extremeicon (112) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - JUL 16, 2007
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Talk about a dessert beer. Looks like your standard porter - black with a thin tan head; once the aroma hits you, though, you know youíre in for something different. I wasnít sure what to expect with this one but the strong vanilla aroma quickly piqued my interest. The best way to describe the flavor would probably be to say itís like drinking Herseyís syrup. The strong vanilla flavor mixes quite well with the traditional bitter chocolate porter notes. This is probably one of those "love it or hate it" type things, but I loved it.
AHouse (18) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark in colour and poured with good head. Very large range of flavours. Chocolate and vanilla taste that has a lasting aftertaste. Different and enjoyable
Ambrose (141) - East Aurora, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2007
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: JUL 31, 2007 Who would have concieved deep in your mind that deep in the jungles of Papua New Guinea and Madagascar grew the perfect ingredient to build an extraordinary Porter in Colorado? An ale that has all the chocolate and roasted nut flavor of an extroadinary Porter, with an enigmatic electrical surprise tossed in for good measure, real genuine vanilla bean. It has a vanilla kiss in a fantastically rich, dark sea. I dedicate this beer to zack and cat, may they have many good years of marriage untill they grow sick and tired of each other and die old and grouchy together.
LinusStick (3156) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Iím suprised this isnít rated higher by most. Iím not a fan of this brewer, but glad I picked this up. Aroma of coffee withjust a hint of chocolate. Pour was perfect...a dark deep brown with a 2 finger off white head that stayed for most of the beer. The taste was NOTHING like the aroma. Very sweet and full. Full on vanilla and malt with a hint of coffee/chocoalate mid gulp. Nice and creamy mouthfeel. Nothing like Iíve had from them before! Good job!
mar (5143) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 10, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
overall itís actually not a bad beer. i wouldnít drink it on a daily basis but itís better than nothing.
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 8, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Great looking beer! Deep brown nearly black with medium froathy tan head. Aroma is vanilla and roasted malt...smells like a bakery. The roasted malt is very good (burnt taste) however I feel the vanilla interferes with it... very buttery. Definitely not a drinker but a dessert. Good winter brew...very rich.
Beerdedone (3162) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 7, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle sampled. Pours a deep brown with a light tan head. Aroma of vanilla, molasses, and coffee with a sweet and creamy flavor of vanilla, caramel, and some chocolate notes. A very good porter.
VAYankee (344) - Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2007
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark brown body with a small tan head. Vanilla, sweet malty aroma. Smooth vanilla flavor - just a little trace of chocolate malt. Not much distinguishing in the aftertaste.
krysztofar (344) - belleville, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2007
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
bottle. color is light cola brown, but when held to light reveals a more ruby shade. a short frothy tan head caps it off. some much vanilla on the nose itís hard to smell anything else. a soft smooth and velevety ale with a pleasant sweetness and character from the vanilla. some light cocolate shows up but overall this lacks the heavy robustness i look for in porters.
BŁckDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - JUL 1, 2007
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Pours a dark black color, decent head and lacing, canít complain. The nose is roasty, plenty of bright vanilla and wood notes, some coffee and tons of sweet chocolate and cocoa. The flavor is.....oh my god, vanilla extract. Moving on. The finish is your reaction to the horrible intense vanilla flavor and syrupy sweet chocolate and vanilla notes. Thereís no time for the palate to adjust, itís like walking into a dark room then having a flashlight shined in your eyes. You just canít react. Interesting attempt. An enigmatic surprise? Bullshit, this was a fucking blatant shock wave. I feel generous with this score.