crazyvin (2026) - New York, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
More of a deep amber body than brown. A fast fading tan head. Aroma had a strong vanilla note upfront, a nice balance of roasted coffee and mild chocolate. Flavor seemed to be dominated by vanilla, some mild wood notes seemed interesting. It need more of a roasted malt presence to cut through the vanilla. Kind of light on the palate.
demannu (87) - 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 (76) - - 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 (649) - 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 (1561) - 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 (2793) - 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.
BiddleBrau (993) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2015
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at Stone Row Jim Thorpe. Clear brown thin head. Malty nose. Vanilla and sweet malt. A bit of a candy profile.
sunevdj (3338) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - FEB 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle in Austin. Pours a clear dark brown with a very small off-white head. Sweet with a light dryness. Mellow aromas of toasted malts and hints of vanilla. Medium to light bodied. Soft carbonation. Dry finis.
rdixon77 (1192) - Georgia, USA - FEB 10, 2015
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Eh. Dark brown pour. Roasted malts, nuttiness, sweetness in the aroma. Taste is pretty sweet upfront.Vanilla is in there, but subtle and almost sour/tangy tasting. Bitter finish. Creamy mouthfeel over all.
kingofthemtn (25) - - FEB 9, 2015
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from bottle into downhill beer transport device (glass mug with handle) while watching womens downhill ski racing on tv out of Colorado with tons of snow piling up outside the window.
Aroma: caramel Appearance: dark with hints of red in the corners, nice tan head Taste: smooth, coffee ice cream flavor. Not roasted/smoked like some porters. Not a lot of vanilla for me, but yummy nontheless, slight bitter/caramel finish, Palate: smooth and slightly creamy. Beer #3 out of 6 from my mixed-porter 6 pack taste test. My favorite so far.