Knilas (25) - Sidney, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. I didn’t really care for this the first time I tried it. But I’d already bought six of em, so hey....ya gotta drink em, right? Gotta say I’m glad I went back for seconds! Thoroughly enjoyed the second one..and the third...etc. Vanilla, chocolate, nuts, with a nice balance of hops. Well made! Has a permanent spot in my fridge. Solid pour!
BeerFunGuy (848) - California, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful cascade effect when this beer is poured. It has a cream color which for a pretty color gradient with the black color of the beer itself. Smooth with strong vanilla aroma and has a creamy mouth feel.
Bulk_Carrier (2782) - Final Resting Place, Vermont, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance was a soft mostly dark brown color with no head nor lacing.
The smell starts off with a light roasted coffee bean, vanilla slightly comes into balance with a light cocoa coming about. Light nuttiness does also enter in as it warms.
The taste has a mellow roast to semi-sweet vanilla/cocoa that leads to a gentle dry and roasty coffee aftertaste and finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it.
Overall, as an American Porter it works. The added bonus, the vanilla and that helps to make this a subtle dessert on a late Spring evening.
Tayeth (507) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Geruch und Geschmack sind zunächst deutlich von Vanille und Tabaknoten geprägt. Wenn das Bier wärmer wird, schlägt Tabak zu Schokolade um. Geschmack insgesamt leider ziemlich wässrig.
gueuze (640) - - JUN 6, 2015
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Braunrote Farbe. Geschmack nach Vanille und Tabak. Die Tabaknoten machen es recht bitter. Vom Aroma her super geil, aber der Geschmack überzeugt nicht so.
Atmatchett (9) - - JUN 5, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
From 12ounce bottle into a hefeweizen glass. Strong vanilla aromatics off the glass. First on the palate is the vanilla but fades fast into the roasted malt flavors of coffee with slight hints of chocolate to finish.
BlackHaddock (4985) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Happy Hour, 25th May 2015: on-tap US pint in the Yard House, Irvine. Very dark beer in a very dark bar, think the head was a tanned affair. Nose is malty, as is the taste: once the beer begins to warm and settle in the glass it gives off subtle esters and flavours hidden by the coldness on serving. Chocolate notes with a vanilla ice cream smoothness ooze out of the beer, very pleasant Porter with enough going on to not need a heavy ABV level.
trapped (1431) - New York, TURKEY - MAY 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with medium sized spongy beige head, vanilla mocha aroma, medium carbonation, roasted nut taste with vanilla flavor, abrupt finish with burnt aftertaste. Quite a smooth and enjoyable porter.
Nisse666 (5162) - Göteborg, 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 (184) - 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.