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RATINGS: 712   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 22, 2009
Hmmm... Not getting what I thought I would out of this one. Pours a deep brown more than a black or even dark pour. Aroma is weak at best. I had to really get in there for anything and I still missed most of the vanilla and all the "java". Taste is an awful, but there is not much porter and even less of the vanilla or coffee I was hoping for. Seems almost to be watered down and to have too much carbonation, I like the idea, just not the outcome. Seems a bit of a mess.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
sarahmarie (265) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Vanilla Java Porter?? Yea it was somewhat sweet on the lips with a slight taste of vanilla, only if your really searching for it. Besides that I failed to detect any chocolate or java flavors. Its a bit flat and light for a porter. Taste like a boring bock. Really disappointing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chandler0201 (650) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2009
Aroma of vanilla and dark chocolate. Flavor is somewhat creamy and more vanilla with chocolate in aftertaste, no real hops present.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2009
Pours black with froathy offwhite head. Aroma is vanilla extract and baking chocolate. Flavor is very creamy and milky, of course tons of vanilla, and a sweet chocolately taste. Reminds me of some weird starbucks drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
haddon90 (1587) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - AUG 15, 2009
Bottle. Pours a deep brown with minimal head. Heavy vanilla aroma, with a hint of roasted malt and coffee. Very promising with the aroma. Goes down hill after that Soapy taste. Some vanilla notes, and a little bit of malt. But nothing close to resembling a porter. Disappointing.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JFGrind (1949) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 14, 2009
Roasted aroma, thin bodied black porter with slight sourness, chocolate and vanilla flavors. I think all the ingredients are there to make a great vanilla porter, diminished body and flavors make it just an above average porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
williamherbert (1423) - Syracuse, New York, USA - AUG 12, 2009
Dark dark brown, just this side of black. Brown at the edges. Head subsides quickly. A hint of vanilla over a very stiff, bitter coffee aroma. Burnt with hints of dark raisin and licorice. Vanilla just and accent. An initial bitter burnt coffee malt bite. A sweet hint of vanilla. Tobacco, dark raisin. A nice bitter, burnt base, with a sweeter, milder end. Pungent and pucker at the end as it warms. Thick, oily, smooth. A solid stout. Bitter, then sweet, then sour. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
deyholla (9265) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 2, 2009
On tap at the MBG Summer Festival. Poured black with a brown head. Aroma consisted of sweet vanilla and dark coffee notes. Flavor consisted of vanilla and chocolate notes, but it became overly sweet and left a ridiculously sweet aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
biznizness (1140) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Had this on tap at the Irish pub in Baxter. As he would say, F it, I liked it, I don’t care what everyone says. Lots of sweet vanilla flavor. Tasty brew, if not a textbook porter.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
coyotehunter (695) - , Michigan, USA - JUL 25, 2009
Bottle. Aroma is mild of coffee and very faint vanilla. Pours black with a fizzy head. Its more floral than coffee, with some vanilla extract showing pretty strong. Rather poor offering for a porter...very watery . It has a sweetness to it that ruins any hope for making this a good porter and leaves me unsatisfied. Theres some faint roastiness towards the end, but it doesnt save it. Bleh.

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