Travlr (24758) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - OCT 27, 2010
Growler courtesy of scraff, thanks very much. Sweet, thick and creamy, not bad if you enjoy the sweetness. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 26, 2010
Growler, thanks scraff. Small beige head atop clear dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, strong coffee, light bittersweet chocolate, faint vanilla. taste is moderately sweet, coffee, some bittersweet chocolate, light nut, vanilla. Low carbonation, some stickiness, medium-full body. BeerandBlues2 (13311) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 25, 2010
Growler. Pours clear dark brown to black with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is heavy malt (cookie, chocolate, toffee, nutty), light hops (earthy), and average esters (dried fruit) with notes of vanilla, wood, and prunes. Flavor is heavy malt (cookie, chocolate, toffee, nutty), light hops (earthy), and average esters (dried fruit) with notes of vanilla, wood, and prunes. Full body, medium warmth, creaminess, and carbonation with a sweet texture and dry finish. hopscotch (11101) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 30, 2012
Draft… Pours clear and dark with flashes of crimson and a small, creamy, beige head. Good retention. The bouquet is nutty, caramely, and chocolaty with a generous measure of vanilla. Full-bodied and creamy with lazy carbonation. The flavor leans a touch toward the charred, bitter side of balance - roasted malt sweetness is narrowly surpassed by black malt and hop bitterness. There are gentle nuances of cocoa and vanilla as well. The lengthy finish is burnt, bitter and a touch boozy. GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 26, 2010
Growler courtesy of scraff. Poured a clear brown to black with ruby highlights. Excellent tan head leaves spotty lace everywhere. Aroma is cookie dough, milk chocolate, vanilla, spicy hops. Taste is rich, velvety chocolate, big vanilla and cocoa butter. Rich, oily palate. Good stuff.
nimbleprop (8382) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 7, 2010
Growler, pours a nearly opaque, oily black with a cloudy, tan head. Nose is coffee, vanilla beans, sweet, sugary. Flavor is sweet, like a vanilla milk shake, coffee beans, caramel. Full bodied, sweet finish. A little too cakey. JaBier (7972) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 6, 2010
Cask at Pratt Street Ale House. Black pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate and roast. Roasty chocolate flavor with lots of vanilla coming through. Finish is dank and sorta cardboard-ish, but otherwise pretty solid. GenDV138 (7284) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Draft at The Ale House Columbia, poured into a 5 ounce mini-snifter. Pours a dark brownish black with tan head. Aromas of roast, vanilla, milk chocolate. Tastes of big roast, coffee, dark chocolate, vanilla. Medium body with a nice creamy mouthfeel, semi-dry finish. Pretty solid, probably one of my favorites from Oliver Ales. sonnycheeba (5988) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Tap. Pours opaque black with average, fizzy tan head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is roasted and caramel malts, vanilla, dark coffee, chocolate, plums, and woody notes. Flavor is smooth, roast malt forward with supporting dark fruit esters, vanilla, and light earthy hops; smoothness transitions to an espresso flavor leaving a dry, ashy finish. Medium/full body and low carbonation. MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 24, 2010
Dark brown, soapy white head, nice bubbles. Cocoa nib strong in nose, light roast. Very sweet flavor, balanced vanilla and cocoa nibs with a wonderful husky bitterness through the finish. Nice stuff, very balanced and not overly sweet, rather coherent in fact if a little straightforward in mix.