bu11zeye (11740) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 13, 2006
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(Bottle) Pours a dark brown body with a medium-sized tan head. Aroma of wood, chocolate, and vanilla extract. Flavor of vanilla and chocolate. Palate is a bit thin.
TBone (11378) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottled 12oz @Cambridge, 1
Dark ruby, almost opaque color, small beige head. Sticky aroma of cocoa and some vanilla. Medium-bodied. Flavor has cocoa and vanilla too. A bit like essance flavors. Nutty.
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - APR 6, 2010
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle. Cola brown body topped by small but persistent beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, vanilla, some cantaloupe, nut, light roast. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, vanilla, roast, some chocolate, cherry. Light-medium body, lightly creamy, low carbonation.
Oakes (11031) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2007
1.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Medium brown colour. Fairly heavy vanilla nose...but not exactly evoking the ring-tailed lemurs of Madagascar. There’s some light chocolate notes in there as well. Heavy vanilla on the palate, with the slight toastiness of a thinnish porter. Not all that cohesive, either, unfortunately.
kp (10887) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
opaque dark brown, wispy beige head, touch of lace, dry dark chocolate aroma, sweet chocolate and strong vanilla flavor, a bit of cloyiness from the vanilla sweetness,
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
jcwattsrugger (10731) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: OCT 23, 2010 on tap-pours a tan head and black color with red tint. Aroma is vanilla, chocolate. Taste is vanilla, chocolate, dark malt. Nice. OK carbonation. Occasional.
*100904 @Kai Goes to China Sendoff thanks EdN-12oz bottle 3.4
Christian (10364) - Odense, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2008
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Very dark brown with a small off-white head. Caramel and molasses in the aroma. Cloying sweet with way too much vanilla flavour.
Travlr (9944) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
33 cl bottle. Dark brownish maroon, large beige head. Aroma of vanilla (obviously) and roasted coffee beans. Tastes like chocolate soda. Pleasant.
Maria (9909) - Thisted, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Courtesy of Fonefan. Dark brown with a red hue and a nice head. The vanilla aroma is very clean and nice, and I also find notes of roasted malt and a little coffee. The flavour has a vanilla-sweetness, notes of roasted malt, light coffee and a roasted bitterness in the finish. It’s a nice vanilla porter, not cloying as many other vanilla porters/stouts, and it has a lot of flavour in spite of the only 4,7%.
bhensonb (9863) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 31, 2009
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Archer Liquors. Pours dark brown with a decent light tan head. Aroma of dark toast, but not sure about vanilla. Medium body with sharp, creamy carbonation. Now I’m sure about the vanilla. Pretty present. An interesting variant. Not a style of porter I would chase after.