joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2007
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark brown appearance with sweet nose. light carbonation, flavor is sweet to a fault, strong vanilla flavor with some roasted malt finish. leaves a dry taste, not very good
dmac (3742) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle purchased at Caponeís. Poured a deep dark brown with a fizzy average size light tan head. Aroma was a cross between vanilla flavored pipe tobacco and a coffee/ vanilla scented bathroom freshner. There was an odd soapiness in the aroma that just distracted me. Either the carbonation was a bit too much or the body was bit too thin but somewhere between the two this beer just didnít have the right mouth feel. Flavor was better then the aroma with a nice lingering aftertaste of coffee, slight vanilla and possibly even a little tobacco. I see what they were going for with this beer and itís not bad but some subtle changes and this one could be way better.
dpbhoosier (51) - USA - JUL 29, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Dark and toatsty. Coffee aroma. Thin mouth feel. Odd flavor like a cola.
alexsdad06 (4522) - Ohio, USA - JUL 27, 2007
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours black with a touch of crimson at the edges. The fizzy off white head disappeared almost instantly. The aroma was roasted malt, coffee, and a hint of sweetness but was not a strong presence. The flavor is roasted malts that are slightly sweet. Then the flavor becomes something i canít quite place but is definetly not supposed to be here. the mouthfeel is medium and I canít get more specific because I am stuck on the weird flavor. This is not one I will buy again.
I started reading what other people had to say about this one and thanks to muenster I have it: PEAS. That is right on the money.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUL 24, 2007
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle, split with NachlamSie. Pours dark brown with beige head. The aroma is cold coffee, caramel, and some plantiness. The flavor is ash and some stale coffee; then gets pretty intense cola quality and carbonation. This has potential, but needs some work.
NachlamSie (2646) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 22, 2007
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle split with Tronraner. Pours a considerably dark red with a fair tan head. The nose is roasty and gummy. This porter is a weird mesh of flavors. Many desirable flavors are present in the way of ashy, roasty, gritty bitterness. Itís got that tasty bite that I like in a nice porter. On the other hand, especially in the finish, some not so great things come out like cola and a bit of veggies. So, I guess this is pretty average in the way of drinkability although definitely strange.
crizay (1050) - Brook Park, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2007
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 9/20
Had this for breakfast with my pancakes, eggs and bacon. Black pour, a brown head that fades to nothing. Aroma of coffee beans like smelling a can of coffee. Flavor is coffee beans, real dry and roasted and with a straight acidic irony aftertaste. Vanilla rides in the background blending with the coffee well but you can just tell they used beans and not actual coffee. Thin watery mouthfeel, hardly any carbonation, seriously this beer needs to go back on the drawing board.
drewbeerme (3869) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 15, 2007
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
12oz. pours dark with off white head. nose is overly vanilla, with hints of chocolate and coffee, way off balanced. flavor is odd, very sweet, brown sugary, chocolate, licorice, vanilla, and stale coffee. watery mouthfeel. just a mess of a beer.
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Found this whilst trolling local bottle store. Pours a dar brown limited head. Aroma was vanillaish and chocolate and a tad of earthen tones. Flavor was okay vanilla, chocolate malts and coffee. Palate was ok very thing though. Overall not too shabby.
kmweaver (3206) - Petaluma, California, USA - JUL 9, 2007
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle, courtesy of artusory. Thanks, Ryan! Pours a dark brown color; light tan head with fine-bubbled lacing. Dense, coffee and bitter chocolate in the aroma; some earthiness. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: lively carbonation, with a slightly green and slightly vegetal coffee character (mostly roasted, with some milk chocolate); some roasted malts mid-palate. Medium, coffee and vegetal finish.