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RATINGS: 654   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   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!


Hophaze's rating

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hophaze (185) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle. Aroma of chocolate and malts but not strong at all. Pours black with no head to speak of. Love the pronounced vanilla taste. A bit thin for a porter but still good. ----Hophaze out


1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
BrewKitty (2) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 20, 2015 does not count
Nothing robust about this porter. Thin and boring. Why add extract to a porter anyway? Look out New Belgium, another slick marketeer in the market place.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kjc51478 (416) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - JAN 5, 2015
12 oz bottle. Appearance is dark brown color with light, beige head. Aroma is slight cocoa and coffee notes but the vanilla presents itself more as the beer warms up. Taste is not as sweet as I expected, bitter cocoa, some coffee with the layer of vanilla coming out as the taste progresses. Smooth mouthfeel but thin almost watery which doesn’t balance the vanilla extract well.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhatB420 (665) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 1, 2015
12oz into a coffee beer glass from magic hat. Pours a solid black. Medium head, white with caramel color, fades fast, moderate lacing. Aroma of chocolate malts, mild vanilla. Taste of more vanilla, dark tinny hop presence. Even keel drinker, not explosive, but decent for a flavored porter. Aftertaste is sweet vanilla, guess the type fits the bill. New year day 2015. Bring it

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gilvanblight (812) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
Nice smokey scent. Very easy to drink. Smells fantastic. Really enjoying the this. The vanilla is mostly in the aftertaste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
arminjewell (6751) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 22, 2014
Pour on tap, dark brownish pour with thin off white head, aroma brought notes of cocoa, sweet sugary vanilla, some slight roasted malt into a bit of coffee, slight caramel in there as well. Taste had a mix of caramel, toffee, some cocoa, slight dark fruity notes into a bit of coffee, lots of sweet vanilla comes through, finishing sweet, slightly dry. A bit too artificial.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
superspak (2907) - Michigan, USA - DEC 12, 2014
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled in 10/2014. Pours fairly crystal clear very dark brown color with a 2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, toast, brown bread, vanilla, light nuttiness, light herbal, and toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and coffee/vanilla spice notes; with decent strength. Taste of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, vanilla, toast, brown bread, light nuttiness, light herbal, and toasted earthiness. Light coffee bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, vanilla, toast, brown bread, light nuttiness, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good complexity and solid robustness of dark/roasted malt and vanilla/coffee spice flavors; with a good roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and fairly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very solid spiced porter style. All around good robustness, complexity, and balance of dark/roasted malt and vanilla/coffee spice flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Chudwick (2250) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - DEC 8, 2014
I think I know how they got the name for this beer: coffee, vanilla and the style. A weak porter. I’m sitting here, staring at the beer and thinking what dogs must think when looking at their master who is watching TV instead of doing something obviously more fun. Look at master, look at fun thing, insert facial expression or adumbrations thereof, repeat.

2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (912) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Chestnut brown with couple mm of dust-brown head, fine, moderate-to-fast to fade, swirly film remaining. Aroma of perfumy vanilla, frozen corn cakes, Flavor of vanilla, light burnt crust, more corn cake, light grassy bitterness, watery body with moderate, somewhat prickly and hot carbonation. The aroma kills it. Yuck. The dog wouldn’t even drink it.

3.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arn8897 (55) - Trenton, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Pours a deep brown with a khaki colored head. Not a whole lot of aroma a little vanilla and chocolate. Taste of coffee and vanilla and chocolate. Thin pallet. Overall decent flavor Porter little above average.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mar (4967) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Deep brown with a cream head. Nose is vanilla, coffee, vanilla extract, and chocolate. Easy palate, vanilla extract, coffee, thin, and an easy finish.


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