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RATINGS: 679   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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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!


2.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
WISEGUY572 (1374) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2008
This was strange and strangely unpleasant. Nose of metallic artificial vanilla. Taste of vanilla, artificial vanilla, and lemonade ... sweet and sour powdered lemonade. Thin in the mouth ... no malt, no body. Just strange.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
T2Tool (352) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - MAY 15, 2008
Had on tap. A dark black color in the glass. As expected, java was the main aroma for this beer. Taste was of dark roasted coffee which was followed by the vanilla sweetness. Hip of hops was noted in the finish. The beer lived up to its name with the vanilla and the java taste.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - MAY 8, 2008
Bottle picked up on a trip to MI for beer. A dark porter flavored by coffee, vanilla, hops and malt. eh.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
keoki182 (305) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 5, 2008
Aroma was chocolatey mocha with strong roasted notes. I could identify several nice flavors to add to this porter: cocoa, vanilla beans, coffee. Itís probably sweet enough to be a dessert beer, as Iíd only like to drink 1 or 2 in a sitting. But for what it was, it was very good. Me gusta.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aggie80 (788) - Michigan, USA - APR 19, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2009 Nice dark pour with a reasonable head. Deep coffee aromas with a touch of vanilla in the background. The bitterness was due to coffee flavoring rather than hops. A good solid porter that Iíd be glad to drink again. Re-rated

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
can8ianben (1387) - State College, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 14, 2008
aroma is smoky and savory. the apearance is jet black with no head to speak of after the pour. flavour reminds me of vanilla coke - add a bit of burnt wood. it is an interesting beer, bonus points for being unlike anything Iíve ever had before, yet not enjoyable enough to consider drinking it again.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - APR 14, 2008
Pours dark brown with an odd tan off white dissipating head (reminded me of a rootbeer head rather than a beer head). Smells of soy sauce, tarte, buttery. Tastes of fruit, some coffee, hints of sweet malt.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bag (106) - Bethel Park, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 13, 2008
From bottle... poured very dark brown with very minimal head. Aroma was great! Exactly what I expected... coffee, vanilla, and hot chocolate. Tasted as expected too -- coffee with a touch of vanilla. The body was a bit light, but typical porter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dragonfly1 (498) - Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2008
Peoria BeerFest. I enjoyed this a bit more than previous reviewers. Jet black pour, minimal head, and served a bit too cold at first. After warming up, it was a touch sweet, but overall it was an enjoyable mix of coffee and vanilla. More of a dessert beer, not something you could have more than one at a time. Not much in the way of any dark, roasted malt flavors like a typical porter, but still interesting.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - APR 8, 2008
Black with tan frothy slowly diminishing head. Aroma of over-roasted malts and chocolate. Overly carbonated. Tastes of chocolate with both tart and acidic qualities in the finish that lingers as a bad bitter mix that screams experiment gone wrong.


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