DavoleBomb (1487) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured into a perfect pint.
3.0 A: Clear deep amber brown color. One and a half fingers of frothy beige head. Retention is below average, but a small ring of lacing is left.
4.0 S: Vanilla is easily noticeable and blends extremely well with coffee and chocolate notes to give an almost creme brulee vibe. Graininess and a moderate roastiness underneath. Very pleasant.
3.0 T: This is tasty, but it doesn’t have the depth of flavor that the nose hinted at. Vanilla is strongest again and there is a decent amount of coffee, but the chocolate is all but gone. This is really dry, which hurts what I think they should have been going for. Lacks sweetness, caramel, and chocolate - all of which complement vanilla quite well. In that sense, this drinks hollow. Light grain and roastiness.
3.0 M: Light to lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lacking body and creaminess, which is what I love most in creme brulee type dark brews.
3.0 D: It’s not bad, but it disappoints once you get past the nose. Easy to drink though.
Serving type: bottle
bobbyberbiglia (188) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - MAY 15, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz Bottle A - Pours dark brown almost black. Small tan head. Good lacing. S - Cocoa and faint vanilla. T - Bitter chocolate, faint vanilla, bittering hops. M - Light/medium bodied. Mild carbonation. Slick texture. Bitter finish. O - Ok Porter, but a bit bitter. Would have liked more vanilla flavor.
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2013
3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Old Chicago, artificial in a word, just stale coffee and fake vanilla, cool to get it from Nebraska so that brings up the overall but this is easily skpped, not enough mouth to take on Breckenridge vanilla porter. almost chalky
vyvvy (4536) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to either Greg or Carter for sharing this one. Pours dark brown with a mahogany hue and an off white head. The aroma has non-bitter roasty malt, vanilla, walnuts, cocoa and a hint of medicinal traits. It has a medium / light body that’s a bit watery and has mild carbonation. The flavor starts off with roasty malt and vanilla from the aroma, but its a bit more subdued and has a mild chocolate presence. The finish is a bit tinny. Pretty good porter.
Vanaman (2) - - MAR 28, 2013 does not count
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 9/20
Chocolatey aroma, light malt taste and very smooth finish. Nice, easy drinking porter with a hint of vanilla. This is a nice dessert beer.
ekoerper (592) - Iowa, USA - MAR 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Aroma: subtle chocolate malt, roast, and coffee. A hint of vanilla comes through, and some caramel.
Appearance: pours black, translucent, tan head has average retention and leaves some lacing.
Taste: lots of vanilla, somewhat one-dimensional, light/smooth roast and hints of chocolate.
Palate: fairly light body for the style, medium carbonation, fairly smooth.
jcnielsen (2423) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 25, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Lazlo’s in Lincoln. From Notes 9/29/2012. Pours a deep brown white white head. Artificial vanilla, dark malts, roasty flavors. Sometimes I really dig this beer, but most of the time I feel like the vanilla has a really artificial, fake flavor to it.
kathouse (1196) - Nevada, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Deep brown from the bottle with an off-white head. Chocolate, vanilla, and caramel aromas make it very sweet like crème brule. Medium body but low mouthfeel. Toasted malts, chocolate, and brown sugar flavors with no hop presence. Finish is the same as the start.
thomas15 (689) - USA - FEB 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rarely does a beer smell so little. Doesn’t smell bad just doesn’t smell. Slight vanilla and slight roast. Black with off white head. Good lacing. Looks good. Tastes like vailla with slight chocolate and roast. Medium to full body for style. Good session porter.
TomDecapolis (4604) - Milton, Delaware, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep brown with amber notes and a medium creamy off white head that laced. Aroma of light coffee, chocolate and vanilla notes. Flavor of milk chocolate and vanilla.