HopsIPAndDrunk (43) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 11, 2011
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The aroma is amazing!! Chocolate notes with subtle hints of vanilla. Alcohol scent is also detected. Settles into a beautiful crystal-clear reddish-amber color. The tannish-white head leaves a bit of lacing after it recedes into the brew. Medium-sweet taste that impressively complements the strong vanilla presence in the nose. The body is medium to full, accompanied by a somewhat oily texture. Carbonation is soft to flat..... kind of a softflat. The finish is long and smooth....tasting like a delicious piece of vanilla bread (is there such a thing?). One of my favorite American porters... Highly recommended!!!
JSigsbach (7) - Chicago, USA - OCT 4, 2015 does not count
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown bottle; Direct pour into snifter-style glass, approx 48 deg.
Appearance: Rich dark brown, ruby tones; Sustainted tan head; Amber/black tones; Inviting
Aroma: Dank; Ever so slight hint of perfume/sweetness
Body/Texture/Mouthfeel: Thinner/fizzier that expected; Astringent character;
Aftertaste: Slightly boozy on retrolfaction; Resiny
Overall: Moderately drinkable; Good for cutting richer food with more robust flavors/characters
zoucrew102 (949) - - OCT 4, 2015
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Roasted malt aroma with chocolate and vanilla notes. Pours very dark brown with a thin light brown head with good retention and some lacing. Starts with roasted malt flavors with chocolate and a hint of vanilla as well as a medium body. Finishes quite smooth with the roasted and chocolate malt fading to the background and the vanilla coming to front assertively to coat the palate with a lovely vanilla flavor. Excellent vanilla porter!
hfmejias (1082) - Dover, Delaware, USA - OCT 3, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured dark brown, cola like, small tan head and moderate lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, vanilla and some caramel notes. Taste is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate certainly some vanilla. Quite tasty, good beer.
melush (1452) - SPAIN - SEP 27, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 35,5cl / Botella 35,5cl.
@ R & J Liquors, Granby, CO, USA
A: Dark brown / Marron oscuro.
T/S: Roasted malt, sweet, chocolate / Malta tostada, dulce, chocolate.
andrewje41 (1583) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft pour at the field brewpub. Rating from notes. This beer was the standout favorite from the Breckenridge beers, and it was hardly close. Pours a dark brownish red color with a big bubble head. Vanilla comes through huge here. Definitely the dominant flavor, as expected. Sweet caramel, with minimum chocolate. Pretty good porter. Good beer here.
Hoprider (204) - DENMARK - SEP 19, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours clear reddish brown with a beige head. Smells like a brown ale. So far from a baltic porter, which I guess is my reference style of porter. Nutty caramel flavors. Thin mouthfeel, weak aftertaste. Very easy drinker. The label promises too much imho. Btw. Where’s the vanilla?
MotherBrother (835) - Aalborg, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour is a deep mahogany brown, with a small slightly creamy (not really tho) white head.
Aroma has some old nutty notes, vanilla extract, dirt and shoes. Taste is somewhat bitter, with a slight sweet start. Slightly full bodied (compared to a brown ale) this really isn’t my thing.... Sorry.
altonbrownd (4351) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - SEP 11, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle in Chevy Chase, MD. Nice rub body with slight head. Nose is chocolate, roasty, caramel and nuts. Quite sweet with a hoppy and citrus finish.
miyauchi38 (899) - chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
weark (461) - Morges, SWITZERLAND - SEP 4, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bouteille achetée chez Drink of the World - De couleur noir translucide avec une bonne mousse beige - Au nez des arômes de café, de cacao, de chocolat, de vanille, de malt torrefié, un nez assez doux - En bouche des arômes de cacao, de chocolat, de vanille et de houblon terreux - Corp moyen, carbonation légère, amertume légère, douce et crémeuse on récent la présence de blé, une final douce sur la vanille et le cacao - pas mal