coolpop (1394) - 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. I’ve had better vanilla porters.
fiercepanda (615) - 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 (1547) - 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 (777) - 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 (3789) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 15, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’ve 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.
idedek (157) - USA - JUN 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
light hints of vanilla in the aroma. a light body for a porter it contains some vanilla flavor but it tastes fake. a light clean finish. nothing great.
boozedude (2221) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 16, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma of coffee ..burnt nuts.. pours black..light head...taste is coffee and hints of prune..not bad..
arminjewell (9144) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour on tap at HMLS, dark brownish pour with thin tan head, aroma brought notes of caramel, vanilla, sweet chocolate and biscuity malts, touch of roast, coffee as well. Taste is on the sweet side, some vanilla, coffee and a bit too much caramel, slight coffee and roast, finishing fairly sweet.
daknole (10738) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear dark brown pour. Fizzy tan head. Aroma is a mix of vanilla, roast and a hint of a raisiny note. Flavor is chocolate, vanilla, roasted nuts and a slight hint of a metallic finish.
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - APR 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap in Ames at Es Tas. Pitch black, thin off white head. Aroma is quite vanilla-y with a bit of chocolate. Flavor is a bit of a let down, however.