Murrow (87) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 8, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottled. Pours amber brown with quickly receding tan head. Aroma is mellow and smooth with hint of chocolate, but with a bit of mustiness, sort of like a wet dog. Flavor is slightly tart fruit with mild bitterness, finishing with a little roast malt. Watery mouthfeel, light bodied. Lacks complexity and is quite malt-poor for a porter. Didn’t notice any vanilla. Forgettable brew.
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 (242) - 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 (19) - 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 (837) - 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 (2669) - Final Resting Place, 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.
Tayeth (485) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - JUN 6, 2015
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Geruch und Geschmack sind zunächst deutlich von Vanille und Tabaknoten geprägt. Wenn das Bier wärmer wird, schlägt Tabak zu Schokolade um. Geschmack insgesamt leider ziemlich wässrig.
gueuze (608) - - JUN 6, 2015
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Braunrote Farbe. Geschmack nach Vanille und Tabak. Die Tabaknoten machen es recht bitter. Vom Aroma her super geil, aber der Geschmack überzeugt nicht so.
Atmatchett (9) - - JUN 5, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
From 12ounce bottle into a hefeweizen glass. Strong vanilla aromatics off the glass. First on the palate is the vanilla but fades fast into the roasted malt flavors of coffee with slight hints of chocolate to finish.
BlackHaddock (4845) - Shropshire, ENGLAND - MAY 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Happy Hour, 25th May 2015: on-tap US pint in the Yard House, Irvine. Very dark beer in a very dark bar, think the head was a tanned affair. Nose is malty, as is the taste: once the beer begins to warm and settle in the glass it gives off subtle esters and flavours hidden by the coldness on serving. Chocolate notes with a vanilla ice cream smoothness ooze out of the beer, very pleasant Porter with enough going on to not need a heavy ABV level.
trapped (1295) - New York City, TURKEY - MAY 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours reddish brown with medium sized spongy beige head, vanilla mocha aroma, medium carbonation, roasted nut taste with vanilla flavor, abrupt finish with burnt aftertaste. Quite a smooth and enjoyable porter.