haddon90 (1440) - Denver, Colorado, 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 (1388) - 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 (3258) - 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.
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured a dark brown, with no head. Very slight vanilla aroma...Taste was very unique and quite enjoyable. Sweet chocolate, with some malts, and roasted nuts, followed up with a HUGE sweet vanilla finish...I really liked the vanilla flavor...But I LOVE vanilla flavored anything really. And this vanilla is VERY good...This was such a bizarre tasting beer, but really really good. I think this would be great to cook with, personally, would make a great sweet sauce for a dessert!
Bockyhorsey (2610) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - APR 19, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. bottle. Chocolate and vanilla aromas. Dark body but held to light a deep red color with tan head. Flavor was like a chocolate vanilla cream soda. High level of carbination as to why I say soda not beer. Nonetheless a decent refreshment while watching some baseball games.
MedicMatt76 (3) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 18, 2007 does not count
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Fairly standard porter flavour infused with a vanilla zinger. Only a mild hop characteristics, overall a sweet beer. Worth a try.
mrjames (21) - Clinton Twp, Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. Strong chocolate malt and vanilla flavors. Light on the roasted malt and a very light hop profile. Sweet flavored beer. More like an extra dark brown than a true porter
garmonbozia (425) - Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA - APR 12, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours black with no head. Smell was sweet with a faint vanilla hint. Taste was of course vanilla and a bit of chocolate. It was a bit too sweet for my taste, but it was different.
ilovedarkbeer (2233) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 9, 2007
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tastes like vanilla extract. Pours the color of a stout and has somewhat of the same taste. The vanilla hints add a nice addition to the flavor but is somewhat lacking. good but not great.
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - APR 9, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle via Mystyery Swap 2.0 (thanks shp555!). This one pours a dark brown almost black with a tiny beige head. Nose is mostly vanilla and roasted barley. Taste is vanilla, chocolate, raisins, and perhaps even a little milk lactose. Medium body, moderate to high carbonation. Pretty good and easy to drink, although i would prefer less carbonation.