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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 22   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
Combines premium malt with aromatic specialty hops. Brewed with our special yeast, this beer has a vanilla like finish. A robust ale. Pair it with holiday meals.

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VincentDamon (518) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
De couleur brune avec des reflets rouges, cette bière a une mousse correcte et un nez fort sucré et singulier où les notes de toffee donnent carrément l’impression de sentir une confiserie. En bouche, c’est encore une fois sucré à souhait : chocolat, toffee, vanille. Sucre, sucre et sucre encore. Disons que ce n’est pas subtil, mais en petite quantité, ça peut être plaisant et original. Confiserie en liquide. J’aime l’originalité. Cheers!

Arseniq33 (63) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 15, 2014
From a bottle to a pint glass. Wow, I could smell the chocolate from the second I started to pour this. I really wasn’t expecting that (even though it says "chocolate aroma" on the box... Yeah...). Chocolate then leads the way to toffee, then to some vanilla. Basically, it smells sweet. The color is beautiful, being a nice dark ruby. The first taste is, not surprisingly, chocolate. It then gets bitter, you get a bit of vanilla, then tastes like chocolate again. The finish isn’t really long. Personally, I find it way too sweet. It’s not a bad beer, just not one I’d go directly to.

BiereLuc (1276) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
Brune aux reflets rubis, peu mousseuse. Le nez présente du chocolat... On ne parle de chocolat nulle part sur l’étiquette ou sur le packaging. C’est intéressant, mais totalement inattendu. En bouche cette saveur chocolatée se confirme avec un fond de toffee qui nous guide vers une finale légèrement vanillée. Comme on dirait dans un français super correct : «j’haïs pas ça». Si seulement je savais à quoi m’attendre, j’aurais pu y être prédisposé. Et là, je ne sais juste pas comment conclure. Arrêtons simplement... (RÉVISION) : C’est écrit «arômes de cacao» sur le 6-pack. C’est juste moi qui est mélanger. J’ajoute 1 point overall en guise d’excuses et je continue de protester dans ma tête.

Raistlin (461) - London, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 11, 2014
Smell of this beer is out of this world. As soon as you pour the beer you can smell chocolate, like the dark chocolate yo would use for cooking. Taste is not a let down either. It is smooth and just right balance of sweetness. Medium thick texture lends itself to easiness of drinking of this beer. Appearance however is a let down. Its flat, almost no foam at all. Color is just dark brown. Overall really unique beer.

gregorymconway (233) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 7, 2014
Can from LCBO. Light to medium amber transparent body with an off white beige head. Notes of cocoa, milk chocolate, very sweet aromas, cranberry. Soft carbonation and low percieved bitterness. Very sessionable.

RD400F (233) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 26, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2014 Can to Sam Adams fancy new glass, beer pours a transparent dark ruby with an off white head. Looks great. Aroma is sweet and carries notes of vanilla, chocolate, fudge, cinnamon and other stuff. Honestly smells like a bakery that specializes in sweets. However it’s quite intense and "feels" a bit fake. Taste is much of the same as the aroma except for the bitterness added by the hops. I wouldn’t call this sweet, instead it’s balanced against the bitterness. Judging from the cocoa sweetness, I think this beer might have lactose in it....it’s quite chocolatey/cocoa/vanilla flavoured. Finishes with a cigarette ash flavour though which is unfortunate. Palate...well....drinkable, but this is too thin. Pretty well balanced and the carb is good but it needs more body to back the flavour. Irritating. Overall, this is OK. Drink it once and forget about it.

RhetoricalAns (973) - Red Deer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
Draft. Deep amber pour with a couple of fingers of frothy off-white head. Aroma is caramel, vanilla, some chocolate. Similar flavour with more emphasis on the vanilla and chocolate. Definitely my favorite offering from Granville.

Hidden_Pooch (518) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle. I was quite surprised by this Granville offering, because it was so good. It had an aroma of vanilla and caramel. Tastes of vanilla, chocolate, coffee, and caramel. Had a nice full body with a slick feel. The aftertaste is a warming boozy vanilla, but in the best way. I would warm up with a six pack of these again.

gilvanblight (825) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 30, 2014
Hazy brown pour with a very fizzy noisy head that didn’t last. Interesting scent I can’t quite place. Hoppy and something else, something mellow. Really dig the mouth on this one. Malty and mellow. There’s a strong aftertaste. Still haven’t... I’ve got it! Vanilla. That’s what it is. Reminds me of an Ale version of Mill Street Vanilla Porter. Rather like this. Very easy to drink and a good reward at the end of a long day.

JaiDoubleU (9) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 4, 2014 does not count
A darkish pour with lots of licorice aroma and aftertaste. A medium - dark brew.

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