Aggiebob (1391) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 8, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 10, 2018 Draft. It poured black with a tan head. The aroma is roasted malt with notes of coffee, cocoa and vanilla. Smooth and mildly sweet. mcberko (19837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2017
On tap at Borderlands, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out notes of vanilla, light cinnamon, and lactose. Flavour is very bizarre, with notes of cinnamon and vanilla upfront, with a dirty earthy character that clouds everything up. Needs some tweaking, as this doesn’t taste optimal. Jabic (734) - Plainfield, Vermont, USA - MAR 15, 2017
Ar: Dense, moist vanilla flavor; some brown sugar, deep caramel, and cocoa. Ap: Deep brown, almost opaque; small tan head with low retention, leaves a ring of medium bubbles and a very thin wisp of cover. T: Big vanilla up front, but it quickly becomes thin and medicinal; fairly ashy, with some chocolate and dark caramel notes; medium-high bitterness, much of it seeming to come from the roast malt; fairly dry throughout, not much sweetness; short, abrupt finish. P: Medium-light body with low carbonation; finish is dry. O: There is a nice aroma here and some nice flavors, but the beer just doesn’t come together; the dark malts are a bit too edgy without some more supporting sweetness, which makes the vanilla come off as artificial and medicinal. mike5326 (1788) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - JAN 11, 2017
Poured from a tap. Dark crown color, medium off white head. Sweet vanilla aroma. Medium body with a sweet vanilla flavor and a medium finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone slowrunner77 (13206) - Reno, Nevada, USA - DEC 2, 2016
Pours very dark with dark chocolate head. Aroma and flavor of spiced vanilla at first is a little heavy handed and artificial, but ends up nice. Not a lot of depth in this sweet leaning dessert beer, but it’s nice enough.
jsquire (4666) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Dark beer with big foamy beige head. Milk chocolate and artificial vanilla nose. Lactic acid sweetness, chocolate and a medicinal artificial vanilla that I just don’t prefer. Not what I had hoped. Barreras (1689) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - MAR 22, 2016
Pours a dark brown with a deep coco and chocolate aroma. Taste is roasted malt, vanilla, and a robust amount barley giving this beer a full flavor. The roasted malt and barley overwhelmed this.beer making it a little less enjoyable. But overall a decent beer for the style. BiiruBierBeer (1059) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 23, 2016
Malt and mineral smell. Taste is the same. Medium body medium carbonation, and some foam. MrChopin (4305) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2015
[ bottle ][ 1oz ][ @tasting ][ $ ? ][ snifter ][ 11.14.15 ]radagast83 (8624) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2015
sepia with thin cream ring, oily cap. Oily light pine hops, some earthy roast, heavy paint-booze. Papery bitter front palate, nuts and chocolate, thin slick body into the chocolate finish, light heat.
Can at the November 2015 DC Gathering. Poured a dark almost pitch black brown color, smooth and velvet. Small tan head. Aroma was lots of roast, chocolate. Flavor is a touch artificial. roast notes.