zmanzorro (128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from a bottle into an English pint glass. Color is dark brown with a small tan head. Some lacing left on the glass. Immediate aroma is cocoa and coffee with some malty sweet notes. Dark, rich, coffee, and cocoa taste on the front that fades into a vanilla sweetness. Average carbonation that leaves a slight tingle after the taste is gone. Paired well with BBQ pork baby back ribs.
akoeninger (396) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 5, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Mahogany color. Roasty, earthy, vanilla aroma and flavor. Medium to light in body. Nice flavorful porter a little on the sweeter side with the vanilla.
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maximet (37) - Quebec, CANADA - JUN 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark liquid with a small but persistent beige head. Mainly vanilla smell, backed up by smoked malt. Great vanilla taste, well balanced, round, not very roasted / smoked. Goes down very well.Too straight forward on vanilla.
Darkmagus82 (440) - - JUN 20, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Transfer from BA review on 6-15-12-
Served in a 10 oz chalice glass
Appearance – Served a very deep brown nearly black color with a thin off white head. The head faded fast to give a light amount of lacing.
Smell – The smell was largely of roasted malt with a lighter ccoffee, nutty, and cocoa aromas. Mixed with these is a nice strong vanilla smell.
Taste – The taste begins largely of roasted malt with a lighter coffee flavor. Towards the middle, flavors of a light sweet caramel and some vanilla work their way into the flavor profile. The vanilla intensifies as the taste advances from the middle giving a rather strong flavor at the end. At the very end a bitter nutty flavor mixes with the bready roast vanilla flavor leaving a somewhat off bitter roasted flavor on the tongue.
Mouthfeel – The creaminess of the body is only slightly above average with a carbonation level that is just below average. The carbonation is very good for the more roasted malt and sweet vanilla flavors, but the body is a little thinner then would be desired.
Overall – It had some nice roasty and vanilla flavors, but left a somewhat more bitter flavor on the tongue at the end due to the nuttiness that came in. Good, but nothing I would really go to on a high occasion.
vlan1 (186) - Eastern Shore, Maryland, USA - JUN 16, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draft. Silky pitch black with one fingers worth of off-white foam. Aromas of soft barely noticable vanilla and roast coffee. Taste is smooth with mild chocolate and coffee notes and minimal vanilla. Clean mouthfeel. Very underwhelming.
gripweed57 (589) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - JUN 12, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle. Translucent mahogany brown color. Medium-sized creamy tan head. Roasted malt aroma has notes of tobacco and cola. Rich malt flavor has a velvety mouthfeel. Subtle notes of caramel and vanilla. In mid-taste. Finish is creamy and rich with notes of raisins and vanilla. Pleasant and very drinkable.
Marchand317 (1) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 3, 2014 does not count
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ok to get the flavor to really peak don't drink it so cold! I made that amateur mistake! All I have to say it reminds me of an A&W cream soda
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UAWildcatx2 (2) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAY 23, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Starts with a strong taste of vanilla, but ends a little thin. It’s nice dark beer that is a great representation of a porter.
TXBadger (1214) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 20, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice dark brown color almost blackish with off-white head. Cocoa, vanilla, and some dark fruit on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium-bodied, finishes with a sweet note.
1guywith_aboat (212) - phenix city, Alabama, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I thought this was really good, although the vanilla was slim. Pours dark brown or black but reddish in the light. Aroma was a little nutty, chocolate milk, slightly herbal, not very pungent but all the classic porter scents are there. Flavor follows with slightly nutty, chocolate, light licorice flavors. Medium body, quick finish. Overall a great, easy drinking, solid porter. Not much vanilla.
Hanuta06 (318) - Washington, USA - MAY 7, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Serving: from tap at Moe’s Original BBQ.
Appearance: small, frothy, light-brown initial head. Clear dark-red/brown body.
Taste: lightly acidic initial flavor and lightly acidic finish with vanilla. Average duration.
Palate: medium body, syrupy texture and lively carbonation.
Overall: pretty good.