mfhennig (221) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - AUG 5, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a dark brown with a decent tan head and a little lacing from a 16 oz can. Aroma is mostly vanilla. Taste is mostly bitter coffee. The beer is pretty thin and watery, as a whole, it doesn’t do much for me. If there is such a thing as a "session" Porter, this fills the bill nicely, but I’ll take this over a session IPA any day.
mabel (8014) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
[7312-20150626] Tap. Mild roasted vanilla wood aroma. Black body with a big long-lasting creamy tan head and thick lacing. Vanilla roasted wood flavour continues in the flavour with a roasty sweet finish. Full body is quite roasted. Good. (8/3+/8/4/15) 3.8
(@ The Craft, Toronto, ON)
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Christpuncher (2387) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Too much vanilla and not enough anything else. Very watery and flat. Tastes like vanilla extract. Smells like vanilla with some toasted malt notes. Junk
hershiser2 (1683) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUL 17, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with an inch of tan head.
Smells of coffee, chocolate milk, and vanilla.
Taste is vanilla and chocolate milk. F-ing delicious.
George2Tall (30) - - JUL 9, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours very dark with moderate head. Sweet flavor, but not overpowering. The flavor starts with vanilla and finishes with coffee.
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chito53566 (2) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet up front and creamy throughout. The aroma is a bit weak and the sweetness is a little off putting to the nose. I would like to taste a bit more of the java flavoring.
JBPortland (1368) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle pours dark brown black with light edges and a small finger of light tan head. Nose is strong artificial vanilla, sweet syrup, french vanilla coffee, light roast. Taste is similar with overpowering vanilla, light caramel coffee, high sweetness. Finishes sweet, round vanilla, light cocoa. Thin. Too much.
jercraigs (9154) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2015-06-26. Black body with a moderate creamy tan head. Aroma is strongly vanilla, sweetish, muted mocha undertones. Flavour has sweet vanilla character up front, bitter coffee notes follow. Smooth average plus bodied palate, soft carbonation. Okay, the vanilla character is nice but the coffee is a bit jarring. On tap at Craft, Toronto.
raymow (1224) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottled - nice dark color. Good chocolate and coffee flavor. Aroma could be better. Overall, pretty good porter.
ajnepple (4370) - Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz single bottle from Molly’s Spirits. Black appearance with a small, lingering brown head. Aroma of coffee beans, vanilla, light roast, cocoa, light caramel malt and bitter chocolate. Similar flavor. Light body. Good.