Leighton (10781) - 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.
Tmoney99 (10585) - 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.
rlgk (10304) - Göteborg/Jönköping, 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.
Maria (10136) - 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%.
Lubiere (9889) - 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 (9710) - 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.
BeerandBlues2 (9597) - 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.
Bov (9467) - 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
DJMonarch (9159) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - AUG 21, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2009 1. Sampler at the Breckenridge Brewery 2220 Blake Street, Denver 08/10/2008
Small white head. Mid brown coloured and a little fruity with a vanilla flavour. Crisp dry and slightly bitter roast finish.
2. On Tap at the Breckenridge Brewery 2220 Blake Street, Denver 13/10/2008
Slightly sweet aroma. Dark red coloured a little rich and smooth on the palate with some dryness in a crisp vanilla flavoured finish.
hopscotch (9113) - Indian River County, 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.