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RATINGS: 723   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   IBU: 12   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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!


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2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bagalagalaga (156) - Indiana, USA - MAY 7, 2013
The taste is a bit artificial, too much vanilla overwhelms the porter. Kind of harsh bite to it too.


4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopper8 (33) - Holland, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2016
Really yummy porter. The vanilla added smooths out this porter and makes it complex in flavor and simple in enjoyment. Really good beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
akoeninger (664) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 23, 2016
A decent sweet porter with notes of vanilla balanced by the burnt, roasted coffee beans.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (6972) - Utah, USA - JUL 19, 2016
12oz bottle from Merriman Street Grill
Pours clear dark brown with a small beige head, some lacing. Aroma of vanilla, dark malts, chocolate and coffee. Flavors of roasted malts, caramel, chocolate and vanilla
Pretty good, not much coffee though

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Pumpkin87 (227) - - JUN 26, 2016
Pours opaque dark brown with hint of red, small tan head that goes quickly but leaves some skim. Nose is coffee, roast malt, roast nuts, biscuit. Palate has vanilla in and out, sometimes coming through as itself, or at least vanilla wafers, and other times creating more of a cocoa effect with the coffee. Nothing objectionable in the flavors, but they don’t always seem to blend well. Light-medium body, fine for a porter, but there’s a lot of competition in this part of the marketplace.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Marheb (4769) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 16, 2016
(En fût à Sport Shotz Detroit Airport): Graham crackers, vanille enrobante, léger chocolat et une finale évanouissante.

2.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Andrew196 (1401) - Katy, Texas, USA - JUN 3, 2016
Dark with a flimsy beige head. Plain roast aroma and some pepper. Weird flavor on this guy, some earthy tones, more roast, notes of cola in the end. Like a crisp, watery Guinness. Tastes homebrewish to me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
vtafro (6553) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 1, 2016
Bottle. Dark brown pour with light head. Vanilla, roasted, chocolate aromas. Flavors are mostly vanilla, light sweet notes.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JMerritt (1940) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Bottled. Pours very dark brown with a smallish tan head. Aroma of toasted pecans, chocolate syrup, light roasted coffee, and a touch of smoke - all in all, quite pleasant. Roasty flavor up front with faint touches of vanilla. Middle has some slightly stale bread, though the finish is rich with coffee roast. Mouthfeel is a little light, but otherwise I thought this was quite tasty!

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
zubblwump (52) - Michigan, USA - APR 21, 2016
Pours dark with a quickly dissipating head. Strong chocolate smell. First taste is all coffee, and doesn’t waver much. I didn’t really get vanilla. It felt kind of "thin" for a porter. But it was smooth, with no bitterness. Better than I expected.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jsmerig (1472) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2016
My wife says it looks like mud. It is dark but with a red hue. Strong coffee aroma. The mix with the vanilla actually makes it taste like cocoa. The taste is mildly sweet with a dark finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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