KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JUN 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. The pour was murky and almost black in color with a large (2-3 finger) light brown creamy head that had decent retention, reducing slowly to a thin cap with some good streaky lacing.
The aroma was a lot like french vanilla coffee with some roasted chocolate malts and a sweet yeast and had notes of dark chocolate, vanilla and dark roasted coffee.
The taste was lightly sweet and a bit bitter with hints of vanilla and dark chocolate from the onset with the finish having a more pronounced bitter coffee taste. The flavor hung around for an average duration after the swallow and had a mild bitter sweet coffee ending.
Mouthfeel was a few shades above medium in body and a tad oily in texture with a good strong carbonation.
Overall a Coffee Porter that has a lot more vanilla in the aroma than in the taste, but all in all it was a nice smooth tasty brew...
jeffbigD (84) - - MAR 25, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very rich chocolaty flavor. Smooth porter taste with a hint of vanilla. Overall good porter.
krumbum (578) - truckee, California, USA - MAR 21, 2015
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Huge aroma of vanilla and roasted flavors. Nice brown with a frothy thin head. Smmoth light coffee with sweet cream. Lasting cream on the pallet. Well ballanced enjoyable.
trapped (1062) - New York City, TURKEY - MAR 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ NYC Craft Beer Festival. Dark brown with slight reddish tint, very small off-white foamy head, slight coffee aroma, medium carbonation, coffee taste with vanilla flavor in the background, long bitter finish. A good brew!
AdamJackson (3224) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 15, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown to lack 1 finger coffee colored head. aroma is straight up vanilla with sweet and roasted aromas. Sweet finish, up front, some chalky coffee tastes.Stale taste but vanilla is redeeming.
BrewBoxer (2320) - New York, New York, USA - MAR 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the NYC craft beer festival. Deep black color. Very Java coffee like flavor. Nice to session
Koelschtrinker (11736) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAR 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Weicher vanilliger Antrunk, wenig herb, minimale Süße. Rund malzig, etwas wässriges Ende. Gut. 11/11/11/11//11
butterbaker (1) - - MAR 7, 2015 does not count
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice after dinner beer, with malty, coffee, chocolate, vanilla flavors. Want to try it with brownie sundaes.
rougeau13 (2114) - Richmond, Texas, USA - MAR 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Almost black with a frothy beige head. Aroma of coffee, caramel, and milk chocolate. Taste is roasty and malty sweet and mildly bitter. Medium bodied.
LetsGoState (647) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is small tan head with deep black. Aroma has some vanilla and roasted malts. Taste is a blend of roasted coffee and vanilla. Overall not a strong or complex one, but well balanced and enjoyable.
ndfreak77 (126) - USA - MAR 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep dark brown. Malty aroma with notes of chocolate and vanilla. Coffee dominate the flavor with subtle hints of chocolate and vanilla. Puts you in the mind of an iced coffee, with a mild hop finish.