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.
beer_rookie (68) - Arkansas, USA - APR 30, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a dark brown, black maybe. Creamy beige head, but not too thick. All kinds of lacing as I drink it.
Aroma is of dark roasted malt, and coffee, and chocolate. Not really getting much vanilla. Ooh, coming in late, is some hops.
Taste is very clean. I can taste the vanilla, but it’s not really bold. It’s more in the finish. I taste quite a bit of chocolate. It’s the typical porter, plus vanilla.
Mouthfeel is medium body. It’s sweet, but not so vanilla. It’s a porter. Very nice. Very inviting. Could use a little more body.
Overall, it’s delicious. This is one I would certainly seek out and drink. It’s very tasty. Very drinkable, and yet, not so high in alcohol that it wouldn’t be sessionable. Yay!
ttroha (408) - Americus, Georgia, USA - APR 18, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours a hazy brown with white head. Aroma of vanilla and caramel. Tastes of vanilla, caramel and bitter hops. Very sweet finish. A sweet and delicious beer.
mikedR (1501) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - APR 17, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Not bad at all. Strong vanilla flavor. Sweeter than I’d prefer. But, quite flavorful for the ABV.
hman43 (493) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - APR 8, 2015
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
It pours brown with a tan head. The head doesn’t leave lacing. The aroma is a bit of nuts, a syrupy smell, and that’s about it. The taste does involve vanilla with a bit of poppy carbonation and roasted malts.
demannu (126) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 20, 2015
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Nothing remarkable here. Actually pretty forgettable. Has the classic porter flavor with a presence of vanilla. On the light side for me with a lack luster aroma and pour.
mfhennig (104) - McHenry County, Illinois, USA - MAR 20, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle. Transparent brown, beige head faded quickly, but left some decent lacing. Aroma of vanilla and some lightly roasted malts. This is a little sweeter than it should be IMHO. Nice vanilla finish. This is a pretty light, thin beer, average carbonation.
This was from a "craft your own 6 pack" from the local beer store. Not sure what the price usually is, but if it’s comparable to Leinie’s Vanilla Porter it’s Okay.
chucklemation (680) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - MAR 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a brown color with a white foam head. Aroma is light vanilla and caramel malts. Flavor is sweet vanilla with a touch of bitterness in the finish. This beer is pretty much all vanilla, and I like it.
mattieshoes (3) - - MAR 9, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark Porter, Chocolate flavor with vanilla aftertaste. Sweet, light bodied, and pleasant.
seymour (1591) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from 12oz brown bottle into nonic pint glass, a clear dark reddish brown colour with weak beige foam and some lace. Aromas of sweet grains, strong vanilla, nice earthy English-style hop impression. Flavours: toasty, slight tartness, black pepper, charred wood, strong vanilla again giving it a root beer soda taste. Lighter body than expected, slight residual sweetness, medium carbonation. Good, easy-drinking, too much vanilla personally, but I can see why it’s so popular.
culchiem (2845) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from JSA. Dark brown to black with a tan head. Aroma is vanilla and malt. Flavour is caramel malt with vanilla, thin enough texture.