bowlnman1990 (94) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - JUL 15, 2011
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Bottle at home, rated against my interpretation of BJCP 2008 guidelines. Aroma: sweet, slightly floral, not overpowering. Appearance: dark amber, almost no head. Taste: very oaky, sweet, hint of alcohol. Palate: seems a little thin, slightly creamy, medium carbonation. Overall: started out ok, gets old quickly, not a huge fan.
BeerRenter76 (831) - Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
I was skeptical because it is an AB product, but it was actually not terrible. Aroma of vanilla, spice and malts. Flavors of vanilla, caramel malts and some nuts. It was o.k. and worth a try but i dont know if i would buy this year. Originally rated on 11/12/08.
tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
I didn't take any extra notes when I tried this beer for the first time but I'm gonna try it again and update my comments.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
jsmanigold (127) - Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
This was a pretty good brew even though it was made by Michelob. It had a light watery feel to it. The taste was pretty good. Great vanilla taste with a hint of bourbon. I am not sure that they even make this anymore. I would not mind getting my hands on some more.
kingofthemtn (55) - - JUL 1, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
from notes 1-12-2011. I donít think this beer is made anymore, but I wish it was. I bought a single bottle because I was intrigued by the vanilla while buying a ton of single bottles at Beers of the World in Rochester. Dark amber color, very little head, tasty malt flavor, smooth with slight vanilla. I think this fall Iíll try to homebrew a porter with bourbon soaked vanilla beans and maybe perle hops.
FestDecBeet (412) - - DEC 28, 2014
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Look: pours a dark Amber. Off white head. Very cloudy.
Smell: sweet caramel. Very light bourbon. Vanilla.
Taste: bananas. Very fruity.
Feel: slight dryness. Odd bitterness on the back.
Overall: not a very good beer. Not what I'm looking for. Could be due to the 2007 "vintage"
First drank: 12/28/14 home.
slowrunner77 (10146) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
"not nearly as bad as i was expecting (i bought it as a joke), but after the half way point of a pint, the vanilla was beginning to be a little too much...and thereís not much else there
ads135 (4191) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 12, 2014
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Hints of vanilla, but nothing else redeeming about this weak, cloying attempt at a beer.
rollsrace (81) - - AUG 9, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
For the price this is a good beer. Picked up a 6 pack for $8.49. semi sweet with a hint of bourbon flavor. Looks like a Red ale.
generallee08 (772) - New York, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On top it has a light tan and somewhat fizzy, fast fading head. Its head fades out to nothing quickly and leaves no lacing behind. There is some visible carbonation inside of the rich dark amber colored body with good clarity. The aroma is very sweet with deep candy like malt character with a soft touch of vanilla. The flavor has a thin malty character with some candy like sweetness and mild caramel notes as well as a soft touch of vanilla throughout. The finish dries a bit and brings some light woody oak notes. The texture is a little bit on the thin side and the body is fairly light as well. The carbonation comes off very fizzy.
badwhale (419) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 1, 2013
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
Bottle to a glass mug. Pours a dark amber color, with a faint yellow head. Aroma is caramel. Flavor pretty much the same. Real sweet and malty, and tastes like caramel. Not that whippy.