LilBeerDoctor (3527) - 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!
BelgianBeerGal (3385) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Growler from Hop City poured into a sweet Marriott cup. Great dark brown pour with a nice brown head that lasts. Aroma is bitter coffee and chocolate with some malt sweetness. Flavor is mostly bitter espresso but a hint of Mexican vanilla. Nice.
PorterPounder (6215) - 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.
ibrubeer (194) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft @ Mugshots, BHM. Nice aroma of roasty and a little vanilla. Dark and opaque, with a touch of reddish brown on the edges. Tan head, but quickly dissipates. Nice balance of vanilla and chocolate malt. Full bodied. Overall a really good vanilla porter! Tastes very similar to mine, but maybe a touch less vanilla.
drowland (6841) - 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.
Travlr (15870) - Washington, Washington DC, 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.
bytemesis (4625) - 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.
ttroha (419) - Americus, Georgia, USA - SEP 20, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap from brewery. Pours dark black with white head. Aroma of vanilla and roast. Taste of vanilla and chocolate. Medium bodied. Not too shabby.
snoworsummer (3244) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From a bottle purchased in Huntsville. Pours very dark brown with a fizzy tan head. Tastes like mild coffee, dark cocoa, toast, roasted malt, and dry vanilla. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like cocoa and vanilla, burnt coffee, and toast.
sonnycheeba (4244) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by snoworsummer. Pours deep, dark brown with creamy tan head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, lightly roasted malts, faint prunes, and faint toffee. Flavor matches the nose with chocolate and roast malts forward, light earthiness, and some vanilla and dark fruit sweetness. Medium body and carbonation.
rondphoto (2888) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - AUG 10, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to Terry for bringing this back from Alabama --- Opaque brown/black with a bubbly brown rim head, light strings of lace. Taste is lightly toasted malt with a light addition of vanilla. It moves inoffensively to a light bittering in a short finish, adding some dark dried fruit on the way. A big brew, agreeable, but not great.