I loose my notes on this one., but I had it only a few hours ago so here it goes. Pours black, with a brownish of white head. Aroma is primarily dominated by chocolate, with some coffee, and a touch of vanillla. As with the aroma the flavor is dominated by chocolate, with some hints of coffee and a slight vanilla taste. I can see where it may be too sweet for some,but for me it was delicous
VENOM (941) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 11, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Opaque. Thick tan head. Huge roasted chocolate flavor with notes of barley and a smooth vanilla essence. Medium bodied. Luscious and rich, although not too filling. Perfect dessert brew.
joebudzjoe (663) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 28, 2008
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the tap at the brewery. Very very delicious with a thick dark brown color. The smell is of strong vanilla, but not much more. At first taste, there is a lot of vanilla flavor, but not too much. There is also hints of coffee and maple syrup.
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAR 15, 2008
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the brewpub. Black with a brown head. Sweet chocolate flavors, a touch of coffee and mellow vanilla. Excellent texture, silky smooth, just a shade thin. Bittersweet milk chocolate flavors, light vanilla and sweet coffee. Awesome stuff!
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 9, 2003
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Powerfully sweet aroma; milk chocolate and caramel. Dark, but not opaque body with very thin quick-dying head. A little too much carbonation; comes off like a chocolate/caramel/licorice soda. Which ain't necessarily a bad thing mind you.
Dickinsonbeer (5076) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at willi. Pours a deep dark brown almost black with a big beige head. Aroma is vanilla bean- good full chocolate roasty coffee, toast, and earthiness. Flavor is chocolate vanilla, roast, minty earthy hoppy northern brewer like hoppiness, smooth sweet- more vanilla- but nicely done- not artificial-like. Good.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - JAN 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the brewpub. Pours a mostly black body with an off white head. Sweet with vanilla coffee beans, some lactose, and milk tones. A mild roast and light chocolate tone. Nice sweet stout.
Cletus (6322) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brown with a tan head. Smells of vanilla, chocolate and earthy with some peppery splashes. Tastes of vanilla which almost smacks you in the face before giving way to some chocolatey undertones. A little over the top on the sweetness even for the style.