LilBeerDoctor (3505) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewery. Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma of vanilla, lactose, chocolate, graham cracker, and roasted sweet malt. Flavor of sweet malt with roast and vanilla in the finish. Some roasted coffee and nuts too. A touch sweet but it’s good and has a complex flavor profile for a porter. Good stuff!
BiggOnion (68) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - FEB 11, 2013
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown/almost black. Good vanilla, but not overwhelming...long finish, with hints of chocolate.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Growler, courtesy of blutt59) Pours a black body with a small beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, coffee, and chocolate. Flavor of vanilla, roasted malt, and light chocolate.
blutt59 (6036) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 28, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
growler, dark brown color , burnt popcorn aroma, flavor is creamy chocolate, soft body
Dogbrick (8681) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at GABF 10/11/2012, thanks to Bluemeow76 for assistance with note-taking. Dark brownish-amber color with a medium beige head and a top ring of lacing. Aroma of vanilla and roasted malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of cocoa, slightly stale malt and a bit of coffee. The finish is short and chocolatey. Slightly above overall.
thirdeye11 (5634) - Dallas, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(milk jug thanks to blutt59) clear dark brown, tinge of red, soapy edge bubbles. Nose of vanilla, milk chocolate, fudge. Taste of lactose, oats, light chocolate, watery, uncarbonated.
magsinva (901) - Virginia, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2012 Growler from liquor express - pours dark with a tan head. Aroma is toasty malty. Taste is bitter. Overall, I’m not getting the vanilla, which is disappointing. Average, I guess. Updated tap at J Clyde’s - I’m getting more of the vanilla and less of the bitterness. I like it more, in glass than from plastic growler.
DiarmaidBHK (3578) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft from liquor express. Pours black with a thin khaki head that leaves no lacing. Nice roasted malt notes on the nose. Not getting much of the vanilla on the tongue. I do get the a bit of a smoky chocolate quality. Finishes clean. Solid!
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Growler. Poured black with a frothy brown head that settle to a ring and left light lace. Aroma of roast, nut, and hints of smoke. The flavor found chocolate with a background of vanilla and roast. Light to medium body.
drostj (105) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - MAY 23, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Keg - RC Brewfest. Dark amber, slight head and not much aroma. Fairly strong malt flavor but weaker than I expected for a stout. I caught a bit of chocolate and roasted nut, but not enough. Felt thin in the mouth. A bit of a disappointment. A stout should be stout .