Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JUN 10, 2007
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a ruby/brown with a creamy, tan head. The nose is of roasted malts, toffee and vanilla, but is somewhat muted. The mouthfeel is full-bodied, creamy and soft with a fairly clean finish for a porter. The flavor is roasted malts, vanilla and cocoa with a pleasant roasted finish. Having been pretty disappointed with the Breckenridge offerings that Iíve sampled to this point, this one was a pleasant surprise. If you love vanilla, like I do, give it a try.
Headbanger (3275) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 7, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 10, 2009 12oz bottle-Dark brown almost black body with a nice tan head and an aroma of a pale lager with a slight hint of malt. Taste of vanilla with more vanilla and a hint of malt on the back end. A nice flavored porter.
donovan1983 (59) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 7, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a light brown head that diminishes somewhat rapidly. Aroma has a very present vanilla scent as well as chocolate and roasted malt. Very unique aroma. Flavour is sweet, with a heavy vanilla flavour as well as sweet chocolate, roasted malt, and some hops. Carbonation is just right and mouthfeel is pleasant, but a little thin. Finish is somewhat astringent with subtle chocolate and nut flavours that disappear quickly. Itís an interesting brew, just that Iím a little underwhelmed by it as I have been by many of the Breckenridge brews Iíve tried so far. Still, itís a decent brew and Iíll be perfectly happy drinking the rest of the 6-pack.
lb4lb (2519) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2007
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nice rich aromatic smell.
Tastes and smells very similar. Rich subtle vanilla taste. Fairly easy to drink for quite a dark beer. Decent, I thought, but I havenít had but a couple other porters.
ksigty (107) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Given the ingredients, I would expect more aroma out of this beer, which is disappointing. Good appearance and the flavor is what makes the beer. Other than wine and mead, I have never tasted such a great presence of vanilla. Not overpowering either, just right. The aftertaste is almost like drinking the milk after eating a sugar cereal. Kind of weird. Overall, the uniqueness of this bear is what makes it worth having. Keep drinking it to avoid the soggy cereal aftertaste. Then have another!
stegosaurus (1882) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Capones. Pours brown with ruby edges and an average size tan head. Aroma of roast, chocolate malts, and vanilla extract. The flavor is vanilla, sweet, and roasted chocolate malts. good brew.
green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 31, 2007
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Medicinal lilac aroma. Very heavy but soft mouthfeel. On the sweet side with cola and vanilla flavors but not quite sweet enough to highlight the vanilla. Finshes with lingering chocolate. Overall, a bit like a malted and not much more complex than that.
jetzler (622) - oklahoma city, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 31, 2007
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours, quite dark with a ncie dark head, malty aromas, very strong vanilla taste, I felt like I was sucking on vanilla bean most of the time. I would have prefered a little less vanilla taste, and more dark chocolate malts but hey thats my opinion. maybe a bit more structure on the palate too.
hopdog (8848) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of roasted and toasted nuts, chocolate, and lighter vanilla. Tastes of vanilla (more than the aromas), chocolate, lighter roast, and nuts. Body a tad on the thin side.
tig397 (64) - dearborn heights, Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
white head. smelled of alcohol slight vanilla. tastes of light vanilla, roasted malts.