bhensonb (15489) - Woodland, California, USA - JUN 30, 2017 tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: APR 2, 2014 Growler: Pitch black; creamy head somewhere between khaki & tan that quickly disperses to form a chunky ring around the beer. Aroma is nicely spiced with notes of cinnamon (heaviest), powdered brown sugar, a little roastiness, & some lighter inclusions of vanilla & maple syrup on the back-end. A touch of alcohol heat can be picked up from the nose. Taste is also heaviest on the cinnamon, but it never proves too spicy; backing of moderate maple, roasted malts with a kiss of char, faint booze, & a little bit of vanilla leading into the finish. I actually get some reminders of coffee & nuts in the aftertaste; typical descriptors likely from the malt bill, I’m sure. While I probably wouldn’t smell/taste this & immediately think "French Toast", it’s still a very nice spiced stout that would go great with a half-stack.
Bottle from Modern Liquor in D.C. Cute breakfast label. Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. Aroma is like French toast with maple syrup. Didn’t pick up the cinnamon. Nearly full bodied. Flavor is hm? And then immediately it’s French toast with cinnamon and maple syrup. The smooth dark malt is nearly hidden. ’Tis an amazing and delicious trick. Shouldn’t miss this. Thechasm442 (1005) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2017
Feb bottle. Black with an average mocha head that leaves decent lacing. Aroma is dark roasted malts, cocoa, maple, vanilla, and cinnamon. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, oak, maple, and a bit like pancakes. Average body and lightly sticky with a sweet finish. StefanSD (2451) - Ouray, Colorado, USA - MAY 23, 2017
Bottle. Bought this before WW sold out to AB. Dark drown pour with a fine beige head that soon fades to a film. The aroma is undistinguished with vanilla and cocoa. The taste had vanilla in the forefront, followed by maple,then cinnamon and tin picking up the back end in a big way. The palate was a touch thin for an imperial stout. The finish was long, cloying and disturbing with brown sugar, cheap cinnamon and something metallic. Overall: My first and last from this brewery. Bule (2228) - California, USA - MAY 6, 2017
500ml bottle pours a dark brown color with a bit of head. Tons of cinnamon. Light on the malt and body.
DocLock (10835) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2017
Gifted bottle via a Docolyte. Pours turbid deep brown with tan head. Dark malt, heavy spice, vanilla in the nose. Dense palate, rich flavor, solid dessert beer, but perhaps too spice-heavy.
Homer321 (5142) - Melboring, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2017
Bottleshare. Nose is super vanilla and cocoa. A lot of cocoa in the flavor. Not getting much maple. Decent. djd07 (15276) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 15, 2017
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with medium beige head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is a faint maple, roast, cocoa. Medium body, milk chocolate, roast, light maple, wood, very sweet, boozy, very good. tapefuzz (700) - Massachusetts, USA - APR 13, 2017
Draught. Pours nearly black with a thin light tan head. Aroma is maple syrup, cinnamon, chocolate, and some vanilla. Taste is maple syrup, chocolate, vanilla, light cinnamon, and some booze. Grainy finish. Medium-full body. Soft carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel. Very sweet. gregwilsonstl (2574) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - APR 12, 2017
Dark brownish black. Delicious. Maple cuts through nicely, cinnamon is well balanced and not hot, hints of vanilla and butter. I dig this. Just need a coffee stout next to it and Im happy. Would love to see a version of this with oats or lactose and lower abv. If that exists, beermail me. chinchill (5155) - South Carolina, USA - APR 3, 2017
From a 500 ml brown bottle with a bottling date of 10 Jan. 2017.
Dark brown clear body with a good head.
French toast in the nose and, more remarkably, in the flavor.
Medium full body with proper carbonation.