yngwie (16045) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. A dark brown beer topped by a small, dense, beige head. The aroma has lots of vanilla, some mocha, dark chocolate and a roasted touch. It’s full-bodied, smooth and semi-dry on the palate, even though there’s some vanilla and sugar sweetness. Roasted malts, chocolate, dark coffee and too much artificial feeling vanilla in the flavor. Oaked hints. Lasting roasted and vanilla-ish finish with dark chocolate and coffee. Too artificial vanilla going on here, else it’s quite nice. 150610
Meilby (10307) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 355ml @ Hotel Room, Best Western Plus, Waterbury, VT
Pours dark reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes or roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and too much vanilla. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long vanilla, chocolate and coffee finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
nathan30533 (941) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer really showcases the use of vanilla in a porter. Lighter on the coffee which I think may have balanced it out. Ok. Not great.
vipinvelp (3300) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown, no foam present. Vanilla aroma and coffee/vanilla taste, as promised by the label. (Dallas 201505)
bnokk (316) - Lee, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 8, 2015
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
APPEARANCE - very dark brown with thick foamy beige head.
NOSE - I’m a bit shocked that this has hardly any scents coming from it at first, especially not vanilla or java. The coffee side does come through as it hits room temperature.
LAVOR - pretty good lighter porter flavor. The java nor the vanilla come through strongly. As the sip finishes I get some hints of vanilla flavor
echudy (143) - Massachusetts, USA - MAY 1, 2015
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very floral scents, almost lavender. Java notes not as strong as I hoped, neither was the vanilla. Very soft flavors overall though, not that bitter
HopsandBolts (240) - Ontario, CANADA - APR 30, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the Ottawa Bier Markt.
Appearance: Pours a
dark black with finger or so of thick white head. Tons of lacing.
Chocolate, moca, toffee.
Chocolate, ginger ale, moca,coffee grounds.
Thick and smooth with a bit lighter carbonation.
Overall: What a really nice Porter! The aromas jump out of the glass and the flavours convey everything in the aromas plus a few surprises like ginger ale. Very easy to drink and something I would definitely order again.
Spab (3045) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the Bier Markt (Don Mills). Pours a dark brown with modest-sized light tan head. Aroma is sweet vanilla with some subtler roasty notes, chocolate and hints of coffee. Flavour is also more sweet than roasty but the coffee note comes through a little more to go with lots of vanilla and some chocolate. Average carbonation and a body maybe a little fuller than average. Very pleasant beer.
rarbring (1994) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 26, 2015
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Overall: Sweet, some coffee. Loads of vanilla.
Note: On-tap at Bier Markt. Reviewed 2015-04-26.
joejames (411) - Jacobus, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2015
2.1 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle to shaker glass. Pours black with red hues under strong light. Small, short light brown head, no lacing, no retention. Aroma of vanilla extract. Tastes sweet, no real bitterness, just more vanilla. Light bodied, average carbonation, thin mouth feel. Finishes sweet. Tasting notes of chocolate, artificial vanilla, roasted malt, bad coffee and metallic notes. Not very good.