hawthorne00 (3941) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 7, 2010
Bottle, 12C. Aroma is dominated by vanilla and its wild overtones. There’s dark chocolate and a bit of roast too. Very smooth texture with a bit of lightness added by remaining carbonation. No particular sweetness, but layers of coffee/ cocoa/ singed malt fattened up by vanilla. Finishes with refined roasty bitterness. I was half expecting to have to pick the vanilla seeds out of my teeth with this - it’s just a little over the top. Really good. lukin013 (215) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 5, 2010
Pours jet black with decent tan head. Appears rather oily along the sides of the glass. Aroma initially dominated by sweet vanilla with more subtle hints of cocoa and toffee as it warms. Palate is nice and full bodied and not oily like the appearance suggested. Flavors of roasted malt, burnt wood, and bitter chocolate. Finish is rather astringent with long lasting bitter cocoa flavors. Pretty good beer but kinda disappointed that the vanilla beans add little except some aroma. bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 4, 2010
Very dark brown body with short lasting but good looking tan head. The aroma is lovely, chocolate, cocoa and hints of coffee. Taste follows the aroma pretty well, some burnt notes help it along, roasted bitterness. Something I could drink plenty of. Parksy (123) - Alberta, CANADA - MAY 3, 2010
From a Bottle. This is a phenomenal stout. Dark pour, with a beautiful mix of mild hop bitterness and sweet vanilla and chocolate. Mjollnir (404) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAY 3, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 25, 2010 341mL bottle. Pours opaque black with a chunky brown head that settles down somewhat. Aroma of roast, chocolate and vanilla, just like it says on the box. The flavour is dominated by the roast but otherwise balanced nicely. Medium bodied, soft carbonation, silky smooth with a burnt bitter and slightly astringent finish.
Beerona97 (2399) - Washington, USA - APR 29, 2010
Pours solid black, foamy reddish brown head. Aroma of milk chocolate, roast malt, fruit, mild hop, burnt. Taste is sweet with a slightly burnt flavor, lots of dark malts and some hops. Great balance and texture. sunnyridge (222) - USA - APR 29, 2010
Poured a very dark brown-black and totally opaque. Decent i finger head faded into a nice ring. Smells of frsh vanilla been chocolates and some sweet caramel malt. Taste is big of vanilla and milk chocolate with a nice bitter accent in the finish. Body was a little soft however, Reminded me of a vanilla-d variety of Young’s dounble choclate stout, especially in the body. Big flavor lighter body. Silphium (3199) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - APR 28, 2010
Bottle. Dark brown body, thin buff head. Roasty nose with chocolate, somewhat acidic and woody. Crackery, toasty body, with chocolate, burnt brown sugars, and a bitter woody finish. Silky body with moderate heft. Fair complexity, but uninspiring. MAP (1133) - Lakewood, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2010
Bottle purchased at Rozi’s. Aroma is a wonderful marshmallowy sweet chocolate and roasted chestnuts. Flavor is rich and roasted, lots of deep flavor with a little bit of chalky burnt texture. Bitterness is simple and so mild, such a drinkable beer. Adenila (1560) - DENMARK - APR 28, 2010
Poors oily black with a nice dense brown head. Aroma wasnt too powerfull at first, but as it heated, lots of sweet milky chocolate and cocoa came forth. The flavor was dominated by the coca, giving it a sweet desert like taste, afterwards the roasted malt have bitterness as balance. All in all a nice and highly drinkable stout.