Roonai (296) - - 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.
theothermatt (272) - Lakewood, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2015
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Can @ Home. Sweet vanilla flavor. Mouth is sweet, artificial vanilla, cocoa and a sweet finish. As it warms the vanilla becomes a bit more overwhelming and a real heavy sweetness comes forward.
Christpuncher (1638) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 2, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
strong aroma of vanilla with a light smokey malt backbone. very bitter finish with some sweet vanilla accents pours almost black in color with a thin tan head. decent beer!
DocJitsu (1139) - Florida, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a very dark brown with a tan head. Milk chocolate and vanilla nose. Moderately thick mouthfeel. Powdered cocoa and light red fruit.
Danyel (1242) - Colorado, USA - JAN 3, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from can. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is strong vanilla, very sweet, chocolate, desserty. Taste is sweet, medium-full bodied, not overly heavy but has great flavor, medium carbonation. Overall, very good.
kambei70 (741) - - DEC 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours an opaque dark brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, caramel, and roasted malt. Flavor of vanilla, baking cocoa, roasted malt, and toasted grain with a dry finish.
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kathouse (1185) - Nevada, USA - DEC 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
I agree with other comments that this beer lacks body. However, there is no mistaking the vanilla in this beer. Creamy and dense foam atop the nearly black brew. Vanilla and bourbon notes attack the palate and you can just feel the chocolate as the sip ends. Finish has some phenolic ticks at the end.
bpat2011 (12) - Oklahoma, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I've had this several times, but I'm basing my rating on my most recent experience.
Bomber poured into two snifters.
Vanilla attacks your nose. I was filled with anticipation hoping that it would be a dark, silky, power bomb of a porter supplemented by sweet vanilla, but I was a little disappointed. Not by a lack of vanilla. That is definitely there. Instead I was disappointed by the light nature of the beer. If this thing were beefed up a bit, it would be outstanding. That's just me though. It's very drinkable the way it is.
BOSSbrewer (2255) - Arkansas, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at a tasting thanks to Butler. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is vanilla and rich milk chocolate. Dark fruit. Flavor is mildly bitter with more dark chocolate than vanilla. Finishes dry.
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IndianaRed (2709) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 5, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz Bottle brought back from my Denver trip. Clear deep brown and a nice dense creamy light tan head. Sweet cocoa and vanilla aroma. Light bitter chocolate and plenty of vanilla in the flavors. Not exactly robust and fairly light and sweet. Some wet brown paper malt flavors at the end, and I think a little under bittered.
djd07 (4938) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 3, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to Rick. Pours a dark amber ruby with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong vanilla, roast, and chocolate. Medium mouthfeel with rich malt and light sweetness. Good.