crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice dark pour with an off-white head. Aroma features quite a bit of vanilla, coffee/roast are a little more subdued. The flavor is similar. Nice balance between the vanilla/coffee/chocolate. It does taste a bit like a tootsie roll, but Iím alright with that. Mouthfeel is the weakest aspect of the beer, but the flavor is good enough that I want to keep drinking. Solid brew.
Getbetter (652) - Cucamonga, California, USA - DEC 3, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a tap.The pour is a frothy dark beer with a creamy texture.I taste a lot of vanilla which may be an extact with a coffee after taste
Salamiwami (27) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 28, 2013
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Nice black color with a creamy head. Unfortunately it goes downhill once you actually drink the beer. Lots of fake vanilla and coffee flavor. Not something Iíd drink again.
DCLawyer (1153) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 9, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle->shaker. Deep brown with small offwhite head. Weak chocolate and roasted malt, vanilla syrup. Contrived. Not a fan.
ontbeermaker (2149) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 2, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap, pours dark black, aroma of coffee, taste is a a nice roasty porter with a good coffee taste in there as well, overall pretty tastey
Imaena (1605) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 1, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. This has way too much going on outside of the natural brewing process. Tastes like a vanilla mistake.
Eberndt (73) - - OCT 26, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Very dark color. Vanilla aroma and chalky chocolate flavor with a bit of a cherry aftertaste.
DutchHillbilly (52) - Mattawan, Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2013 Very nice rich dark color. Smelled of vanilla and chocolate. Tasted very weak for such a dark beer. Head did not hold only for a few moments and was gone. Poured thin and slick.
Very mediocre for a porter.
GOOGLEBEERS (4) - - OCT 9, 2013 does not count
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Difference of personal taste can rate beers in contrast but we at Googlebeers happen to love this!
Dan269605 (135) - Rocky Hill, Connecticut, USA - OCT 8, 2013
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown with a khaki head. The aroma is leaping forward, but not in a good way. It has a huge smell of fake and overly sugary vanilla extract. Itís also on the taste buds as well, just a over-bearing fake vanilla sell and taste that unfortunately dominates everything. Drain pour.
tectactoe (646) - Michigan, USA - OCT 7, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
UPDATED: DEC 4, 2013 Bottle: very dark shades of brown all round; faint tan head doesnít hang around for too long and leaves no lacing on the glass. The beer looks "thin". Aroma is mild, with caramel, vanilla, a touch of cocoa powder, and surprisingly little coffee, especially for a "java" porter. Not much coffee at all on the nose, really. Taste is mostly sweet, artificial vanilla with some dark malt behind it, and the slightest hint of coffee. Really, though, vanilla is mostly what youíre getting. Sweet vanilla and dark malt finish. Not awful, but completely dominated by vanilla. There are still much better porters out there.