beermieser00 (9) - - JAN 17, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very smooth and creamy, and has great vanilla start to the taste, but then finishes tasting similar to Labatt Blue. Could have been great, but ends up kinda boring.
snoworsummer (1464) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at the Breckenridge brew pub. Pours dark brown with a thin, creamy beige head and lots of lacing. Tastes sweet, creamy, like chocolate, syrup, brownies, coffee, and mild booze. Medium body and low carbonation. Smells like cocoa, syrup, and alcohol.
two7offsuit (111) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark with a white to light tan head. Aroma of vanilla with flavors of vanilla and chocolate.
madvike (2519) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Pours cola-colored with a huge foamy root beer float head. Nose is really metallic--really just a metal smell with a bit of vanilla and chocolate roast trying to peek through. Taste is much better--pungent vanilla, a little milky with nutty chocolate and a bit of lightly roasted dark malt. Fairly thin body, but real velvety with smooth carbonation. If this had a decent smell this would have been awesome.
wisdomsolo (254) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smooth. Not a lot of vanilla though and kind of disappointing that there's not much vanilla. Decent porter
jbuskirk (267) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
One of the better vanilla porters that I’ve had. The vanilla adds a smooth, rich flavor and a spicy aroma. It’s not too bold nor too shy. In fact, I’d say that the distribution of vanilla and malt is just about perfect. On the whole, it’s not really a special porter, but it has its moments.
gkeh (106) - Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour with white head. Vanilla on the nose, with sweet and roasted malts. Taste is strong roasted malts, something I enjoy. The vanilla is also tasted. Very good porter.
ChrisSc (184) - Lille, FRANCE - DEC 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle. Tulip Glass. Minneapolis.
Appearance: Very dark, almost black. Zero head.
Aroma: Roasted malts. Small amount of vanilla. chocolate. Not overly complex.
Taste: Mostly sweet upfront, finishes slightly on the bitter side. Short finish.
Palate: Medium body. Velvety texture. Short finish.
Overall: This porter is more on the sweeter side. Very litter bitterness to detect. Doesn’t have a ton of vanilla aroma or flavor, but it is present. Texture is a little thin for my preference, but not too bad. Just too sweet for me in general.
HIGHB4LL (224) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 28, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle. Appearance: butterscotch, slight and light brown head, clear, dark red-brown color, average lacing. Aroma: chocolate, vanilla, caramel, roast, coffee, hazelnut, Palate: medium-full body, soft carbonation, short sweet finish, creamy texture. Taste: sweet the entire time with the slightest bitterness at the end. Overall, this beer has a nice taste to it, but really is not balanced and is overly sweet after only a few sips; just not enough hops for me.
dbhenry (80) - El Paso, Texas, USA - DEC 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This vanilla porter has a very dark color and an average head. It has an undertone of sweetness, and the vanilla flavor is nice. Overall, it is a nice dessert beer, but not a great beer.