Ernesto987 (2372) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light and vanilla, no roasty or anythingthat tastes of dark malts, very thin but inoffensive
jfrands (2) - - JAN 2, 2013 does not count
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 8/20
Foamy head with a slightly syrupy mouthfeel with more of a malty aftertaste than hoppy. Has a slightly sour vanilla aroma like a custard. More complex than some other vanilla porters ive tried, such as the leine snowdrift vanilla porter
badwhale (297) - Bitterville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2012
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle to glass mug. Pours a hazy black with a light tan head. Not much scent. Flavor is pretty watery, some vanilla comes through, but thereís just not much going on. Unoffensive, but thatís about all it has going.
keanex (786) - Atco, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2012
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
No bottling information.
Appearance: The body is a clear garnet, beautiful hue, though almost no head, just a thin tan coating.
Aroma: The aroma is very restrained, a light roasted scent and some sweet vanilla. Nothing much and itís faint.
Taste: Whoa the vanilla is strong, it reminds me of a vanilla Coke actually. The vanilla is strong but not very overpowering, but thereís not much backing it either other than a light roasted nut flavor.
Palate: Light to medium bodied, light to medium carbonation.
Overall: This is okay, but I donít love it. Itís got good flavor, but it leans sweet and one dimensional. I wonít buy this again.
jhbeer (43) - - DEC 24, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep brown with a bit of red and a creamy, off-white head. Aroma is fairly sweet, plenty of vanilla notes coming through the roastiness. Sweet, dark chocolaty vanilla flavor with a nice balanced roastiness and a complimentary bitterness in the end. Moderate palate with just a tinge of syrupiness, but not enough to bring it down too much. Very tasty beer with good balance and flavor. It doesnít jump out and wow you, but itís a solid example of the style.
Niko100 (1488) - New York, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown/black color; Medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, rich vanilla, & some caramel; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, chocolate, vanilla, and coffee; Overall, a little thin - but decent.
EtTuCthulhu (396) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - DEC 19, 2012
4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
The aroma of this beer is a muted vanilla, but it pours black with a prominent and frothy tan head. It is a very creamy beer with a medium body, and the finish of it lasts a long time but slowly retreats. Although the taste isnít too bold, the sweetness alongside the hearty nature of this beer make it quite enjoyable.
radio_nowhere (416) - Maryland, USA - DEC 19, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at a Buffalo Wild Wings. Dark brown color with half-finger of creamy off-white head. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla and some chocolate. Taste is sweet roasty malt with the undertones of vanilla and chocolate. Light body and creamy. Decent vanilla porter.
xihammerix (3) - - DEC 15, 2012 does not count
2.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
A decent beer although I am not the biggest porter fan. That being said I would not turn one down.
conway (570) - - DEC 14, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pretty disappointing. Very little vanilla flavor. Indistinct porter. Nothing stands out.
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