ontario102 (794) - Boise, Idaho, USA - NOV 5, 2007
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Sweet, lightly vanilla, lightly nutty aroma; biscuity and bready maltiness over a syrupy, lightly roasty and substantially chololaty base; dead head; yin & yang of chocolate and vanilla; suprizingly good, if a bit sweet.
gmb5127 (181) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Doesn’t really taste all that much like a porter. It’s got some hops and a little vanilla, but pretty weak.
BeerGuy84 (17) - - DEC 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is more subtle than expected. It is pleasant but missing some of the dark grain characteristics. It is a nice dark cola color with a small tan head that leaves uneven lacing. The vanilla was not as pronounced as expected but it is there. The rest of the taste is a little thin. Overall still enjoyable enough to recommend to people that might be wary of darker beers.
AWISLguy (934) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 14, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Breeze Thru. Pours brownish with a bit of a tan head. Aroma has vanilla and malty caramel with cocoa powder. A sweet cookie. Taste is of sweet vanilla, nuts, chocolate, caramel ... and more vanilla. Medium bodied and quite sweet. Probably thin for a porter. Finishes sweetly long, with lingering sweetness. Don’t remember this being SO sweet.
Stuedmaster (105) - Vista, California, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
When I was traveling in Colorado a few months ago I came across this at a liquor store in Grand Junction. It has a dark brown pour with a small head. The vanilla is quite subtle, but it is enough of a presence to recognize it. It is a better than average porter with a slight vanilla flavor, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to get it again.
DedicatedToFun (1595) - SoCal, California, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Overall pretty decent vanilla porter on tap at the commons ale house in santa monica
ShowmemoreBeer (27) - - DEC 12, 2013
3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This is an average beer with an average taste. Im ready for my Big Red.....
Awktoberfest (201) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice and smooth beer... Chocolate and vanilla... Not offensive and roast flavors kind of break through... A little sweet
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italianjohn (2164) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 8, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep brown pour with an orange hue and creamy soapy off white head with light sticky lacing .... aroma of vanilla and caramel malts .. taste is of vanilla, caramel, roasted malts and a light nutty flavor .... mouthfeel is creamy ... has a nice vanilla cream angle with some nutty biscuity malts ... mouthfeel is thin and has soft carbonation ... nice solid little porter
harrymel (1096) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Couldn’t find a bottle or best by date.
pours a brown ale with some etching on the surface and when I give a good shake and theres additional bubbling. Up front artificial grape and then the vanilla kinda comes through, but I feel like it is a real stretch. I’m getting the feeling there is something wrong with this bottle. Flavor is vanilla with some nice cocoa and some toasted grains, but nothing particularly special for a vanilla porter. Medium bodied with moderate carb and a dry finish. It is okay.
Serving type: bottle
anthony850 (91) - Andover, New Jersey, USA - DEC 4, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Smooth chocolate taste with vanilla
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