DiarmaidBHK (2272) - 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!
1stRndDraught (10) - Birmingham, USA - APR 30, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A downright impressive porter! Iím always skeptical of porters that have flavorings in the description, but this one nails it. The "Vanillaphant" as it has been termed, is always my go-to beer when I stop in the tap room. Additionally, it is one of the best dark beers that J Clyde offers.
Mora2000 (4042) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to blutt59 for sharing this growler. Dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is full of vanilla and chocolate. The flavor is similar with a few added notes including roasted malt, sugar and light smoke. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
jacksondrf (1) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - FEB 28, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Probably one of my favorite beers at the moment. Had it from the tap at Avondale. Rich flavor with a dark appearance with a tannish head. Tremendous taste, and I usually do not prefer Porters.
LilBeerDoctor (2816) - 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 itís good and has a complex flavor profile for a porter. Good stuff!
BiggOnion (30) - 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 (11111) - 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 (5685) - 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 (6015) - 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 (4978) - 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 (599) - 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, Iím not getting the vanilla, which is disappointing. Average, I guess. Updated tap at J Clydeís - Iím getting more of the vanilla and less of the bitterness. I like it more, in glass than from plastic growler.