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RATINGS: 187   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.25/5   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
Truly a one-of-a-kind. We balance coffee-like, dark roasted malts with the sweet, seductive flavor of vanilla beans. The result? A deliciously unique flavor.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 19, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiercepanda (615) - Missouri, USA - JUL 31, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Beaver (1547) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rando7 (777) - Iowa, USA - JUL 22, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ads135 (3789) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 15, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
idedek (157) - USA - JUN 26, 2012
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boozedude (2221) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JUN 16, 2012
Aroma of coffee ..burnt nuts.. pours black..light head...taste is coffee and hints of prune..not bad..

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
arminjewell (9144) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2012
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (10738) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 7, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - APR 24, 2012
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.

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