tgncc (3005) - Bellmore, New York, USA - MAY 15, 2009
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is malty, with some notes of coffee. The appearance is typical to the porter, dark brown, tinge of red, tan head. The flavor is roasted coffee, malty, no note of vanilla. The vanilla comes through on the finish. The finish has no hops or anything else going on. Not terrible, but not good.
SrSilliGose (3309) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - MAY 10, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
UPDATED: DEC 26, 2009 pours a brown with a small tan head. aroma of plaudough, vanilla, and old coffee. maybe some dusty cocoa as well. I couldn’t think about anything but playdough while drinking this beer. I haven’t even been around playdough in years. Atwater playdough porter.
apingos (90) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2009
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
bottle at Octane. Poured black with weak head. Very strong coffee notes with a thin body. Sweet roasted malt taste. This is what I call a "girlie" beer. I wasn’t impressed. I question the 6% ABV.
jimhilt (2465) - Bow, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 5, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a two finger light tan head that fades quickly leaving a good lace. Brown/black opaque color. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied. Coffee nose. Flavor is sweet coffee with a smooth vanilla finish. $2.05 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, MA.
gilkesjm (8) - Virginia, USA - APR 20, 2009 does not count
1.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
chocolate, coffee, earthy, aminimal head, tan foam, black, cloudy, heavily sour, medium bitterness, medium body, average carbonation, bitter,
sbroome (149) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - APR 18, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours brown, like typical porter. nose of nothing specific. mouthfeel like watered-down coffee and, well, nothing but light light light. taste is very subtle, brief coffee and faint roast. there’s vanilla in here? hardly anything to make this memorial.
mcferc4 (59) - New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2009
1.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 1/20
Weak, weak sauce. The only drainpour in recent memory. Thin, cloying and artificial vanilla notes. Watery. See ya.
LinusStick (2990) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2009
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This is a decent porter that I’ve had many times, but haven’t rated it til now. Aroma was decent. Thin pool water with a hint of vanilla. Pour was a flat dark brown with no head or bubbles. Taste was weak in the beginning, but the aftertaste brings out all that is tasteful in this beer. The swallow brings a little flavor or heavily carbonated chocolate (Yoo Hoo?) with strong vanilla and roasted malt coming out in the aftertaste. Great biting carbonation makes this beer enjoyable.
kennydiaz (353) - Manahawkin, New Jersey, USA - APR 14, 2009
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
When I looked at the label I got really excited. It was not the robust porter it advertised but a beer trying to find an identity. The vanilla extract just destroyed it and I was wondering why I wasted $8 for a six pack.
daknole (10220) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 7, 2009
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle from my cousin sam. This one smells like it might be a winner. Good roast, vanilla, some light chocolate and coffee. And the first sip seems to represent an ok beer. But quickly as you sip it gets worse and worse and worse. The lactic sourness starts to dominate and as your palate gets used to the flavor you see that this was brewed with vanilla extract instead of beans. This could have been really good, but it wasnt.