drainey (234) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 29, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown body with a good head. Aroma is nice with chocolate and vanilla. Flavor is bold, but tastes more like vanilla flavoring has been added to the beer, than like vanilla porter. Not a bad beer, but I like it less the more I drink.
aracauna (2994) - Georgia, USA - SEP 25, 2006
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a darp brown with a good, creamy tan head. The aroma is a good mix of chocolate, vanilla (a bit heavy in the flavor), and nuts. The flavor has a slightly unpleasant plastic-like flavor in the finish.
avalancher34 (58) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - SEP 22, 2006
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
I love my beers creamy and full-flavored and this dark-beauty delivered and then some!! A thick toasted head that really sticks to your upper lip gets you started on this porter, although I thought more chocolately than a vanilla vibe, and with oatmeal cookies resonating on the top of the mouth. Looks great in my hand and even better on a cold fall night.
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - SEP 10, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Clear dark brown color with tan head that laced the glass. Aroma was of malty molasses. Tasted like a mixture of cream soda, milk chocolate, and vanilla. Strange combination, but not bad.
IrishBoy (3752) - Bakersfield, California, USA - SEP 9, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Enniskillen, Thanks, son! Nose of vanilla along with a little caramel and chocolate; clear ruby brown color with a tiny tan head; flavor of lots of vanilla and a little roasty chocolate..
walleye (1061) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - SEP 7, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bottle. poured a reddish brown with a tan head. aroma chocolate. malts, nutty, and what elae but vanilla, nice sweetness. flavor was a little surprised that the vanilla came out first, than sweet chocolate the malts and nuttyness where a lttle hard to get but did come out after it warmed.
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 7, 2006
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown/black, cola like with a thin wispy white head. Aroma is mostly vanilla bean. Same with the flavor, mostly sweet vanilla, but there is enough caramel and dark roast in there to keep it from getting out of wack. The finish is a tad ashy, along with some mild peppery bitterness. A little too sweet and overpowering vanilla for my tastes.
ilikestuff (224) - Irving, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: SEP 9, 2006 A very smooth easily drinkable porter. Would be a good dark beer for people that don’t necessarily like darks. Dark coffee bean color with a small quickly dissapating tan head. Nice sweetnes, somewhat like dark chocolate. Vanilla adds a pleasant flavor afterwards, but real vanilla beans in something that contains alchohol makes it taste like vanilla extract, but not any medicine flavor as with other vanilla brews(maybe that’s what the real beans are for instead of extract). A very nice brew, great with desert.
SGTHibbert (100) - Perry, Iowa, USA - AUG 30, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lovely nose of burnt molassess, milk chocolate, and strong coffee. Highlights of soap. Flavor of vanilla cola with some alcohol. Very smooth. Apperance was a black clear body with a small fizzy light brown head. Very nice bittersweet flavor. A very drinkable beer. Great for parties when you wish to impress, good for deserts as well.
Sincere (145) - wichita, Kansas, USA - AUG 27, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle pours a dark cola color with little to no brown head with micro bubbles that fades quickly. Lazy carbonation. Smells slightly chocolately sweet with a hint of malt. The flavor is very complex. It starts with a strong earthy beginning, quickly followed by a fade into a stronger chocolate in the middle, with a slightly sweet vanilla and honey taste towards the ends. The mouthfeel is excellent with just the right amount of carbonation tounge-float and consistency. Remarkable and partakable, just as the label says.