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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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11233) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2012
12oz bottle-pours black with a light brown head. Aroma is dark malt-molasses/roasty. Taste is dark malt-molasses/roasty/ashy, vanilla, 2nd earthy hops. Not my taste but nicely done.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (13511) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Draft. Aroma of smooth, slightly boozy milk chocolate. Taste is similar. Not very complex.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Thanks to Adam from Nebraska. Pours very dark with a tan head about three fingers. Smells of vanilla. Super smooth, creamy, a little bit of stale bitter at the back end. This is by no means a "good" porter, but I’m glad I got to try it. Rich without being strong. Not anything to seek out, but a great beer, none the less.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RSRIZZO (1871) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - DEC 9, 2011
12oz bottle poured into an English Pint at 40°. Color is a deep dark brown with good carbonation and a thin tan head. Aroma is slightly sweet with a roasted malt and vanilla scent. It has a lighter medium body that gives crisp mouth feel. Flavor of mild roasted coffee and a mellow vanilla that lets a faint sweetness come out. In the after taste the vanilla lingers for just a bit. Overall its a good brew, a nice light easy drinking porter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (6983) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 15, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2014 Bottle. Very dark pour with a cream colored head that left great lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, slight coffee, and a touch of vanilla sweetness. Palate is a bit thin, hops and carbonation are a bit low, so it hits the tongue a little flat. Taste is spot-on with the aroma, smooth and pleasant, although a touch flat. This is good stuff, but just a close call away from being awesome.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - NOV 15, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours a very dark brown with silky tan head. The aroma is fairly rich in the cocoa and vanilla department, with some slight raisin, ash, and earth notes. The flavor is straightforward vanilla, with a bit of an ash and roast tone to it. There is a faint earthy and resinous hop tone to keep that sweetness in check (though it’s still on the sweet side overall). Pretty good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
freeofthoughts (670) - Raytown, Missouri, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Bottle pours dark brown with red hue, light tan head. Aroma is bready with thin coffee not much else. Drink is light and fairly smooth but also simple. the bready roasted grains are prominent with nothing else until the finish where some vanilla and sweetness show. Alright brew overall.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
drjay44 (2740) - Salida, Colorado, USA - OCT 19, 2011
12 oz. bottle. Pours a medium, short lived dark ivory head, with heavy lacing, over a reddish brown (SRM 27) slightly hazy body.....nose is heavy coffee, lighter chocolate, touch of vanilla....taste is coffee, light vanilla, finishing bitter coffee....mouth feel on the light of medium, carbonation adds pleasant foam. Although a reasonable drink, this is a rather simple Porter. It is utterly dominated by the coffee tones in the roasted malts with all other elements more hidden. BJCP 7/3/11/4/6

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DiarmaidBHK (3583) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 19, 2011
bottle from Vineland liquor. Pours jet black with small khaki head and it leaves a ton of lacing in the class. I get some coffee notes but I don’t get a lot of Vanilla. Not my favorite example of the style.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beaz1591 (238) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - OCT 18, 2011
Poured a deep dark chocolate black color with a creamy colored pillow top head. Moderate lacing and carbonation bubbles present in this beautiful beer. When I took a drink I first noticed hints of coffee and chocolate but it finishes with a bitter vanilla aftertaste.


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