vlan1 (194) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft. Silky pitch black with one fingers worth of off-white foam. Aromas of soft barely noticable vanilla and roast coffee. Taste is smooth with mild chocolate and coffee notes and minimal vanilla. Clean mouthfeel. Very underwhelming.
gripweed57 (679) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Translucent mahogany brown color. Medium-sized creamy tan head. Roasted malt aroma has notes of tobacco and cola. Rich malt flavor has a velvety mouthfeel. Subtle notes of caramel and vanilla. In mid-taste. Finish is creamy and rich with notes of raisins and vanilla. Pleasant and very drinkable.
Marchand317 (2) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 3, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ok to get the flavor to really peak don't drink it so cold! I made that amateur mistake! All I have to say it reminds me of an A&W cream soda
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UAWildcatx2 (2) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 23, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Starts with a strong taste of vanilla, but ends a little thin. It’s nice dark beer that is a great representation of a porter.
TXBadger (1381) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice dark brown color almost blackish with off-white head. Cocoa, vanilla, and some dark fruit on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium-bodied, finishes with a sweet note.
1guywith_aboat (227) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I thought this was really good, although the vanilla was slim. Pours dark brown or black but reddish in the light. Aroma was a little nutty, chocolate milk, slightly herbal, not very pungent but all the classic porter scents are there. Flavor follows with slightly nutty, chocolate, light licorice flavors. Medium body, quick finish. Overall a great, easy drinking, solid porter. Not much vanilla.
Hanuta06 (327) - Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: from tap at Moe’s Original BBQ.
Appearance: small, frothy, light-brown initial head. Clear dark-red/brown body.
Taste: lightly acidic initial flavor and lightly acidic finish with vanilla. Average duration.
Palate: medium body, syrupy texture and lively carbonation.
Overall: pretty good.
Bine (21) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 4, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark amber color, nice head and a lot of lacing, tast of toast subtle vanilla aroma for the finish. Probably very good with a chocolate cake.
dfinney23 (1651) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice understated vanilla aroma and taste, though too sweet to want more than one.
Metalchopz (2275) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - APR 19, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Looks like a cola with a creamy beige head, decent retention and nice thick creamy lace. Mild chocolate malt with hints of vanilla. The taste is sweet and nutty with the light vanilla that is real. Suttle is the vanilla in this one, not overpowering the porter and not being heavy on the stomach.