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A robust Porter made with chocolate malt. This malt Beverage is brewed with coffee beans with Natural Flavor added (Vanilla Extract), and we balance it with U.S. Golding Hops. Our award winning brew is sure to please! Open it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chucklemation (593) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma is sweet vanilla and some coffee. Flavor is also dominated by vanilla, with some coffee notes. Moderate carbonation helps. Has a light body and flavor, but is nonetheless tasty and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TimsRatings (421) - - AUG 1, 2014
On tap at Yardhouse (Raleigh). Pours dark brown. Strong vanilla aroma. Vanilla dominates the taste, with coffee following nicely. Not bad... ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jfb (4195) - Freising, GERMANY - JUL 31, 2014
(draught) pours a hazy dark ruby-brown colour with a frothy beige head. aroma of heavy vanilla, crème brûlée and light roasted malts, with a hint of milk chocolate, honey and fudge. flavour is mostly black tea, more vanilla and toasted malts, slightly chalky, with a hint of hazelnuts in the finish. medium-bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dlbeer (846) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Tap at brewfest. Dark pour with tan head. Smells of chocolate, vanilla and slight smoke. Tastes of a lot of vanilla. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
alkolord (134) - - JUL 22, 2014
From Tap, dunkelbraun, fast schwarz im Glas, Schokoladen und Vanille Noten in der Nase, leichte Schokolade und Vanille im Geschmack, sehr leichter Körper für ein so dunkles Bier

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1855) - - JUL 20, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 7-12-12- Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance – Pours a deep brown color with a big billowy tan head. The head fades fast leaving a lighter level of lacing. Smell – The aromas are heaviest of roasted malt and chocolate. Mixed with these aromas are some coffee and a sweeter vanilla aroma. While it is a little light in coffee and vanilla it is a nice aroma overall. Taste – Sweeter flavors of roasted malt and a semisweet chocolate meet the tongue. These are quickly greeted by a vanilla flavor and a very light coffee flavor. The coffee gets stronger in intensity, although it never gets close to as strong as the roast and chocolate. In the end the taste is largely of a sweeter coco malt with ever so light flavors of coffee. Mouthfeel – The body is on the creamier side with a slightly higher level of carbonation level. The thicker body suits the sweeter malty and roasty flavors well, although the higher carbonation takes a bit away from the creaminess. Overall –Not a bad brew, it has good flavors but does not really live up to its name as a “vanilla Java” porter.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Busick (390) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2014
I was so excited and had such high hopes with the name of this beer..vanilla and java!! I took my last sip with disappointment!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
FiR1 (2) - Racine, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 11, 2014 does not count
Good appearance, mellow aroma, heavy chocolate on the front finished with strong vanilla note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
decaturstevo (5260) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Brown pour with ruby hints. Tan head and lace. Vanilla and coffee dominate the nose. Vanilla, light coffee, and a decent malt bitter on the flavor. Medium body with ok carbonation. Thins out in the end somewhat.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
ads135 (3155) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - MAY 27, 2014
Too much vanilla here. The java comes through, there’s plenty of chocolate as well, but the vanilla dominates. Tried with Jess, Mark, and Matt at the DC brewfest in 2014.

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