starewich (169) - - JAN 4, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very sweet initially, then sour as the malt kicks in, and bitter in the finish and aftertaste, maybe even a little too much. Very good.
svandyke (168) - USA - SEP 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle- Deep dark color. Lovely malt smell with that hint of vanilla. First taste is of dark chocolate which rolls quickly to the back of the mouth. There it leaves some of the sweetness and gives a nice vanilla snap. All in all a lighter porter with the vanilla.
zsb19 (168) - Cincinnati, Kentucky, USA - JUL 13, 2006
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Pours deep dark brown with very thin tan head that disappears rather quickly. Aroma full of vanilla and a sweet malty character. Palate is medium in body with a light oily feel. Upfront taste is like roasted coffee. Follow through is full of vanilla sweetness and seems more like flat vanilla cola than beer. Vanilla kind of goes sour in the aftertaste and ends up a tad acidic. Overall, this is an interesting twist on a standard porter and worth a try for something different.
Tricountybeer (167) - Dillsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown in color with an off-white small head. Aroma of of vanilla and subtle malt character.Roasted flavors with vanilla and fruit.
NDbeerdrinker (166) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2008
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is actually a bit unpleasant. The taste is better. Chocolate, coffee, and some cherry with an underlying vanilla flavor. A pretty enjoyable beer.
yackery (165) - California, USA - MAY 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a quick sandy head that dissolves to nothing with a fast lacing under a top-layer line. The body is a hazy, deep ruby.
Aroma is roasty vanilla.
Taste is mildly salty.
Palate is lively but creamy.
Diablokev (163) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2014
2.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is light malt caramel, the color is a walnut brown with a thin cream head. The taste is light with a stronger aftertaste of coffee. The beer is easy to drink, and overall not great.
cwsample (163) - Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Ginger Man Fort Worth. Pleasantly surprising. It’s sweet, but not too sweet. It could stand to be a little bit creamier.
jmcguire1969 (162) - Lafayette, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Nice toasty Vanilla notes in the aroma. Initial flavor is sweet vanilla but it’s quickly followed by a dry roasted malt flavor. I like the initial sweet flavor and the dry finish...the vanilla is not overpowering. Just right.
jamvin23 (162) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 25, 2009
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark Brown/Black in color with a nice light tan head. Strong aromatic vanilla. Full body vanilla bean flavor with a sweet mouth feel