BrianPopis (4) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2014 does not count
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mild chocolate/coffee aroma, with a little bit of roasty smell. Dark, clear colour, with a thin caramel coloured head. A little bit strong on the chocolate flavour, but overall very decent and sweet. Very light bitterness and little to no sour flavours. Would do better with a fuller palate. Overall, not a bad beer, but far from being great.
Claves77 (152) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2014
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Good dark color, but lacking head; appears thin. Robust aroma, not overpowering. Tad weak. Strong vanilla, weak java. Good mix, but lacking back end.
malkyore (166) - - JAN 26, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
So itís OK. Iíve heard bad things and Iíve heard good things. To be honest I like it. Its just portery enough to satisfy my dark beer craving... Itís got a decent vanilla tone and a lot of coffee. That being said, as far as porters go, this is weak. Itís like drinking a lager, itís light bodied to the point where its kind of strange. That being said, as far as this beer goes, itís pretty good. Itís not spectacular by any means, but its drinkable to the point where if its available Iíd get it again.
jaybes (17) - Hastings, Michigan, USA - JAN 25, 2014
1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Am I sucking on a Yankee Candle? Did Atwater just pour Hersheyís Syrup in a Bud Light? This is the worst porter Iíve ever had. Horrible imitation vanilla flavor, and by java did they mean Maxwell House? Very thin mouth feel, with a nauseating aftertaste. My first true drain pour.
ziel (76) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 18, 2014
2.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Great aroma and appearance. This is a very smooth porter that is very easy to drink.
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 (1713) - 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 (182) - 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 thatís been sitting around too long. Fairly during vanilla note, rather overdone. Finishes with a whisper of chocolate malt. Pretty lousy.
jstonerock24 (107) - 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.