Travlr (21690) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Dark maroon briwn color, brown head. Nice aroma of vanilla, dates, plums. Taste has more canilla, coffee, dark fruit. Tasty.
bu11zeye (12758) - 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.
BeerandBlues2 (12198) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Mellow Mushroom Oxford. Pours opaque black with a large, creamy tan head, long retention with excellent lacing. Aroma is roast and coffee malt, vanilla, dates, earthy and herbal hops. Flavor is dark malt dominant, vanilla, dark fruits, light hops and medium bitterness with a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
Dogbrick (11654) - 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.
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 20, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Date: March 24, 2012
Source: Tasting, HMOG
Appearance: opaque dark brown, fine tan head
Aroma: sweet chocolate and roasted aroma, vanilla sweetness
Flavor: sweet roasted flavor, vanilla sweetness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 13/20
Score: **+ /4
drowland (7887) - Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
1/28/15. On tap at Cooter Brown’s, Jacksonville, AL. Black pour with a small tan head, mild lacing. Nice aroma, good porter aspects, malty, nutty, smooth chocolate, a little roast, subtle vanilla. Good flavor, vanilla shines a little more, milk chocolate, roast pops a little more with a hint of hop bitterness to balance it out. Maybe a little light bodied, could be silkier, but it actually suits it and goes down well. Much better than the wheat can I tried.
solidfunk (7714) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Vanilla and some roast. A dose of peat. Pours black with good head. Light bittersweet finish. Can thanks to iphonephan.
onceblind (7529) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 24, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Black pour under a sticky foamy dark tan head. The aroma is nice and roasty with a cool pseudo-minty vanilla tone about it. Not terribly chocolaty on the nose, more roasty sweet than anything else. The flavor starts out roasty sweet as well followed by a smooth dark earthy chocolate tone, followed by a herbal vanilla and pseudo-mint tone. Really comes together really well, has more mint tones than I’m used to (and thats a good thing), with a smooth sweet drinkability.
PorterPounder (7432) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thick dark black pour, sticky mocha colored head. Vanilla and chocolate chips in the aroma. Roasty flavor with some nice espresso notes, sweet vanilla., dark chocolate, Thick, rich mothfeel. Thanks to whomever brought this to Proof tasting.
bytemesis (6982) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours deep chestnut, medium tan head, great lacing. Light aroma of roasty, Ashes. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, Ashes, roast. Medium body. No real vanilla.