Ty5592 (1024) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2007
Bottle. Medium brown color with small lacing type head. Light roasted malty aroma. Taste is sweet with light vanilla and roasted malt. I think this is well done unlike some vanilla flavored brews that taste like vanilla extract. DuffMan (10667) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 22, 2007
Dark walnut brown with a thin tan cap. Very rich aromas of vanilla, oak, chocolate, hazelnuts. Palate is loaded with same, with a medium-bodied, creamy mouthfeel. This walks the edge of being a sweet stout. Delicious in every way, well balanced, and surprisingly drinkable for such a flavour-rich brew. I loved it. 6-pack shared with Parksy. RSRIZZO (2032) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Had this beer on 3/9/2006. Aroma is a slightly sweet burnt scent. Color is a deep black with light carbonation and a thin tight head. Taste is smooth and sweet. Starting with medium body it goes down smooth and clean. Finish comes on with a sweet vanilla flavor and a mild roasted malt flavor, then is back by a some what dry bitterness. It is well balanced and the vanilla is not over powering. yespr (47567) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 21, 2007
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy brown/amber with light brown head. Slight roasted malt with a whiff of vanilla. Chocolate and vanilla. More a cookie than a beer. Not bad as such, just different. iowaherkeye (2804) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - SEP 19, 2007
12oz, no date. Deep brown with a minimal beige head, low retention. The aroma does have a bit of vanilla, and it comes across as an herbally note. There is also some roasted malt and grain, and a small amount of baker’s chocolate. The flavor had much more prominent sweet vanilla. There’s something fake about it, but for some reason, I kinda like it--dunno if I should be admitting it. Roastiness really wasn’t very high. Low bitterness in the finish (2-3 out of 10). Low carbonation with a light body. Not too bad, but I’m sure if I bought a six pack I wouldn’t be as impressed.
Papsoe (25056) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - SEP 19, 2007
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of yespr. Clear, dark brown with an orange hue and arough, off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt and vanilla. Medium body, sweetish roasted malts and then these very distinct vanilla accents. The bitterness is very discreet. Vanilla goes well in bourbon flavoured beers, but otherwise I really don’t dig it. 180907 buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 19, 2007
Pours a very dark but clean copper. Has a small light tan head with moderate carbonation. The initial aroma was almost sour but quickly turned to mild malt, cocoa, and faint vanilla. The flavor however is pretty big vanilla. Also malt, chocolates and nutty. Not bad. fiulijn (21274) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 18, 2007
Dark brown color. Light aroma of chestnuts, caramel and milk chocolate. Bad flavor of cheap chocolate, not as bad as the Floris, but in that direction. Very difficult to drink. FROTHINGSLOSH (8142) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 30, 2009 Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a very dark brown color with ruby highlights and a small dark tan head. The aroma was tangy, roasty, malty and had a moderate vanilla element. The flavor was lightly bitter, roasty and had a moderately strong vanilla (somewhat artificial) flavor and a light floral hop presence. Nice. My wife like this one much better than I did though. jgentgesdo (694) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 13, 2007
Pours inky black with small tan head. Nose is woodsy vanilla and malt. Flavor of vanilla, oak, very nutty and creamy, quite mild. Creamy, very good mouthfeel. I like it a lot.