REDDOGICE (243) - nantucket, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 14, 2006
Great brew. Sweet vanilla taste. the beer is on my top list.
FentonFunClub (2) - fenton, Missouri, USA - JAN 18, 2007 does not count
i enjoyed the beer...i did find it to be similiar to a flat cream soda...i would drink it again Folsom530 (3) - USA - FEB 7, 2007 does not count
This beer is definitely made with real ingredients - Anheuser-Busch puts real Madagascar vanilla beans and used staves from old bourbon barrels in its lagering tanks, not extracts.
To me, the appearance is very appetizing especially when enjoyed in a snifter glass. Depending on temperature, will get different aromas - at first, vanilla, but when a bit warmer, you will smell the bourbon.
A wonderful dessert beer. 9er (92) - Maryland, USA - AUG 28, 2008
This shit is good. it pours cloudy and murky, but the flavor is mildly sweet and not offensive. I appreciate the simplified flavor that actually is quite pleasant. The head leaves after a few minutes and long legs lace the glass as you imbibe. Recommended. thedm (6184) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 19, 2006
This bourbon barrel oak aged bottle came in a two glass gift set. I recently purchase a bottle by itself from a local store where the owner pulled the bottle out of the gift set and sold me the bottle separately in the hopes of selling the glasses to someone else. The set cost $16.99 and the bottle was $8.99. Hot stuff and I drank this a while ago on Valentines Day as we celebrated our Love for each other over a Fondue and this brew. I thoroughly enjoyed a brew from AB that actually had some flavor to it. The bottles brew poured a small sized head of foamy off-white colored mostly diminishing finely sized bubbles that left behind a beautifully colored softly carbonated caramel brown colored body and a poor oily lacing. The aroma was mild in its vanilla content and otherwise malty. The mouth feel was tingly from start to finish and increased as time went on. It had a strong vanilla caramel malt flavor that was vinous and malty overall. The vinousness was well hidden. Truly a very interesting brew from AB and I was glad to see them coming out with something that actually had some flavor to it.
dwyerpg (6187) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 29, 2007
Aroma is a battle between the vanilla and the malt liqour alcohol. Taste is very vanilla up fron too and some wood finishing w/the alcohol right there. Pretty good stuff but a little pricy. Cool bottle, like a rocket. Probably gets a little bit of a bad rap because it’s an attempt at a nice beer by Budweiser. Decent I thought. onehotsexychic (101) - Albany, New York, USA - MAY 11, 2007
We almost didn’t get it.. rumor was it was awful but when all is sain and done it was GREAT!! Dark, sweet. Jeff, John, Dad, me and Vin drank out the bottle and a screw top how great... Happy 125!! TheBeerBaron (261) - Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2007
Cloudy brown color. No head and no visible carbonation. Vanilla and plum aroma, but no hops noticed. Medium palate with more carbonation than was seen from the glass. Definite vanilla bean and suble molasas flavor. No hops, no bitterness. A peat like flavor, unique like a beer blended with whisky or scotch. Very good. When the professionals at A-B are given the OK to show creativity and actually use some quality ingredients - they can deliver. robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 15, 2005
Brown with Red Tints Coloring with a White Ring. Rich Malty Vanilla and Oak Aroma. The Aroma Really Made This Brew a Surprise. The Vanilla is a Very Solid Rich Aroma. The Oak Barrells do Give Off a Toasted Bourbon and Oak Smell. If You Were Going to Barrel Age a Beer, These are the Notes I’d Want to Strive For. For the Most Part, the Aroma Carries Onto the Tongue. The Vanilla Does Not Recede and Heavy and Solid Presence of Barrel Aging Comes Through Very Well...and After Several Sips, a Light Watery Beer Taste Seems to Come Up at the Back of Your Mouth. Overall the Vanilla Bourbon Barrel Aroma and Taste are Superb and Perhaps Taste Best When Using a Relatively Even Keeled Beer as a Base. For Complexities’ Sake, I would Love to See These Flavors on Top of a Robust Stout or Other Full Bodied Beer. End the End, it’s Like Trying to Dress up a Bad Beer, but They Did a Damn Find Job of it. Cheers to Michelob for a Nice Job! DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 26, 2005
Aroma of malt, hops, pit fruit and vanilla, deep copper, pours a tiny tan head. Flavour is vanilla, malt, some great hops. Medium bodied, very well balanced, alcohol is rather subtle. Terrific!