Theis (14468) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at the brewpub. Almost black - no head. Roasted, vanilla, grainy, dryness, lactose, chocolate, nutty, light hoppy. Thin body. A bit like vanilla-coke.
TBone (14175) - 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.
Leighton (13985) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at home in NH, shared with Charlie. Pours brown with a foamy, light tan head. Slight roast and mild chocolate in the aroma, mild vanilla fo sho. Light to medium sweet flavor, heavy and almost sharp vanilla, rich bread. Medium bodied with average, smooth carbonation. Lightly sweet finish, sharp malts and vanilla, mild roast. The vanilla is too sharp overall, and the beer could stand to be a little sweeter (which might alleviate some of the abrasive vanilla). Otherwise, pretty decent stuff.
Oakes (13538) - 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.
rlgk (13385) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draught at Beer Authority, NYC. Very dark amber/Brown beer with à nice beige/brownish head. Malty chocolate aroma, vanilla, cream, bread, fruit notes, cocoa powder, some figs. Chocolate and vanilla flavor, fruity, creamy, milky, some licorice. Decent but lacking the roaatiness and hops I want in a porter.
brokensail (13234) - Orange County, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap @ Breckenridge @ The Ballpark. Sweet vanilla and cream on the nose. Mild roast, milk chocolate, and chocolate malt. Hints of coffee. Flavor is quite sweet. Lots of vanilla, chocolate malt, and milk chocolate. Creamy. Roasted malt, some coffee, and a hint of fruit on the finish.
Theydon_Bois (12731) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at the Royal Tavern, Philly - 26/05/12.
Very dark brown with a thin off-white head.
Roasted malts, chocolate and a vague whiff of vanilla. Perhaps only sensed it because of the name of the beer?
Roasted, slightly burnt malts in the taste, a little chocolate, not picking up vanilla.
A little thin and on the watery side. Average carbonation.
A tad disappointing!
bhensonb (12455) - 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.
bu11zeye (12268) - 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.
argo0 (12119) - 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.