Nisse666 (4944) - GŲteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Rattle N Hum cons 2015-05-16 New York
AP: dark reddish brown, stoty cream beige head
AR/F: heavy artificial vanilla, dry vanilla powder, litmus paper
tfontana (114) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Hannaford Exeter, NH. Aroma is mild vanilla with a hint of chocolate. A little bit of yeasty bread dough. Appearance is clear, dark magenta--almost black with decent sparkle and only a ring of a head. Taste is strong vanilla, moderately sweet. Palate is surprisingly thin and light bodied for a porter while carbonation is fairly lively--an initial light sting to the lips and then a bit later on the tongue. Finish is pretty average with mix of sweet and mild bitter. Overall, a good choice if you are looking for a really light porter (almost a non-porter) with the appearance and taste characteristics but not the palate.
Beersmithbacon (111) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 12, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Excellent example of a porter. With the added vanilla. Vanilla was present but not overpowering. Light mild roast and a lager like finish.
teslatam (4) - USA - MAY 6, 2015 does not count
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
This porter is very smooth, a little bit chocolatey. Drinkable and will have again. Love the mouth feel.
beer_rookie (111) - Arkansas, USA - APR 30, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown, black maybe. Creamy beige head, but not too thick. All kinds of lacing as I drink it.
Aroma is of dark roasted malt, and coffee, and chocolate. Not really getting much vanilla. Ooh, coming in late, is some hops.
Taste is very clean. I can taste the vanilla, but itís not really bold. Itís more in the finish. I taste quite a bit of chocolate. Itís the typical porter, plus vanilla.
Mouthfeel is medium body. Itís sweet, but not so vanilla. Itís a porter. Very nice. Very inviting. Could use a little more body.
Overall, itís delicious. This is one I would certainly seek out and drink. Itís very tasty. Very drinkable, and yet, not so high in alcohol that it wouldnít be sessionable. Yay!
ttroha (415) - Americus, Georgia, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy brown with white head. Aroma of vanilla and caramel. Tastes of vanilla, caramel and bitter hops. Very sweet finish. A sweet and delicious beer.
mikedR (1553) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not bad at all. Strong vanilla flavor. Sweeter than Iíd prefer. But, quite flavorful for the ABV.
hman43 (561) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - APR 8, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It pours brown with a tan head. The head doesnít leave lacing. The aroma is a bit of nuts, a syrupy smell, and thatís about it. The taste does involve vanilla with a bit of poppy carbonation and roasted malts.
demannu (175) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nothing remarkable here. Actually pretty forgettable. Has the classic porter flavor with a presence of vanilla. On the light side for me with a lack luster aroma and pour.
mfhennig (127) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle. Transparent brown, beige head faded quickly, but left some decent lacing. Aroma of vanilla and some lightly roasted malts. This is a little sweeter than it should be IMHO. Nice vanilla finish. This is a pretty light, thin beer, average carbonation.
This was from a "craft your own 6 pack" from the local beer store. Not sure what the price usually is, but if itís comparable to Leinieís Vanilla Porter itís Okay.