tmohr (39) - Illinois, USA - AUG 4, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 ounce bomber. Dark dark brown pour, small head. Vanilla, coffee, alcohol presence. Damn, this is good.
beer-yum (1263) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 2, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: OCT 14, 2013 Delicious way to lead into the home stretch of an epic tasting session. I regret missing its brief appearance on tap at a local craft beer bar a few months back but doubt it could be too much better than the bottled version I just enjoyed.
Hopsclation (89) - Chicago, - AUG 1, 2013
4.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
If you can still call this a porter, its the best porter ive ever had. Wow, really nice flavors going on here. Vanilla and espresso are dominant, but there are strong elements of cinnamon, cocoa powder, nutmeg, and orange chocolate. Coats the throat but never too heavy. Totally worth seeking out, Only negative is the vanilla is so strong it turns ever so slightly bitter/sour...
kcorum10 (347) - Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
2010 vintage. This didn’t age very well. Pours black with thin tan head. Flavor of roast with a flavor that I can’t place. I can definitely tell its old.
Ed5388 (3109) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 28, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bomber thanks to Cleg via local for local swap chapter 4. Pours a jet black color with a creamy thin dark tan head. Aroma of roasted coffee, caramel, and a hint of vanilla. Taste is rich espresso, chocolate, roasted malt, and again a hint of vanilla in the aftertaste.
kaser (5502) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 28, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Black pour from bottle. Chocolate malty piece of heaven. As good as a porter gets.
bbcd (214) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2013
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
brown, nearly black, medium brown head with moderate retention and a lot of lacing. coffee, vanilla, chocolate, roast, caramel, alcohol. medium sweet, medium-heavy bitter. full body, thick and creamy feel, soft carb, warm. dessert-y without being cloyingly sweet
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 24, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Aroma is full of coffee and vanilla. Obviously the taste is coffee and vanilla with a hint of chocolate. Has a slightly bitter finish. Very tasty, can taste a little alcohol, not much though.
Vestlake (270) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUL 24, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black color with a thin tan head. Aroma is mostly coffee with a little malt. Taste is mostly coffee with just a hint of vanilla. Nice bitterness at the finish. Very nice taste.
JulienHuxley (5529) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, dark red black pour with tan foam. Aroma of straight vanilla beans, light coffee notes, moka, latte, smells like starbucks. Taste is sweet, vanilla, desserty, powdery cocoa, light coffee finish. Palate is thick, chewy with a balanced finish (not too sweet). The focus seems to be on vanilla more than coffee. Quite enjoyable.