LilBeerDoctor (3370) - 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!
BeerandBlues2 (9068) - Hanover, Maryland, 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.
Malaclemys (226) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Taproom, draft pours dark brown with tan head. Aroma of coffee, grain, chocolate, and light vanilla. Taste is coffee, toasted grain. Medium body with a slightly dry finish.
Nero55 (460) - Leeds, Alabama, USA - DEC 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2014 Draft at Avondale. Black with very small tan head. Light aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Medium body with some bitterness and notes of chocolate and coffee. -- Picked up on the vanilla in both aroma and taste this time around.
Errl (1310) - Plano, Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
growler..Pour is dark with a light tan head..Nose is ince chocolate, roast, peanut butter, sweetness..Taste is spices, roast, chocolate, peanut butter, faint vanilla,
decaturstevo (4664) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JUL 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with creamy off white head and lace. Aroma is black coffee and roasted malt. Flavor is sweet chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt. Nice finishing malt like bitter. Medium bodied and a tad fizzy.
Vestlake (82) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 9, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Bonefish Grill. Dark brown color, vanilla aroma, no head on this glass. Nice smooth taste. Excellent, really enjoyed this one.
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! I’m 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 (5346) - 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.