LinusStick (2969) - 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 Iíve had many times, but havenít 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 (10112) - 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.
suchen (81) - , Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2009
2.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
What is this beerís deal? Did Atwater try to make it mineralized like an English beer or something? Very bitter, tart flavor? It fizzed like a soda when I poured it leaving zero head on an almost opaque beer. Extremely disappointing given the name. Should be sued for false advertising.
shadey (1977) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 6, 2009
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 Bottle from BOTW. Iím wasnít overly impressed, the aromas and flavors came across as artificial and the carbonation was really tight and harsh. Still I drank it down relatively quickly.
IDunno19 (89) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 28, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: MAR 31, 2009 Not sure why people rate this beer so low...itís quaffable and delicious.
Nose full of oak, chocolate, vanilla, and slight toasty hops. Beautiful dark amber color with thick creamy head. Vanilla character set off by hops along with slight coffee, oak, char, and chocolate notes.
Update: Sours on the finish and flavors are thin as the beer warms. Changed rating accordingly.
armando629 (2442) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 22, 2009
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Deep black body with a small lacing tan head. Roasted grains, coffe and some light vanilla in the nose. It hasnít got any sourish aroma...Medium body, little thin texture with sweet coffe taste, roasted flavor,some vanilla character opens when the beer gets warmed..
rudy (12) - New York, USA - MAR 21, 2009
0.6 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
Hard to find anything good about this beer. It might be the worse beer I have ever had. it had a block opeck color, with very little head. the aroma had a very sour smell. you could taste ,coffee and chocolate, and it was strong, but that was underlined by the very sour taste, that almost made me sick. and vanilla. What vanilla? I thought I had a bad beer, until I read other comments similar to what I found. There were actually chunks in my beer. the finish was just so bad. there was just nothing good about this beer, and struggled to even give it the grade I did. just undrinkable.
imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - MAR 18, 2009
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. Pour is deep brown with little to no head. Aromas of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts. Flavor is roasted malts and coffee. No vanilla in this one at all. It sounds much better than it is.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2009
2.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a murky dark brown with a very small off white head. The head dissipates quickly leaving no lacing per se. Heavy vanilla and coffee notes in the nose give me hope. Mild carbonation with a somewhat astringent quality. It has a certain sourness that doesnít seem to pair well at all. Sweet with a very little bitterness. Dry. I donít get the coffee on the palate nearly as much as I did in the nose. Lighter in body and finishes fairly clean. As I was finishing this one, the flavors merged into a definite BBQ flavor. Very weird. It definitely didnít put itís namesake to very good use.