raymundo00 (19) - - JUN 29, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cold dark creamy goodness. There is a defining vanilla aftertaste with a smokey caramel flavor upfront.
chito53566 (2) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sweet up front and creamy throughout. The aroma is a bit weak and the sweetness is a little off putting to the nose. I would like to taste a bit more of the java flavoring.
JBPortland (1151) - Portland, Maine, USA - JUN 28, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle pours dark brown black with light edges and a small finger of light tan head. Nose is strong artificial vanilla, sweet syrup, french vanilla coffee, light roast. Taste is similar with overpowering vanilla, light caramel coffee, high sweetness. Finishes sweet, round vanilla, light cocoa. Thin. Too much.
jercraigs (8423) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
2015-06-26. Black body with a moderate creamy tan head. Aroma is strongly vanilla, sweetish, muted mocha undertones. Flavour has sweet vanilla character up front, bitter coffee notes follow. Smooth average plus bodied palate, soft carbonation. Okay, the vanilla character is nice but the coffee is a bit jarring. On tap at Craft, Toronto.
raymow (1011) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottled - nice dark color. Good chocolate and coffee flavor. Aroma could be better. Overall, pretty good porter.
ajnepple (3344) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JUN 13, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz single bottle from Molly’s Spirits. Black appearance with a small, lingering brown head. Aroma of coffee beans, vanilla, light roast, cocoa, light caramel malt and bitter chocolate. Similar flavor. Light body. Good.
yngwie (15191) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. A dark brown beer topped by a small, dense, beige head. The aroma has lots of vanilla, some mocha, dark chocolate and a roasted touch. It’s full-bodied, smooth and semi-dry on the palate, even though there’s some vanilla and sugar sweetness. Roasted malts, chocolate, dark coffee and too much artificial feeling vanilla in the flavor. Oaked hints. Lasting roasted and vanilla-ish finish with dark chocolate and coffee. Too artificial vanilla going on here, else it’s quite nice. 150610
Meilby (9452) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle 355ml @ Hotel Room, Best Western Plus, Waterbury, VT
Pours dark reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes or roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and too much vanilla. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long vanilla, chocolate and coffee finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.
nathan30533 (893) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2015
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
This beer really showcases the use of vanilla in a porter. Lighter on the coffee which I think may have balanced it out. Ok. Not great.
vipinvelp (2770) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - MAY 25, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown, no foam present. Vanilla aroma and coffee/vanilla taste, as promised by the label. (Dallas 201505)
bnokk (196) - Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2015
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
APPEARANCE - very dark brown with thick foamy beige head.
NOSE - I’m a bit shocked that this has hardly any scents coming from it at first, especially not vanilla or java. The coffee side does come through as it hits room temperature.
LAVOR - pretty good lighter porter flavor. The java nor the vanilla come through strongly. As the sip finishes I get some hints of vanilla flavor