beerbill (3333) - Laurel, New York, USA - DEC 1, 2010
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle shared by Dickinsonbeer. Pours very dark brown, just about black, with a light brown head that leaves partial lace. Very pleasant aroma of roasted malt, vanilla and chocolate. The flavor is not as deep as the aroma nor as rich with roasted malt, a bit of char, and some very light vanilla. Mild-moderate bitterness at the finish. Medium bodied.
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 26, 2010
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep ruby brown with a thin head. Aroma is old vanilla, cocoa nibs, dusty crackery malts, some char, chalk, earth, and nuts. flavor is light roast, chocolate, dusty cobwebby, sweet vanilla cream, toast and light burnt notes- thin and papery finish. Ok.
Mora2000 (5569) - McKinney, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to a77cj7 for sending me this bottle.
The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is roasted malt with some vanilla and chocolate. The flavor is vanilla, chocolate and roasted/burnt malt. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
The vanilla is very well done in this beer. It is present in both the aroma and flavor, but it is not overdone and doesnít taste artificial. This is what a vanilla porter should taste like.
Cavie (3754) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2010
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from drowland. Murky brown color. Some head. Roasted malts on the nose. Ashy smell. Chocolaty taste. Some sweetness. Good.
Fratto (2616) - Arlington, Texas, USA - OCT 29, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from Cavie. Dark pour with an almost white head. Aroma is espresso, vanilla, chocolate, and earthy. Taste is dry cocoa, earthy hops, a little coffee, and definite vanilla. Finish is vanilla.
nuplastikk (4299) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle. Opaque brown-black, with a solid off-white head. Vanilla, coffee, and some roastiness in the aroma. Medium bodied, with some vanilla coffee bitterness that fades into a sweet, malty aftertaste. OK, well executed I suppose, sort of a Creme Brulee light. Vanilla and coffee come a little too dessert-like for me. Iím not a big coffee fan though. Decent.
jtclockwork (8047) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle thanks to drowland. Pours black with off white head. Nose of vanilla bean, spice, brownie and coffee. Very good nose. Taste of dry vanilla bean and spicy hops. Missing something. Not sure what on the palate.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - SEP 6, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle pours dark brown with a medium light tan head with spotty lacing. Aroma is thin vanilla and strong cocoa. Flavor is rich coffee and chocolate malt, brownies, vanilla bean, red bean, and toffee. Very rich porter.
bigred22 (84) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - AUG 23, 2010
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Aroma: It smelled like a Mocha
Appearance: This was very flat(No carbonation at all, I may have gotten a bad one). It had no head at all! It poured a reddish black color.
Taste: It wasnít to bad, I thought it tasted rather good. I donít know if I liked the vanilla mix all that much though.
Palate: It had a decent palate the flavor stuck around
Overall: Definitely not my favorite brew, but it was pretty good
drowland (5981) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - AUG 16, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
8/16/10. 12oz bottle thanks to my buddy Chris - and finally a Nebraska tick! Black pour with red on the edges when held to the light, with a 2-finger tan head that keeps a few millimeters pretty well. The aroma is sour coffee grinds with chocolate and a hint of sweet vanilla. The flavor is again sour coffee and sweet chocolates with a hint of sweet vanilla. The flavor and feel of this remind me of Guinness Draught.