Pizz5116 (56) - Bayville, New Jersey, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had on draft. Pours a dark brown. Finger head heavy lacing. Vanilla and nutty aroma. Taste starts with vanilla and a dark chocolate.. finishes with a nutty flavor that lingers on the palate. Overall not a bad porter.
kevinator (909) - The Colony, Texas, USA - FEB 9, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was the nitro version on tap. Pleasant aroma of vanilla and some nuttiness. Milk chocolate color with a thin foamy head. It looked creamy. Nitro adds this and smoothness, which provided an impressive palate.
Carbonation was lower as expected. Strong vanilla and roasted notes. Pretty malty with a low hops presence. A little sweet for my taste and this definitely came across as a dessert beer.
sturmthis (440) - Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Dark amber color. A vanilla aroma. A sweet and wooden taste. Not a bad beer, but the aged version is much better.
rand (1290) - SWITZERLAND - FEB 6, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle 12 fl.oz from Drinks of the World - Bern (CH). Dark reddish brown, off-white and fleeting head, some laces on the glass. Aromas of malt, chocolate, vanilla. That we find to the taste, soft flavor, cup Denmark, choc-vanilla, brown sugar-caramel, fruity of hop and smell of coffee. A beautiful set.
Jszetela (9) - - JAN 31, 2014 does not count
1.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
I would say that i normally rate things on the generous side. Whether it is food or beer, I am more inclined to say, "eh it wasn’t that bad i guess" even if it should be more critically rated. I preface with that, because that is really saying something when I rate this beer so poorly. I poured rather aggressively and I was absolutely shocked that it produced NO head. Not very little, not less than I’d prefer...NO HEAD. After a few seconds all that was left was a rootbeer-ish foam rim around the glass and that haze that sits in the middle of the glass. To put it in perspective, I literally had to look at the bottle and box to make sure I had not accidentally bought a fancy soda. The mouthfeel is very thin and carbonated like a soda. That is probably the best way to describe the experience: soda-ish.
marcus (6496) - Sacramento, California, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from bhensonb. Pours dark brown with a thick beige head and a chocolate aroma. There is a medium-bodied chocolate and vanilla flavor with a nutty finish.
skinnycheeks (30) - - JAN 25, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Kinda plain really. Not bad by any means but nothing standing out about it. Not too heavy on the vanilla. Not gonna be a beer I seek after but won’t mind if someone offers.
TizzleJizzle (621) - Garland, Texas, USA - JAN 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12 oz bottle. Poured a clear mahogany with a thin tan top, little to no lacing. Taste of vanilla, slight roasted malt, slight chocolate milk. Medium carbonation, medium body. Overall nothing special.
airrick2003 (479) - Louisiana, USA - JAN 25, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance: a very dark maroon color that looks black unless light is shining thru it, beer is clear, pours with a small light tan head that fades quickly
Aroma: vanilla, dark roast coffee, pretty faint
Taste: coffee of course, a pretty assertive vanilla flavor is nicely added on top
Palate: moderate mouthfeel, soft carbonation, slight coffee aftertaste
Overall: i like the vanilla in there, pretty simple flavor, not a bad porter
John25 (495) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown. Aromas of hazelnut, and slight burnt sugar. The taste is creamy vanilla up front with a bitter syrupy middle, and sharp clean aftertaste. The palate has a thin body and pretty high carbonation. Decent but, lacking overall composition.