sdg (152) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 31, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color, slightly tan and quickly dissipating head - Aroma: roasted malt, discreet aroma of coffee, chocolate and toffee. Vanilla aroma becomes prominent towards the otherwise a bit watery finish - Taste is medium sweet and slightly bitter - Medium to full body, creamy and soft mouthfeel, rather soft carbonation.
bhenning (19) - Indiana, USA - JUL 22, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Nice porter. Smooth. Great color, average aroma and overall taste for a vanilla porter.
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mjmoen (293) - - JUL 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a reddish dark brown color with tan head. Flavors of coffee and chocolate with just a suggestion of vanilla.
wxman (1727) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear dark reddish brown, but not opaque. Has a decent off white head. Aroma is nutty and caramely. Taste is sweet roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, vanilla and a bit of coffee bitterness. Pretty good brew.
SAbeerdude (7) - , Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2015 does not count
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours dark brown with a thin creamy head, typical of porters. Immediate chocolate/coffee notes with a very light vanilla after taste. I like the lightness of the vanilla taste. It tastes natural and not overdone or fake. Overall good porter.
wizofoz057 (3) - Manasquan, New Jersey, USA - JUN 30, 2015 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nuts and strong scent of chocolate are present upon first whiff. Right away, you can tell that it’s a porter with flavor. Pours much like any other porter, minimal creamy head. A chocolate porter upon first sip, but a nice hint of vanilla follows in the aftertaste.
Shot (411) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 20, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a one-inch ivory head that dissipates to a thin film. Aromas of dark fruit, coffee and chocolate. Flavors are gypsum, coffee, and plum. Vanilla and licorice in the finish. Thin, watery mouthfeel. Not great, but not bad.
Knilas (25) - Sidney, Ohio, USA - JUN 15, 2015
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. I didn’t really care for this the first time I tried it. But I’d already bought six of em, so hey....ya gotta drink em, right? Gotta say I’m glad I went back for seconds! Thoroughly enjoyed the second one..and the third...etc. Vanilla, chocolate, nuts, with a nice balance of hops. Well made! Has a permanent spot in my fridge. Solid pour!
BeerFunGuy (875) - California, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beautiful cascade effect when this beer is poured. It has a cream color which for a pretty color gradient with the black color of the beer itself. Smooth with strong vanilla aroma and has a creamy mouth feel.
Bulk_Carrier (3552) - Lake Champlain, Vermont, USA - JUN 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was poured into a nonic pint glass.
The appearance was a soft mostly dark brown color with no head nor lacing.
The smell starts off with a light roasted coffee bean, vanilla slightly comes into balance with a light cocoa coming about. Light nuttiness does also enter in as it warms.
The taste has a mellow roast to semi-sweet vanilla/cocoa that leads to a gentle dry and roasty coffee aftertaste and finish.
On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it.
Overall, as an American Porter it works. The added bonus, the vanilla and that helps to make this a subtle dessert on a late Spring evening.