burg326 (5488) - Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2011
22 ounce bottle that poured a cloudy dark brown.black color with aromas of vanilla, malt and a touch of chocolate. Flavors followed the aroma, but the chocolate flavor was more prominent, also had a touch of toffe int he taste. thegreenrooster (4448) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 11, 2011
Pour is a black with a large tan head. Aroma is mostly roasted malt with a little cream soda. Flavor has more of the vanilla that was promised. Also I can detect an ever so slight chocolate. Vanilla takes over everything after the aroma. Like most Abita beers they are right there but missing a little something. Jow (3958) - New York, USA - NOV 10, 2011
On tap at the Stags Head. they were having an Abita tasting and I tasted first poured out of the bottle and then the rep kindly bought me a pint on cask. It pours a chalkboard black with purple head (not so much head on cask) It tastes of caramel, roasted notes, coffee, and earth. mildly bitter with good carbonation out of bottle. the vanilla notes far more pronounced out of the cask but neither overly sweet. easy drinking Tmoney99 (14615) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 10, 2011
Bottle. Poured hazy dark brown color with an average frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with good lacing. Moderate complex vanilla and sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium balanced sweet flavor with a medium sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Shared with freinds and got a good not great response from all.
wxman (1823) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Pours a clear deep garnet cola color with a big light tan head. Aroma is cinnamon bread dough. Sweet roasted malt taste, a little on the dry side. The vanilla flavor is evident, but subdued. A decent brew.
tmoreau (4429) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 9, 2011
Shared bomber at a recent group tasting. Poured to a sampler with a clear, mahogany/brown color, modest, tan head foam, and light, spotty lacing. The aroma was light roasted malt with caramel and vanilla sweetness. The flavor added some low hop bitterness, a little cocoa, and a thin texture. Okay, but missed the 7% in this not so Strong Ale. GODiSSOUTHERN (390) - Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2011
This was not what I expected from the description. Light bodied and weak malt character. Competing vanilla and popcorn flavors. Not too much to this one. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2011
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear amber-brown body wit a medium beige head. Aroma of caramel, berries, toffee, and vanilla. Flavor of caramel, cola, light roasted malt, cocoa, nuts, and toasted grain. mixmasterob (1057) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2011
Dark brown almost black pour without much of a head. Aroma was fresh vanilla bean, light coffee and just a hint of roasted malt. Flavors were lightly sweet, nice vanilla presence with a light coffee esque bitter finish. Incredibly drinkable and somewhat satisfying. Mouthfeel was medium with a light tingly carbonation. Almost like a light vanilla stout or brown. Enjoyable. badnewsbeers (2312) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 7, 2011
bottle. pours black, lighter body with small head. aroma of sweet chocolate, lactose, vanilla extract, and some massive caramel. flavor of a brown ale, with added vanilla and chocolate. has some of the grassy hops and slight bitterness that comes with a brown, while maintaining its subtle roastiness...nice overall