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.
Hollywoodt (239) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 25, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured a dark brown with minimal white head. Aroma was dark, sweet malt with just a slight hint of the vanilla. In the flavor, the malt was more dark and roasted. The vanilla is used well in this brew. It’s not overwhelming (but close), but it is a nice touch. No ttoo bad at all.
mlist55 (210) - media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 23, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice black pour with a puffy tan head. Aroma is nice and creamy with a subtle vanilla aroma. Some coffee as well. Flavor is loaded with vanilla. Very sweet and creamy flavor with some roasted chocolate malts and a slightly nutty finish. Really sweet finish and aftertaste.
madcow75 (426) - Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 22, 2007
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown, with red when held up to the light. Medium light brown head. Mild aroma of vanilla and some toasted malts and chocolate. Upfront taste is vanilla and then the chocolate and slight bitterness follow. Smooth, sticky, astringent.
Wiseblood (700) - Clarksville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 22, 2007
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark shade of brown with red highlights, but no head. Lots of carbonation-looked almost cola-like. Sweet vanilla and molasses aroma that seemed a little synthetic. Good blend of roasted malts and sharp, acidic, vanilla flavor. Comes across as a bit watery overall though and ends with a sticky, astringent finish.
MadIndian (2465) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 22, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Capones. Sampled with Dennis Bell. Mahogany pour with medium thick off white head. Vanilla aroma was definetly present with a mild nose of roast. Smooth taste with hints of vanilla. I don’t know if I can really call this a porter but it was a good brew none the less.
TomDecapolis (4570) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAY 15, 2007
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a deep brown with ruby red highlights and a smaller light tan bubby/creamy head tha tleft some lacing. Aroma of vanilla cream soda, some ligth chocolate/roasted malts (very light). Flavor of artificial vanilla. Kind of like vanilla Coke without the Coke. Not really getting much more besides a fake vanilla soda. Sure they probalby used real vanilla bean but it’s just too much and covers up the porter.
zach8270 (3629) - Henrietta, New York, USA - MAY 14, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(bottle - 12 oz) Nice black pour with a puffy tan head. Aroma is nice and creamy with a subtle vanilla aroma. Some coffee as well. Flavor is loaded with vanilla. Very sweet and creamy flavor with some roasted chocolate malts and a slightly nutty finish. Really sweet finish and aftertaste.
dwyerpg (4686) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 13, 2007
2.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
An amazing subtle vanilla aroma. The flavor is in-your-face vanilla though and way too much. Couldn’t imagine trying to drink a whole one of these by myself.
deserthero (9) - Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2007 does not count
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
pours beautiful burgundy with a deep bright red. thin pale head. smeels of vannila and nothing more. really sweet start alot of vinnila with a faint bitterness to finish. another extremely smooth beer with very little carbonation. i think its a good gateway brew.