boxofrane (2553) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at brew pub. Pours clear brown with minimal head. The aroma Is vanilla forward with some malty sweetness. The taste is vanilla, a little coffee, and a little too sweet.
tmoreau (3929) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap and Mug Club served at the Lombard brewpub, showing a clear, brownish copper color, with a modest amount of off white/cream colored head foam, and a web-like mixture of spots & streaks as lacing. The aroma presented malty/caramelly sweetness, favorably accented by notes of vanilla, toffee, and a touch of chocolate. Toastiness, almost light roastiness made more of an impression in the flavor, with decent carbonation accentuating the earthy hop bitterness. With a medium body, and a little alcohol warmth, the finale was somewhat dry and flavorfully crisp.