HopBackDoc (472) - Hatboro, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 29, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours black with half inch tan head. Mild aroma of roasted malts, plums and a hint of vanilla. Flavor was roasted malts, molasses, mild cocoa and a semi-sweet vanilla finish. Interesting beer.
DoubleBubble (107) - Mescal Lakes (wherever that is), Arizona, USA - APR 28, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice dark brown color. Light tan head. Very nice vanilla smell, that continues on in the flavor. Sweet vanilla after taste, with no lingering bitterness. Very good after dinner drink, or just something to sip on to get a very good buzz.
jason (1674) - Easton, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 24, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: MAY 15, 2007 Bottle. Poured a light black color with a nice head, lots of legs. Aroma is overly scented with vanilla, light malt and oats. Flavor is extremely sweet with vanilla dominating the flavor, very dry.
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - APR 24, 2007
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours almost black with a half inch tan head. Nose is rich with chocolate and some vanilla. Taste has all the qualities of a porter, roasty, some chocolate. The vanilla comes on the finish. As the beer warms, the vanilla becomes much more predominant. Nice beer that is quite drinkable.
jake65 (2513) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - APR 23, 2007
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Pours a medium depth brown with a large beige head and lots of thick lacing. Nose is like a mocha, but with vanilla tones. Like the name implies, taste is plentiful with vanilla, some roasted malt and mocha flavors. So much on the sweeter side that its a bit one dimensional. Good intentions, just a bit overboard on the vanilla.
sfhc21 (74) - Midlothian, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2007
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at the Flying Saucer in Fort Worth, TX. First ever Vanilla Porter and I loved it. Vanilla after taste wasn’t too strong, just right. Delightful beer.
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - APR 21, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Big vanilla nose, brown body with tan headm quickly left. Nose is vanilla, almost a fakeness to it. Taste well... There is vanilla, and choclate, almost like a milk shake. Odd, not nearly as good as I thought it would be. Mystery 2.0 thanks to SHP555!
haddon90 (1372) - Newport Beach, California, USA - APR 21, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep, dark brown color with a thin tan head. Vanilla is definitely present in the aroma. Also some brown sugar and possibly molasses. Heavy vanilla presence in the flavor, as well as some roasted malt. A good balance, and done very well. One of the better porter’s I have had.
Doppelganger (1387) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - APR 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Warm chocolate chip cookie, in a glass. Another day I might pine for more complexity. But right now, yum.
Kinz (3159) - Glen Allen, Virginia, USA - APR 19, 2007
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown, aroma faintly of coffee and chocolate. Flavor is mostly light coffee and milk chocolate at first, with a hint of vanilla. As it warms, vanilla picks up pace considerably, and in the end is the dominant flavor. Not bad, but almost seemingly artificial, even though I know it isn’t supposed to be.