hamilton23 (546) - Alpine, California, USA - APR 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from 22oz bottle. Pours dark cola brown with very little head. Aroma is vanilla, vanilla and vanilla. Taste is vanilla and a bit of cocoa. Mouthfeel is a bit thin, but otherwise a very good beer.
deyholla (4787) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Doodler, thanks! Pours a dark bay with a grayish yellow brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a strong vanilla note with a bit of baking roasted malts. Flavor starts with vanilla but has a good amount of roasted malts in the finish and just a touch of bitter chocolate.
Roonai (135) - - MAR 31, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle shared by dere. pours near black with brown head that dissipated. nose is a good amount of roast behind the upfront vanilla sweetness. taste has that same dry roastyness that balances out thew sweet vanilla leading to a drinkable and enjoyable balanced brew.
Tide (715) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from a friend. Black color, beige head. Sweet taste with roasted malts, vanilla, toffee, coffee and liquorice. Velvet smooth body with roasted malts. Sweet, roasty finish with vanilla and coffee. Excellent porter.
Daytonbeer (389) - Ohio, USA - MAR 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours dark brown with tan head. Aroma of vanilla and chocolate malt shakes. Taste is the same with dry roasted malts, nuts, and a creamy texture.
Concealer (145) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
A wonderful vanilla aroma. A beautifully sweet, vanilla front with a creamy, toasted malt finish. Delicious.
That1Guy (1747) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 22, 2013
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Bomber split with TheRon. Pours opaque brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, and DMS. Smells like corn on the cob with some ingredients thrown in. Watery corn and vanilla flavor. A borderline drain pour.
StefanSD (1797) - Lakeside, California, USA - FEB 16, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650 ml bottle courtesy of Denverdiv. Thanks. Pours a nearly opaque dark brown color with a small beige head that soon recedes to a fine film. The aroma is sweetened cocoa, vanilla and a bit of dust. The taste is more of the same, lots of sugary cocoa laced with vanilla and a trace of earthy/dusty hops. The palate was just a bit thinner than I prefer and the carbonation was soft. Finishes medium in duration and sweet with a pasty after-mouthfeel. Overall: Not bad, but not great either. The sweetness was too much for me and had a saccharine feel. That quibble aside its flavorful and easy drinking.
DaBearSox (7) - Colorado, USA - FEB 12, 2013 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 19/20
• body- med-high body, low carbonation
• aroma- Fresh vanilla, cocoa
• flavor- vanilla, chocolate, sweet roast
• finish- rich and creamy
Beaver (1063) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a small creamy light tan head that quickly goes to a thin film and leaves a little lacing.
The aroma is sweet perfumey vanilla, some wood and some roasted chocolate malts. Smells a bit like lodgepole pines.
The flavor is lots of sweet vanilla with some roasted malts. The mouthfeel is light to medium bodied and a bit watery.
Overall, a bit thin and too much sweet vanilla for me. Better than Breck’s though.