arnold931 (455) - Iowa, USA - APR 5, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap. Smooth and creamy. The vanilla does come through. Overall mild and very drinkable.
gruberm (326) - - APR 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A nice mellow porter with a sweet roundness. Subtle notes... Blah blah blah. Words
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BennyBinion (22) - Canyon, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with a nice off white head. Has hints of coffee and chocolate. A very smooth and creamy taste with notes of vanilla that make this one of my favorite porters.
vtafro (3051) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, draft. Not sure how I missed this one. Black pour with tan head. Vanilla dominated the aroma. Flavor is vanilla forward, some light roasted tones and chocolate hints follow.
canary dog (655) - Rutland, Vermont, USA - MAR 30, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
I’m not sure how to rate this. I tried this on tap at a local pub and it was served cold, as if it were a lager. Frustrating. I really didn’t have time to let it warm to room temperature. It was an easy going and smooth porter. I noticed very faint amounts of vanilla in the nose and finish.
ludhaber (62) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma is weak but some notes of roasted malt are perceptible. The texture is sweet and buttery. The taste of the beer is well balanced and the vanilla adds a delicious spice to the flavor. Well done.
bigben873 (132) - Virginia, USA - MAR 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark Brown, almost like a stout, nice nut and vanilla flavors; a little bitter on the finish. - March Madness 2014
cjeby3 (1) - Wyoming, Michigan, USA - MAR 26, 2014 does not count
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma: Very sweet smelling. Strong hints of vanilla.
Appearance: thin line of creamy head off of pour, solid coffee color but still able to see through the glass.
Taste: Great taste. Not too overpowering in the coffee or the vanilla. Excellent balance of flavors.
Palate: Creamy mouth feel, flavors on the tip and back of the tongue.
Overall: Excellent beer. I would definitely seek this one out again for a stout/porter night.
rumproasts (2734) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle. Deep brown with small head. Rich porter with moderate vanilla. Also, a hint of chocolate? It’s hard to mess up a vanilla porter, and there are no issues here.
Motobashi (68) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a deep amber with no real head. Some carbonation. Sweet caramel aroma. Distinct vanilla flavour. Not as much chocolate as I would have liked. Slightly slick texture. No real bitterness. Alcohol is not noticeable at all. Overall, fairly nice but nothing overly special.