zebra (2404) - Illinois, USA - FEB 29, 2012
what i can’t figure out is what kind of reaction the other bird on the label is having to the bird with the stache. which doesn’t look very secret. arkurzynski (2460) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2012
Bottle. Deep, thick black pour with yellow-tan head. Light roast, dark fruit, brown sugar, background vanilla, and some mild oxidation/cardboard. Flavor is a heavy, fairly acidic roast with some dark fruit. Barely perceivable vanilla in the background. Moderate to heavy lingering coffee, roast grain, and soapy hops. Nice, medium palate. Enough vanilla to add mild complexity, but not enough to really take notice. Flavor certainly tops the nose on this one. DrSilverworm (10000) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2013
16oz can, shared by Jay. Black color. Thin brown head, fades a bit, but leaves decent lace. Vanilla, cocoa powder in the nose. Light body. Kind of a chewy texture. Light carbonation. A bit thin, but it does go down easy. Sweet taste, vanilla, chocolate milk in the flavor. Nice one, if you’re looking for a light, drinkable vanilla flavored sweet stout JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Tall boy from Sam’s, Durham. Nice to see these folks pop up unexpectedly in NC. Having enjoyed a couple of their paler, hoppier brews, it was nice to take a crack at this one. Slightly thinner pour than optimal, I guess, but silky and firm enough. Nose of soft chocolate and vanilla extract, making me wonder about the integrity of the base beer. Slightly thinner and sweeter overall than is my preference but a solid entry nonetheless. bth122 (1717) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 5, 2013
From can, poured a very dark brown with smaller head. Aroma is definitely vanilla, with some roasted malt, coffee, cocoa. Slight metallic smell. Thick and creamy texture. Medium bodied at least. Slight metallic taste, maybe chaulky taste. Light sweetness, light bitter. A solid stout that is almost great, but not there yet.
ryecatcher (1473) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 16, 2013
Can at Wildfire Beer Dinner. Pours a syrupy aopaque blackish-brown, thin espresso colored head that dissipated quickly. Nose is roast and coffee, with some subtle chocolate and dried fruit. Big and sticky mouth, lots of rich coffee and chocolate going on here. Silky smooth and goes down really nice. Easily my favorite of the evening -- with or without the accompanying brownie! I could drink this all night. DiarmaidBHK (6168) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Can from riverside Liquors. Pours black with a minuscule brown head. Definite roasted notes on the nose that were closer to coffee than chocolate. Lacoste is faint but the vanilla is their especially on the finish. Yet the vanilla feels artificial. Solid beer but I’m not seeing the high score. TimsRatings (421) - - SEP 21, 2013
From 16oz can.
Dark with slight light-brown head. Strong chocolate aroma. Tastes of chocolate from cocoa powder. Not a bad chocolate stout - not as good as TenFidy, but much better than Young's Double Chocolate Stout.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone ChrisFields (99) - Ashtabula, Ohio, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Pours opaque, like motor oil with a thin dark tan head. Aroma is black olives, chocolaty malt and vanilla. Taste is sweet. Roasted malts, coffee bean and bitter chocolate. Nice medium body with almost no carbonation. Goes down very smooth. Overall a very sessionable stout with decent complexity in the nose and good flavor. Good. jhp40219 (449) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - APR 25, 2014
Can into an English pint glass. Pours a very dark brown, almost black with a small dark khaki head that leaves a fair amount of lacing. Aroma is caramel, coffee, toasted malts, dark chocolate, with a bit of licorice and vanilla. Taste is toasty malts, dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, and hints of vanilla and caramel. Slightly bitter, moderately sweet. Average finish length of mostly bittersweet chocolate/cocoa and toasty malts. Medium full body, somewhat creamy texture, average carbonation. Overall a fine sweet stout. I would have liked for the vanilla to have been boosted as it only gives a bit of background character here. But overall definitely worth your time and money.