bpreo (2732) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Finally, Ninkasi is beginning to expand their dark beer line. It is a very tasty beer, but the Vanilla is a bit too forced, unnatural tasting. It needed to be less evident. Oh well, maybe the second batch will be better.
kidobutai (671) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2017
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle. Nice frothy head. Chocolate brown color, decent lacing. Vanilla and dark chocolate, a little tangy, chalky.
mike5326 (1709) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 18, 2017
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, full frothy tan head with nice lacing. Sour milk malt and chocolate aroma. Medium body with a sweet vanilla chocolate malt flavor and a slight sweet and bitter finish.
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Andrew196 (1735) - Katy, Texas, USA - FEB 19, 2017
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft... Delicious! Black with beige head. Very nibby from start to finish... But not just the cocoa and vanilla but a nice coffee character, nuttiness too. Good stuff.
thorongil2 (2745) - , Ontario, CANADA - FEB 3, 2017
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(Tap) clear, bright, very dark brown colour with a medium tall brown head; intense aroma of chocolate liqueur, vanilla; balanced flavour with a long, light bitter finish
RobBestwick (883) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 25, 2017
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Vanilla, oats, coffee and dark chocolate aroma. Pours a very dark brown with almost no head and minimal carbonation. Roasted coffee, dark chocolate and oat flavours - very malty. Medium bodied and very smooth. Hint of bitterness in the finish. Pretty good.
gringo332 (627) - Richardson, Texas, USA - DEC 18, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
It pours black with a brown head. There is plenty of lacing on the glass. It has aromas of oats, vanilla, and chocolate. There are oat, chocolate, and vanilla flavors with hints of coffee. It has a very creamy texture that has a medium feel and finishes moderately bitter.
willisread (3097) - Owensboro, Kentucky, USA - DEC 11, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared. Pours a deep brown to black with a finger of foam that lingers. Huge vanilla bean nose, caramel and milk chocolate. Light with more of the same on the palate. Creamy vanilla. Light toasted vanilla.
FROTHINGSLOSH (7449) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Chris brought this one too me from a trip to Utah. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with a large foamy brown head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was dry, roasty, woody and had notes of vanilla and floral hops. The flavor was bitter, dryish and toasty with cocoa, coffee, vanilla, wood and a hint t of red meat. Long finish. Moderately full bodied and smooth. Nice.
olio (9858) - Tampere, FINLAND - NOV 8, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
355 ml bottle.
Pours very dark brown color with a small head. Aroma is sweet chocolaty, slightly bitter malty, vanilla and cocoa, mild hops, some espresso comes through also. Flavor is chocolaty, cocoa and dark malt bitterness, coffee, vanilla sweetness and oats. Nice ashy cocoa finish. Very pleasant and tasty.
zvikar (5697) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - OCT 29, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown, nice head, aroma of chocolate, vanilla, wood, caramel, flavor of vanilla, chocolate, wood, caramel, medium bodied.