Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - DEC 12, 2007
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Clear garnet with a thick beige head. Sour nose... hmmm... some coffee and chocolate. Flavor is light coffee and chocolate, but a sourness permeates the entire ber. Infected? Not sure, but certainly not good. Drain pour.
DeadGuyFrank (347) - http://westchesterbeer.com, USA - DEC 11, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad, but certainly not great. Having experimented with vanilla in porters, it just does not work. Maybe there are better vanilla porters out there...if so please email me!!
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2007
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was a nice porter and VERY much vanilla in taste. This would be good with or poured over some Breyerís Vanilla Bean Ice Cream.
FLnative80 (174) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. 12 fl. oz. A nearly opaque, dark brown color resembling cola. Funky, metallic, mocha aroma. Light to medium body with a thin, dry texture. Strange, tangy, tart flavor with a bitter aftertaste. Unimpressive.
yjb (113) - Davis, California, USA - NOV 30, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I like my beer like a like my comedy... dark bitter assertive . Not bad, but wheres your soul? Give me somethin to chewon. Make me feel special. you brought somethin wish it were more
bigrond (1459) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
this beer was good. Very sweet. almost too sweet. ALMOST.
I really enjoyed sipping this beer. Itís a winner. For a porter thought..... its too sweet. Maybe this should have been label a sweet stout. I donít know - enjoy one a night - no more than that.
LooseCannon (938) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
12oz bottle. Pours black in color with full foamy brown head. Aroma of roasted coffee and lite vanilla. Taste roasted coffee and vanilla with light coffee bitter.
TheBeerGod (5166) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 21, 2007
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Pour is deep brown to near black. Aroma is roasty with big coffee notes. Iím not picking up much vanilla in the aroma at all. Basically smells like a coffee porter. Taste is a bit more coffee, some light lactic tartness, roasted malts, and light cocoa. Still, not much vanilla to this. Body is light-medium with bubbly carbonation. More lactic astringency and light coffee bitterness. Finishes with more coffee, roasted malts, cocoa, and tartness. A let down, really.
RblWthACoz (964) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - NOV 18, 2007
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Pours pitch black with a tan head that is very airy and bubble filled. Nose is strongest with roasted coffee tones. Mild vanilla there yes. Wow. What a weird flavor. On the first swig, I got such an oddly sweet hit that I didnít think I would be able to have another sip, let alone finish the whole damn thing. I hoped it would turn into something else as time went on, but it didnít. Way too tangy. Just sings a bit too high. Feel is okay on the liquid and it has a pretty high carbonation. But overall this is one unbalanced beer. Such a weird tangy thing going on that I just canít hang.
jmuhops (669) - Winchester, Virginia, USA - NOV 1, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very dark brown with a two-finger white head. Aroma of coffee thatís spent too much time in the pot. Also a hint of toasted caramel. Odd flavor. Thereís a vanilla throughout thatís just kind of there, like the guy with no date for the prom. On top of this is a very weak taste of coffee. Fortunately, thereís a strong spring water flavor that takes over after a few seconds. Really not worth the flick of the wrist it took to open the bottle.