garretjax (103) - Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2008
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Dark chestnut brown color, light brown fading head. Some vanilla, but more of the roasted malt is in the aroma. Full body and low carbonation. The vanilla is so overwhelming and sweet that the chocolate and nutty flavors are muted. Spicy vanilla finish that lingers too long.
partywithanM (103) - Kansas City, Kansas, USA - APR 3, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Though this beer is called a vanilla porter the vanilla flavour is quite delicate. Not for the in experienced pallet, nor the light beer drinker. The lightness of the vanilla does dull the bitterness of most porters. All together i would say if you see this at your local beer barn and enjoy a good dark beer this would be worth your time.
grundsow (102) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2014
2.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 7/20
Had high hopes for this beer, but very disappointed. Way too light for a porter, where is the flavor? And the vanilla seemed out of place. Not for me.
RIXbeer (102) - USA - NOV 28, 2008
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours almost complete black with a tiny bit of light coming through. Almost no head. Overpowering vanilla with hints of chocolate and some roasted odors. This is a smooth porter with a large overtone of vanilla. A good pick up for someone not really into darker beers. Enough porter flavors without being to heavy or filling. Hint of burnt malt or roasted malt. Lingering vanilla in the aftertaste. Medium bodied with a lot of punch behind the flavors. I don’t know if you can have more than one. Its either the flavor or the heaviness or a combination of both. But just 1 thanks.
KSS (102) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - APR 6, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color. Subtle aroma of vanilla, chocolate and paper. Heavy vanilla taste that was almost overwhelming. Worth a try if you are looking for something different.
boccefloyd (101) - Bon Air, Virginia, USA - JUL 23, 2010
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
pours a dark brown with some ruby highlights. Aroma is mostly roasty with some chocolate and a faint bit of vanilla. Nice tan head w/ moderate retention. This is a very sweet beer where the vanilla dominates the roast and chocolate malts. The vanilla does not balance well with the roast and chocolate malts. It needs to be dialed back a bit.
maximet (101) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark liquid with a small but persistent beige head. Mainly vanilla smell, backed up by smoked malt. Great vanilla taste, well balanced, round, not very roasted / smoked. Goes down very well.Too straight forward on vanilla.
iNBe (100) - USA - JUL 24, 2010
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The first time I tried this beer I thought it was great. I have since had it a few more times and the more I drink it, the less I like it. The vanilla is too overpowering.
SGTHibbert (100) - Perry, Iowa, USA - AUG 30, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Lovely nose of burnt molassess, milk chocolate, and strong coffee. Highlights of soap. Flavor of vanilla cola with some alcohol. Very smooth. Apperance was a black clear body with a small fizzy light brown head. Very nice bittersweet flavor. A very drinkable beer. Great for parties when you wish to impress, good for deserts as well.
ChrisJ (100) - Warrenton, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle @ home. Pours in ruby with a light vanilla aroma with some metallic chocolate and coffee malts. Flavor is big vanilla nose that dominates everything. Follows up with some mild malty flavors. Medium-light body with medium-heavy carbonation. Slightly sweet but off balance. Definitely different. One trick pony.