cheap (4015) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2007
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at the Vintage Estate Wine & Beer in Boardman OH. A great place! Big 16 oz glass for only $4. The look of this beer is very dark brown almost black with an orange tinge. Head is tan and about an eighth inch thick. Head fades to froth after a few minutes. Roasty sort of smell with hints of burned wood. Beery smelling with vanilla in there too. First taste is not like any porter I am familiar with, more vanilla than porter. Almost like vanilla extract charcoal flavored uncooked cookie dough or french toast mix. Has a bitter flavor and viscosity that borders on imp stout. The flavor hangs for a moment or two after each gulp. Does have good tingly carbonation that is very desirable in such a chewy brew. This may be a little on the offensive side for a porter. Not as well behaved as I would have liked for a porter. A little more coarse than your typical smooth porter than I care for. Tho the finish is medium bitter, it only lingers for a short time after you are finished drinking.
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - APR 7, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Tap) Pours a dark brown color with tan head. Strong vanilla aroma with a similar aroma. Great malty flavors impart chocolate and hazelnut flavor into the brew. Nice body, with a really great mouthfeel. Pretty well balanced, but after drinking the bottle, it starts getting a little too sweet. This would be an amazing beer if the vanilla was toned down a bit.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - APR 4, 2007
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle - Pours a clear brown color with a half finger thick off white head. Light lacing. Light roasted malt aroma. The vanilla comes through nicely in the flavor. A smooth, light to medium body beer. Nice beer. The wife really likes it too.
hepburn82 (143) - SCOTLAND - APR 3, 2007
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at ladies night at the brewery - only $1 a pint!! Not the most inspiring porter but perhaps one of the most unique and interesting iíve tried. Dark, but not black, apperance with light head. A light vanilla aroma along with the dark malts. Initally tastes like a weakish porter them BAM there comes the vanilla which i found slightly overpowering. Not the greatest combo of flavours in my opinion but an interesting beer. Not one i will return to in a hurry.
lewis13 (49) - Kokomo, Indiana, USA - APR 2, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This does have a very strong vanillia finish and I LOVE it. I think itís a perfect blend of the two. If you donít like vanillia, this is not your beer. As far as the porter side goes not sure how it would stand on itís own without the flavoring, but I guess that doesnít matter.
Jvittorio4187 (255) - Boardman, Ohio, USA - MAR 31, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had on tap. Pours black with a red tint. Medium body with a roasty chocolate malt flavor. HUGE vanilla finish.
pollardjt (27) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 30, 2007
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Too much vanilla and not enough porter. The bland, boring vanilla overpowers the porter flavors. I dontí like flavored beers to begin with, but I was hoping this would change my mind. It didnít.
strangaj (250) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - MAR 30, 2007
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Fairly dark brown with red tin; still clear enough to be illuminated by light; tan head. Aroma does have a presence of vanilla to accompany the roast. Taste is actually medium-bodied andreflects the aroma but with a heavy maltiness. I have to say that Iím a bit disappointed with this beer. I was expecting a heavy vanilla flavor and almost creamy body. Unfortunately the vanilla flavoring was bland and wak and the body was too light. When I drink this beer I think about the potential it could have and it saddens me.
5000 (6241) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAR 27, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Black as night, large foamy sand colored head, fairly nice lacing.   Nose is spot on with Tapioca Pudding.   Pale roasted malts, sweet chocolate, and HEAPS of vanilla on the tongue.   This probably has the most vanilla I have ever tasted.   Not a big Porter, but certainly unique, and quite sweet (but not cloying).   Body and mouthfeel are average.   Vanilla oriented chocolate malt finish.   This is a definite dessert beer.   Very little hop presense, moreso the chocolate malt and vanilla.   Pretty tasty...
cantchangeit (39) - Oregon, USA - MAR 22, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A full bodied beer... aroma has a combination of vanilla and chocolate... a really nice tasting beer combining the heavy porter with light hints of vanilla that at first may be too overwhelming... but in the end are mighty fine and dank.