Nena (963) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2010
Draft at GI taproom. Pour a clear, light mahogany with an off-white head. Doughy, spicey vanilla aroma with a hint of burnt sugar. Flavor of doughy, bready malts, vanilla, spice, crème brûlée-ish cream and burnt sugar hints. Slightly viscous, moderate body. Overall experience is not unlike a fresh baked cinnamon roll. Very nice and holiday appropriate. I like this way more than I would have expected to. Scubaguy (230) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 10, 2010
It pours a nice amber color with a small off white head that goes to a thin ring of head. It has a small amount of carb and a decent body.
The aroma has some solid vanilla and cinnamon.
The flavor is the best part of this beer and the warmer it gets the better it is. I am getting some carmel,brown sugar, cinnamon. The spices and vanilla tend to steal the show. But overall it’s a vanilla extract.
It finishes with a little lingering sweetness and vanilla. The first time I had this it was on tap. It was better on tap. But still overall and a nice beer to drink by the fire place after a long day of skiing.
DuffMan (10667) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 25, 2010
Bottle. Clear dark amber, medium almond head. Sweet burnt sugar and vanilla aroma. Flavour is the same, with some maple notes as well. Pleasant enough flavours, but I agree that it has a "coffee shop" syrup quality to it. Underlying beer is a bit thin. Alright, but nothing I’d come back to. patricks110 (2668) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 6, 2010
Not a bad beer, but tastes overly fake with the vanilla and spices. I wish this beer was about 7% ABV and had real vanilla aroma and taste instead of fake vanilla extract. Otherwise, this beer is pretty average but quite drinkable overall. fiulijn (21264) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 20, 2010
Draught at the taproom
Gachupines (1252) - USA - MAR 29, 2010
Dark amber color; creamy head. Do I smell vanilla? It’s quite artificial. Light vanilla aroma. Smooth mouthfeel, medium caramel flavor, with a more evident touch of artificial vanilla. Correct bitterness. You may like it, but it’s fake.
Deep amber with a decent white head. Aroma is malt, slightly spiced. Taste is malts with a strange nutty flavor almost like toffee. Interesting, not great, but not bad. swoopjones (7020) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 3, 2010
Draft @ Malone’s, Vancouver. Darker amber pour. Aroma of Christmas spice (nutmeg, cinnamon, clove) vanilla. A bit overly spiced. Medium to lighter bodied. OK mcberko (18979) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 20, 2010
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2010 Pours dark amber with a small head. Aroma is vanilla and white chocolate, with subtler nutmeg and cinnamon. Flavour is much the same, with a dominating vanilla aftertaste - quite smooth. microakes (171) - CANADA - JAN 22, 2010
Sweet vanilla filled aroma, light creamy vanilla heavy taste, almostt wheaty in fact. quite pleasant, but not as strong as I might like. turboespresso (256) - Port Moody, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 17, 2010
On tap. Dark copper-brown with almost no head or lacing apparent. Slight vanilla aroma. Taste is likewise, with vanilla and spices apparent. Medium bodied. Not very lively. Not very hoppy either. This beer was okay but nothing special.