RobertDale (2927) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap. Comes almost black with a small tan head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, and roast. Taste is roasted malt, vanilla, chocolate, and caramel. Fairly sweet. Interesting.
evelucha (4) - overland park, Kansas, USA - OCT 6, 2012 does not count
0.9 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Also think this smells like spoiled milk. Can really taste the vanilla beans. Will not buy again.
RangBacon (8) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - OCT 6, 2012 does not count
0.7 AROMA 1/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 1/20
This beer smells like spoiled milk and tastes like candied milk. It is disgusting and I canít believe itís rated so high.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap, dark brown with deep tan brown head, creamy vanilla aroma, good malty roast with chocolate and vanilla ice cream flavors, silky finish
BeerandBlues2 (9081) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - AUG 26, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown with a small, fizzy light tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is vanilla, roast and chocolate malt, dates and earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with vanilla notes, light hops and bitterness, dark fruits and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.
coolpop (1367) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 19, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a smallish tan head and lots of lacing. Aroma is vanilla and some roasted malt. Flavor is roasted malt, some coffee, lots of vanilla. Mouthfeel is a bit astringent. Long, overly sweet finish. Iíve had better vanilla porters.
fiercepanda (447) - Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A dark brown beer with a small tan head. The aroma is nice roasted malt, vanilla, and cocoa, but a little weak. The flavor is bittersweet cocoa, dark fruits, and vanilla.
Beaver (1219) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2012
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
12 oz bottle. Pours brown with a thinnish meringue tan head that goes to a thin film and leaves a little lacing.
The aroma is sweet nutty malts and lots of vanilla and some lactose.
The flavor is sweet sugary nutty malts with some acidic vanilla and a little plastic roast in the finish. The mouthfeel is a bit on the thin and watery side.
Overall, lots of sweet vanilla with some off notes that become more pronounced the more I drink.
Rando7 (697) - Iowa, USA - JUL 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Had at a restaurant - bottle pours a fairly clear dark brown with minimal off-white head. Aroma hints of vanilla and dark malts. Taste caramel malts with a nice touch of vanilla, nuts and roast. Improved as it warmed. Medium body. Pretty good.
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Iíve had two of these and one was oxidized and tasted metallic. The vanilla was almost non-existent whereas the fresh sample was sweet and rich. Tried at the Green Room in KC in 2012.