drowland (6483) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 14, 2009
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Had on tap at the Greenwood, IN version. Good aroma, but weak flavor. Could have been better.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2005
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Tap in Boulder. Cask conditioned version. Pours pure black with a great head. Aroma is vanilla with a slight Irish cream smell. Flavor is vanilla, liquor, and brandy. Velvety palate. Awesome beer.
Ernest (6483) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2004
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draught. Body is reddish-brown. Aroma is lightly malty (chocolate, caramel), with a very strong note of vanilla. Flavor is moderately sweet, moderately acidic. Finish is lightly sweet, moderately acidic, lightly bitter. Light to medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation. Woof, another overly-spiced cask creation...this oneís almost decent, but just toooooo much vanilla (an aroma I love, donít get me wrong). Seems like the porter is struggling underneath it all. Quite tart.
MrRomero (1976) - Nolanville, USA - MAY 30, 2004
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Served on cask at BJís, Boulder. Pours black with no head. Light vanilla aroma. Thin watery flavor with nothing but vanilla. Not much else.