vyvvy (5884) - 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 (599) - 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 (3220) - 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 (1639) - 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) - Alabama, 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 (4618) - 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.
sunfloweracres (1) - Nebraska, USA - JAN 16, 2013 does not count
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
I did not really like the taste, but it is unique. I cannot smell or taste Vanilla or Chocolate, but it makes a great handmade shampoo bar. My best yet! This batch makes hair soft and gorgeous. If anyone is going to make beer soap or shampoo bars, you must let it go completely flat or you may have a lye volcano. You can contact me if you want any more information on shampoo bars. I will buy it again, my customers love the shampoo bars:)
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz. bottle. Nose of sweet chocolate and vanilla, with dark, bready and very lightly roasty malts, faint hints of cherry cola and coffee here as well. Deep, dark brown in color, nearly black, with a lasting, fine, light tan head, unfiltered as advertised, with a slight amount of sediment which was poured. Flavor profile is full of dark sweetness, vanilla and chocolate as well, but not overwhelmingly so, the overall effect is of a mild sweetness and vanilla tone, rather than making this the only factor. Some mild roast, faint licorice and coffee towards the finish, which also shows a very light tinge of hop bitterness. Finely effervescent and smooth on the palate with a medium body. Nicely drinkable, not bad at all for what it is.
Hophaze (192) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark brown pour, vanilla aroma stands out. Taste is definitely more a brown than it is a porter. Nothing extraordinary. Beats a Coors Light