jcwattsrugger (11227) - 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
Tmoney99 (11094) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Poured black color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly diminished with good lacing. Moderate roasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a creamy texture. Medium sweet flavor with a light sweet finish of short duration. My expectations were not met.
kp (10884) - 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
Lubiere (10484) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 17, 2009
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A deep dark clear brown porter with a thick unctuous moka head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, light c-hops, very pleasing. In mouth, a very nice light porter with vanilla essence, oily mouth feel, light to medium bodied. On tap at Ballpark brewpub 24 Jan. 2009.
Ratman197 (10224) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle poured a clear, dark reddish brown with a small, diminishing tan head. Aromas of coffee and vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cola, coffee, vanilla and a hint of smoke with a dry lingering semisweet finish.
Maria (10176) - 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%.
BeerandBlues2 (10099) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - APR 1, 2006
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a small mostly dissipating tan foamy head. Aroma is dark roasted chocolate and caramel malt (toast) and leathery yeast with a vanilla nose. Vanilla and dark malt medium sweet flavor that transcends into a medium bitter and acidic drying spicy toasted caramel malt finish. Dark bodied and fizzy-spicy palate.
Theydon_Bois (9960) - The ’Sham, Surrey, 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!
Bov (9810) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JUL 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
from Bier-Bienne - very dark brown - almost black - beer with a poor head retention; deep aroma of vanilla with notes of black chocolate and cacao underneath; medium-bodied, some sweetness before some bitter earthiness; some residual sweetness and long notes of vanilla and cacao again - a nice dessert beer
hopscotch (9556) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2006
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft... GABF ’06... Clear copper ale with a small, fizzy, off-white head. The nose is a medley of chocolate, vanilla and cinnamon. Well-balanced flavor with chocolate, vanilla and mellow bitterness. Light-bodied and thin with easygoing carbonation. Lots of sweet vanilla in the finish.