pik5el (52) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JAN 22, 2007
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark porter brown, almost stout looking, on tap. Caramel colored head. Not much of an odor, just a hint of the vanilla. Taste is like vanilla water. I don’t like this one much.
stison42 (318) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 21, 2007
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black. Vanilla tasting as it should be. Had a good body. It tasted like a light cream soda.
thehurt01 (257) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 19, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A 12 oz bottle with a freshness date on the label. The beer poured a dark brown alomst pop like with tan head. The smell is a sweet vanilla and a slight malt. The taste is a nice mild vanilla, it is all most like drinking rootbeer. The carbonation and mouth feel are just like pop. Nice!
patrick767 (3232) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 15, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle - Pours very dark brown with a thin head. Roasted malts and vanilla are present in the light aroma and more-so in the flavor. Smooth and medium bodied, it has ample vanilla flavor. While quite good, it could have used a little stronger roast malt backbone.
animal8788 (32) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 13, 2007
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
Black with a medium amount of light-brown head. The nose has a smooth vanilla smell, a little sweet. It has a creamy texture and tastes just like cream soda. Tastes like cream and coffee in the aftertaste. “Refreshingly different. It needs to be a change of pace beer,” – Brad. Kind of sweet in the aftertaste, I wish it was a little more bitter right at the end.
ryderbik (10) - Junction City, Kansas, USA - JAN 12, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
full body, creamy, soft carbonation, bitter, heavy cloying sweetness, medium bitterness, lightly sour, caramel, roasty, leather, vanilla,
Optigon (562) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JAN 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUL 7, 2007 Aroma of chocolate, coffee, maple syrup.
A smooth, dark porter that pours a decent head, clean palate, roasted malt qualities.
Solid mouth feel with a strong vanilla, chocolate flavor.
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Got some roasted malt and vanilla in the aroma.Pours very dark with a medium tan head.Vanilla and coffee are in the flavors.Mouthfeel was a little thin with a hint of chocolate in the finish.
TheEnemy (562) - Chicago, USA - JAN 10, 2007
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear dark ruby brown. White head is razor-thin but stays around for quite a while and leaves a moderate amount of lacing. Aroma is faint and basically vanilla and toffee without much else. Flavor is a buffet of vanilla, toffee, dry grain, lots of chocolate with a persistent raisin-like essence lingering on the back of the tongue. Surprisingly well-layered after the aroma suggested this beer would be tedious and one-dimensional. Medium-thick and creamy palate. A pretty impressive offering from a brewery that usually doesn’t excite me.
BuckeyeBoy (2314) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On Tap At OC Boise. Pours out a very nice black topped with a with tan head. Aroma of vanilla along with a vanilla tast. This is the first vanilla beer I have had it was not to bad.