dnstone (2147) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Amber-brown in color with a white-ish head. Roast malt and vanilla aroma and taste.
GG (2140) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle -
Aroma - vanilla, light chocolate
Appearance - dark brown body, 2-finger tan head, average retention, nearly no lacing
Mouthfeel - light mouthfeel, light carbonation, silky mouthfeel
Flavor - heavy vanilla flavor, milk chocolate, touch of coffee but vanilla is the focus
Overall - solid vanilla flavored porter. Breckenridge succeeded in creating something tasty and chock full of vanilla flavor. Well done.
NikkTwist (1671) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Fado. Slightly hazy dark ruby pour that started with a good amount of off-white foam that left lace. The vanilla flavor here feels much weaker than anticipated. Aroma has a slight undesirable medicinal quality (possible that is just due to this pour being at the top of a keg on a newly cleaned line). Clean darkish malt flavors. Some cocoa. Nice drying wood tannins. Bit of a hoppy spice bite as well. Ultimately still not a winner for me.
eduardovl (891) - SWITZERLAND - OCT 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
330ml bottle served in a pint glass.
A: Pours a dark amber to brown color forming a medium bubbled tan head. Low retention and only very few spotty liacings left in the glass.
S: Strong caramel malts. The vanilla bouquet is just adorable. Notes of cocoa and chocolate. Dark dry fruits, moka coffee and earthy yeasts.
T: Sweet upfront. Notes of caramel malts toffee, cocoa, coffee, chocolate vanilla, dry dark fruits. Very mild hops bitterness. Earthy yeasts.
M: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Vanilla and cocoa in the aftertaste.
O: Good drinkability. Smooth and easydrinking Porter. Recommended
BeerBaby (81) - , Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I found this to be an unexpected surprise! Got it at my local Publix in a bottle. The taste is a warm vanilla, mixed with a chocolate and well bodied mouth feel. Very nice tan head when poured. More of a yeast flavor than a hoppy flavor, which suits me very well as I am not a hop freak. Has a bit of alcohol flavor, which for me, is a bit of a down side, but not so much of one that it turns me off of it. If you allow it to "breath" a bit, the flavor comes out more. I would love to buy this again, however, this was the last 6 pack that Publix had! (sigh) I’m sure I’ll find it again.
Crispy34 (400) - Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2014
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nitro draft! Aroma is a creamy dark malt. Appearance is a dark brown with a tan head. Taste is a sweet vanilla that rolls into dark malt and finishes pretty even. Overall, a good beer that is a classic in my book.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
slowrunner77 (5986) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
"a nice lively brew due mainly to the good use of vanilla, otherwise not too much to this fairly light but smooth porter. might be boring w/o the beans, but with them, tasty and smells like dessert."
GreatDane1632 (415) - North Dakota, USA - SEP 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Rated from notes taken 7 Aug 2011 -- Quintessential Porter. Easy drinking and delicious. Love the vanilla flavor, very mild and complimentary.
Shaggy4 (14) - Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pour, thick tan head. Dark appearance, faint aroma, full bodied chocolate tones, creamy finish
HomebrewTownsend (4) - Frederick, Maryland, USA - SEP 19, 2014 does not count
4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Nice dark roasted, chocolate, porter, with an amazing smack of vanila. I will say the nitrogen carbonated version is amazing. A much thicker, creamer head which is very vital for something like this. If you get the opportunity to get a nitro version, get it.
gad905 (90) - - SEP 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nitro at Knotty Barrel, San Diego. Dark brown with lasting creamy head, obvs. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, coffee, roast. Tastes moderate sweet, light bitter light acidity, dry finish. Thinnish but nitro hides it. Alright.