Diablokev (162) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2014
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is light malt caramel, the color is a walnut brown with a thin cream head. The taste is light with a stronger aftertaste of coffee. The beer is easy to drink, and overall not great.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle -
Aroma - vanilla, light chocolate
Appearance - dark brown body, 2-finger tan head, average retention, nearly no lacing
Mouthfeel - light mouthfeel, light carbonation, silky mouthfeel
Flavor - heavy vanilla flavor, milk chocolate, touch of coffee but vanilla is the focus
Overall - solid vanilla flavored porter. Breckenridge succeeded in creating something tasty and chock full of vanilla flavor. Well done.
NikkTwist (1971) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Fado. Slightly hazy dark ruby pour that started with a good amount of off-white foam that left lace. The vanilla flavor here feels much weaker than anticipated. Aroma has a slight undesirable medicinal quality (possible that is just due to this pour being at the top of a keg on a newly cleaned line). Clean darkish malt flavors. Some cocoa. Nice drying wood tannins. Bit of a hoppy spice bite as well. Ultimately still not a winner for me.
eduardovl (1070) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle served in a pint glass.
A: Pours a dark amber to brown color forming a medium bubbled tan head. Low retention and only very few spotty liacings left in the glass.
S: Strong caramel malts. The vanilla bouquet is just adorable. Notes of cocoa and chocolate. Dark dry fruits, moka coffee and earthy yeasts.
T: Sweet upfront. Notes of caramel malts toffee, cocoa, coffee, chocolate vanilla, dry dark fruits. Very mild hops bitterness. Earthy yeasts.
M: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Vanilla and cocoa in the aftertaste.
O: Good drinkability. Smooth and easydrinking Porter. Recommended
BeerBaby (81) - , Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I found this to be an unexpected surprise! Got it at my local Publix in a bottle. The taste is a warm vanilla, mixed with a chocolate and well bodied mouth feel. Very nice tan head when poured. More of a yeast flavor than a hoppy flavor, which suits me very well as I am not a hop freak. Has a bit of alcohol flavor, which for me, is a bit of a down side, but not so much of one that it turns me off of it. If you allow it to "breath" a bit, the flavor comes out more. I would love to buy this again, however, this was the last 6 pack that Publix had! (sigh) I’m sure I’ll find it again.
Crispy34 (462) - Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nitro draft! Aroma is a creamy dark malt. Appearance is a dark brown with a tan head. Taste is a sweet vanilla that rolls into dark malt and finishes pretty even. Overall, a good beer that is a classic in my book.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
slowrunner77 (6925) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"a nice lively brew due mainly to the good use of vanilla, otherwise not too much to this fairly light but smooth porter. might be boring w/o the beans, but with them, tasty and smells like dessert."
GreatDane1632 (947) - USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated from notes taken 7 Aug 2011 -- Quintessential Porter. Easy drinking and delicious. Love the vanilla flavor, very mild and complimentary.
Shaggy4 (14) - Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour, thick tan head. Dark appearance, faint aroma, full bodied chocolate tones, creamy finish
HomebrewTownsend (5) - Frederick, Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2014 does not count
3.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2015 Very sweet, strong vanilla taste and aroma. A bit of a nutty dry finish, excellent pour with a great head.