Flylips (10) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A good porter with a great amount of vanilla and coffee. Coffee is very pronounced in this brew. Pours thick with a great creamy head.
chinchill (1246) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle date (bottled) notched July 2013, served in a Belgian snifter.
Pours very dark reddish-brown, clear, with a bubble and weak beige head. OK carbonation but overly thin body.
Aroma: pretty well balanced mix of dark roasted malts, coffee and vanilla, but with vanilla dominant.
Flavor: follows except with the vanilla seeming even more disproportionate and now this is mildly objectionable. At least it is a natural vanilla flavor. Eventually, the vanilla recedes at bit aloowing more coffee and a good dose of dark roasted grain to dominate the lingering aftertaste. Mildly sweet.
Slubgob (167) - West Hartford, USA - JAN 1, 2014
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle into cup. Scant cream colored head, brown begging on black. Unpleasant bitterness dinosaurs the mouth, kind of like bad coffee that’s been sitting around too long. Fairly during vanilla note, rather overdone. Finishes with a whisper of chocolate malt. Pretty lousy.
jstonerock24 (78) - Englewood, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Roasted coffee chocolate and caramel aroma. Flavor is a very mild porter with a coffee caramel flavor up front with a hint of vanilla on the backbone. Average porter.
jrussell9109 (7) - Fairbury, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2013 does not count
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
Poured 12oz bottle. Pours a dark brown color with no head at all. Smells of more chocolate than vanilla with very slight hint of coffee. Very light mouth feel. Lots of chocolate with more vanilla than the smell, has the tiny hint of coffee. Ok Porter not fan of such light mouth feel.
IceChipsSky11 (276) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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FishBizkit (234) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 23, 2013
2.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark brown/black with a medium khaki head. Only vanilla extract in aroma. Taste basically of just vanilla with a slight coffee bitterness as the palate fades. Very underwhelmed.
BlowOffTube (330) - Michigan, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sounds delicious but falls flat. Pours a nice dark brown with a tan head. Light aroma of vanilla and some chocolate but not big. Taste is vanilla, light coffee and chocolate but kind of flat. Medium body feel with light carbonation.
degbert (962) - Austin, Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours an opaque brown-black with a rocky, large-grained cream head. Nose is musty coffee with a touch of vanilla and wet stone. Weak iced coffee on the tongue; there’s not a lot of substance to it, though the vanilla is nicely balanced and there’s a smooth creaminess to it that’s nice. Finish is pleasant and smoky. It’s good, and it’ doesn’t use vanilla as a crutch.
Erikh04 (97) - - DEC 13, 2013
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Good. But not great. A little too carbonated. Nice finish but aftertaste is a little off.
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