nearbeer (4061) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. can. Pours opaque brown-black with a disappearing foam above. Nose is roasted grain, wheat and vanilla. Taste is coffee, berry, dusty grain and vanilla. A light touch of herby hop on the finish. Near-medium body is a little to the sweet side but overall balanced in a drinkable way. Low carbonation level is nice.
JMurph72 (22) - - MAY 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma - cocoa and and vanilla, but not getting much nose off of this beer
Appearance - dark mahogany/brown with nice brown head
Taste - initial bitterness, balanced by sweetness and light bitterness at the end
Mouthfeel - light/medium bodied. Very carbonated and sticky
Overall - it's decent. Not sure I follow the Graham Cracker claim. Tastes a lot more like what I'd expect out of a vanilla porter, which isn't a bad thing.
HuskerTan (721) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - APR 7, 2015
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
A- Roasty, cocoa, slightly woody, slightly smoky, spice.
A- Black color, dark liquid, light brown head.
T- Cocoa, roasty, slightly smoky, slightly bitter, malty, dry.
P- Medium body, thin texture, soft carbonation, dry finish.
O- This certainly didn’t taste anything like graham cracker or the likes. Mostly a roasty dry bland porter. Standard at best.
haddon90 (1561) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - MAR 26, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Denver Beer Co. Pours a deep, dark brown color with a nice, tan head. Vanilla aroma with some graham cracker notes. Robust, smoked vanilla flavor. Some spices that linger. Could use a bit more punch. But not bad.
cpetrone84 (1661) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour is deep chocolate brown with a tan colored head and solid retention. Nose has a bit of creamy chocolate and vanilla, light roast, over cooked barley, and stale bread crust. Taste is similar, actually much more roasted, some over cooked barley, less creamy chocolate, still some notes of vanilla mix with the light chocolate. Light body, a touch thin in the finish, moderate carb.
Block (1650) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not too bad. A dark pour with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, some roastedness. Pretty typical on the porter side but maybe just a bit more spice than usual. Dry finish.
doctordd8 (15) - Louisburg, Kansas, USA - MAR 5, 2015
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
I really wanted to like this one. Very metallic off taste. Looks good coming out of the can, but taste is odd.
alandis01 (8) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2015 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is one of my favorites from DBC. The appearance is a dark brown with a light tan head. The aroma is a toasty chocolate and vanilla. The taste is of chocolate and vanill. It’s like a malty s’more.
Dogbrick (9181) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer pours a dark brown color with a medium foamy tan head that recedes gradually. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, chocolate and vanilla. Light-bodied with flavors of roasted malt, graham crackers and chocolate. The finish is sweet with a chocolate malt and graham cracker aftertaste. Decent overall.
ajnepple (3112) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Colorado’s Best Beers in Conifer. Black appearance with a light tan head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, light toffee, caramel malts, light earth and light roasted coffee notes. Similar flavor, adding medium sweetness and minimal bitterness. Light to medium body with a smooth, creamy feel, a little thin. Pretty tasty overall.