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RATINGS: 694   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mvcramer (243) - Lexington, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 15, 2008
Sampled at ACBF on 6/20 in Boston and thought it was delicious. I love vanilla and really wanted to like this one. Brewer at the festival was a great guy as well. Purchased a 6-pack a few weeks later and was all fired up for a great beer. Unfortunately, it kind of fell flat. Pours a deep brown but with a very thin head, which was disappointing. Aroma has strong vanilla (excellent) and coffee notes, as hoped for. It felt a bit over-bittered on my palate. Just tasted a bit off to me. Not horrible (don’t get me wrong, the beer is still very drinkable) but just not as spectacular as I had expected. I’m going to finish the rest of my 6-pack and see if my opinion changes. I really want to like this one!!

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
KawaBomber (218) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2008
12oz Bottle: Dark brown w/ a light brown head. Aroma is of stale coffee w/ a nasty metallic note. Guess what? The flavor is of stale coffee too! Watery, metallic stale coffee. Iím piciking up zero vanilla. Christ, I bought one of these & itís sitting at my place as I write. Canít say Iím looking forward to it...shit!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KUEric (889) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUL 14, 2008
A very dark, beer with a dark brown head. Lots of big bubbles, but not what I’d consider a good looking pour, head or porter. The aroma was nice, coffee mainly. The flavor had a hint of vanilla and some serious coffee flavor. It wasn’t that it lacked flavor, it just seemed watered down somehow.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Guinness4Duff (515) - Tallahassee (and Poconos, PA), Florida, USA - JUL 13, 2008
Bottle. Dark pour with a strong sweet aroma. Flavor is a little overwhelming, strong sweetness with vanilla and coffee as you might expect. Too sweet for me, but i can see how alot of might really like this one.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 2/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JUL 3, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 4, 2008 Bottle from Corral Liquors in Granite City, IL. Pours an opaque dark brown with a creamy tan head. The nose is of stale coffee, vanilla and a harsh astringency that reduces the nose to a muddled mess that smells a lot like cigarette butts floating in old coffee. The mouthfeel begins light to medium bodied and creamy slick, but it quickly transitions into a severely astringent sourness that obliterates any pleasantness that you might have been experiencing seconds beforehand. The flavor is a disturbing sour note, cold week-old coffee and something that must be vanilla trying to assert itself into the mix...gack! This beer is a complete mess. Destination: drain. Well...at least it looked nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (12314) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 28, 2008
(Draught) Pours a dark brown body with a med tan head. Aroma of vanilla, roasted malt, and coffee. Flavor of toasted bread, vanilla, coffee, caramel, and chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
EithCubes (5249) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2008
Bottle. Strong roast coffee bean aroma, one of the stronger out there, with vanilla, yeast, ash, and stale air. A huge, creamy, rocky, dense and lacing tan head rests atop the dark brown body. There are notes of roast malt and chocolate in the taste, but theyíre hard to get to when that nasty vanilla extract hovers above them and smothers everything it can. Light tartness and a nice dirty, ashen, herbal earthiness (tobacco before drying and after burning). Faint woodiness. Light body but lasting, overly crisp carbonation detracts a bit. Was expecting much more from this.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Funknmilla (727) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 25, 2008
12oz bottle....dark dark brown , appears black at first...smells burnt--burnt watery coffee like 2-3 days in the pot...flavor is very similar to the aroma with some added vanilla extract and perhaps some soured cream...all this tastes liker it was served out a rusted copper coffee cup....body is unbalanced and even acidic and tart, which is something I donít like in my porter...price on the shelf was $4.95!!!...but It was given to me for free...thank goodness!!

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
notalush (5395) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2008
Dark ruby beer, with a moderate frothy lace - rather bland aroma of artificial vanilla, odd tartness, and some roasty notes - thin-bodied and flavored - mild vanilla and weak-ass coffee - some ash/tobacco - not much else - blah.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skyview (5310) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JUN 8, 2008
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle from Flanaganís Liquors in Appleton, Wisconsin. Pours a near opaque dark brown brew with a thin tan head that slowly dissipates to a thin creamy head and some spotty lacing ring. Aroma of toasted dark malts, a touch of vanilla, chocolate and some coffee. Taste is semi-sweet, light carbonated with flavors of roasted dark malt, chocolate and just a touch of vanilla beans. Finish has a nice balance of vanilla and roasted dark malt that slowly disappears to a mild vanilla aftertaste.

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