bth122 (1498) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2016
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Brown color with medium head. Aroma of coffee, vanilla ice cream sandwich , nuts, roasted malt. Light texture. Lighter bodied porter. Makes it drinkable. Creamy. Dry finish. This is a solid beer.
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thepatrickman (829) - Durham, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 22, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle at home. This tastes like a Cream Soda candle. There’s a lot of vanilla flavor kicking around, but it tastes noticeably artificial and not at all pleasant. The porter base is surprisingly bland -- any coffee, chocolate, or roasted notes are muted and fade away really quickly, which only allows the artificial vanilla to come through even more. It tastes cheap.
unnoDey (5) - New York, USA - JAN 31, 2016 does not count
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It seems like it has quite a few flaws, so I would not think that fans of highly-rated porters like the Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald would like it. However, it is on the mild side as far as overall flavor, so it is almost like a gateway beer for people who usually don’t like beer or only like shandies. It’s ok as a mild porter.
Panzuriel (1952) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JAN 31, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
16 oz can at Nationwide Arena. Atwater Vanilla Java Porter is a deep brown brew with a mocha head. Nose is medium coffee with strong vanilla hints. Taste is a lightly sweet and mostly vanilla coffee experience. Body has a bit of silkiness with medium body. a decent vanilla coffee beer. A bit one note, but it does that one note well.
Cousin_Larry (875) - - JAN 23, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma has strong vanilla with hints of coffee. Flavor is watery but has decent vanilla and chocolate notes. Aight.
biirusaikou (2566) - - JAN 19, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at The Craft Brasserie. Not so sure what all the hate is about, this one may be a tad gimmicky but for the abv it is tasty enough, vanilla and coffee flavors stand out with a fairly smooth and soft mouthfeel. Decent.
fluffy (2357) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2016
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Smells like a candle, tastes like one too. Fakey flavors in this one. Will pass next time.
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bvbunited (68) - Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This beer starts off looking and smelling great. The color is dark and robust. You definitely smell the coffee aromas also. First taste is a great chocolate malt and then it has a very (almost too) smooth finish. Overall this is a very good beer
beerme31 (643) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft. Pours brown thin lacing. Aroma of roasted coffee and vanilla. Medium sweet taste. Medium body, light bitter finish, sticky texture.
jbruner (3987) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep brownish black on tap with thin ring of tan head. Aroma and taste of good vanilla and coffee notes. Thinner mouth, but solid beer, better than the ratings here.