optemoz (171) - Apex, North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown almost black pour. To be expected. Nose is lots of oats and vanilla. Taste is typical for this style. Oats, barely and hints of vanilla. Overall a decent offering.
Azand222 (171) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - NOV 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a dark orange brown with a tan head, pretty thick. The aroma is mild, notes of vanilla and chocolate. The beer is smooth, full body with a kind of dry finish. I get vanilla, chocolate, and overall a good mix of sweet malty flavors. Pretty good.
starewich (170) - - 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.
raiderfost (170) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 25, 2008
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Vanilla , vanilla, with vanilla and vanilla. Not something i could drink much of but a very interesting flavor.
Canadianlush (169) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 25, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
I thought this was going to be a bad joke, vanilla in my porter? Quite the contrary, it was a fine brew. Poured a rich black with an aroma of white chocolate that lead to well balanced porter where the addition of vanilla is niether under or overwhelming. Nor is the beer to sweet which is always a concern when unusual ingredients are added. Manages to finish smooth and even a little bitter. Perfect after dinner beer.
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.
ndburns (166) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
355ml bottle from The Perfect Pour. Pours a very dark brown with reddish tinges, and a tan head. Scent strongly indicates vanilla, some roast maltiness coming through. Flavor is strongly vanilla as well, with more usual stout aspects supporting. Only a little sweet, and with a dry finish. Nothing complex going on, but very drinkable.
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.