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
daknole (10350) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 20, 2008
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, thanks to unclemike. Pours a see thru dark reddish brown. Small tan head. Aroma is vanilla and mabye even a hint of bourbon in the nose. Flavor is pretty rich...vanilla, bourbon, malty, and smooth. Some sweetness would make this a beer that I could only drink one per sitting, but I like it.
hopdog (10284) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 30, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with an averaged sized tan head. Aromas of roasted and toasted nuts, chocolate, and lighter vanilla. Tastes of vanilla (more than the aromas), chocolate, lighter roast, and nuts. Body a tad on the thin side.
hopscotch (10265) - 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.
adnielsen (10199) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 16, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: OCT 19, 2011 Tap @ Denver location. Brown appearance with a brown head. Potent vanilla syrupy, roasted chocolate malty aroma. Syrupy, vanilla, dark chocolate malty, s’more flavor. Not bad but kind of syrupy.
Maria (10190) - 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%.
crossovert (10050) - Illinois, USA - MAY 26, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2014 Old rate. This is a solid vanilla porter. It isn’t over the top but it delivers what it’s name calls for. Re-rate. 355ml bottle. Pours a reddish dark brown with a smaller foamy off-white head. The smell is odd, a bit of hazelnut and lots of vanilla, and also a tanginess that is almost infected-smelling, but I guess it comes off maybe as raspberry. Flavor is again tangy, but in a more cream soda type way, definitely alot of vanilla, cola flavor, raspberry. Not much roastiness aside from a bit of cocoa, more like a brown ale. Rating bumped down a tad.
Scopey (10040) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap at Mellow Mushroom, Charleston. It pours darkest brown with a small beige head. The nose is roasted malt, earth, caramel, light vanilla and a hint of malt vinegar. The taste is rich roasted, toast, ashy, earth, wood, salted caramel, burnt notes and liquorice with a dry, roasty finish. Run of the mill porter. So-so.
Dogbrick (10033) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark reddish-brown color with a medium thick tan head with decent retention. The lacing is pretty good, it coats much of the glass. Strong vanilla aroma along with some chocolate and malt. Medium body, smooth with just a bit of carbonation. Flavors of vanilla bean, roasted malt and more chocolate. The finish maintains the vanilla theme, with a nice nutty flavor in the aftertaste. Unlike a lot of Breckenridge beers, I would actually seek this out to try again.
Meilby (9999) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle 355ml @ Motel Room, Motel 6, Kingman, AZ
Pours clear dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, chocolate, caramel, vanilla plus something strange. Taste is medium sweet and light bitter with a long chocolate and vanilla finish. Body is medium, texture is thin to oily, carbonation is soft.