Hophaze (172) - 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
BMJAMES1196 (1) - Wichita, Kansas, USA - SEP 22, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Exactly as advertise, has a strong coffee-bite, vanilla aftertaste. As a porter it stands well, however, as much as it defines itself form other porters, it falls in comparison in the traditional sense. It is a beer I need to be in the mood to drink, but when I am, there aren’t many better
RyanRand (1) - - AUG 14, 2014 does not count
3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good beer overall, very smooth and easy to drink. I'd definitely buy it again but if it's between this and other porters I'd buy another.
crajun (960) - , Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bottle in trade to glass. some aroma, but more malt and roast in aroma. nice dark pour. taste was subdued - slick, roast, porter. ok brew!
arnold931 (547) - Iowa, USA - JUL 15, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with small tan head. Nose is cocoa and some vanilla. Taste is some bitter chocolate and some vanilla. Sweet.
CopterScott (142) - Kansas, USA - JUN 27, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark brown to black with a thin off white head. aroma is roasty malts and coffee. flavor is more coffee, roast, and chocolate.
ljthiessen (392) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 24, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at JL Beers. Medium body, a bit sweet and sticky, some nice malty flavour with vanilla and chocolate. Pretty nice vanilla porter.
kevinator (932) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good but not memorable. Vanilla and roasted malts on the nose. Stronger than some. Dark brown color with a foamy head. Smooth palate and somewhat creamy and lighter than expected. Decent blend of flavors with vanilla and chocolate standing out. Roasted malts blend with some bitterness for a dry finish. Coffee detected as well.
Trev (1936) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - APR 21, 2014
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Brown pour, thin head.
Aroma is light vanilla. Some roasted malt.
Light body, Flavour is dark fruit, light roasted malt. Some chocolate and vanilla in the finish.
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AbbeyRoade (318) - Missouri, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice malty chocolate aroma with a hint of alcohol. Not an obvious vanilla flavor but its there with chocolate and malty toasty notes as well. Smooth. Good but not amazing.
Atom (1346) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 11, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle pours a dark brown with a dark amber hue and a small off-white head, appears thin. Mild vanilla aroma, slight caramel and chocolate. Thin palate more like a darker slick brown ale. Taste of vanilla, chocolate and a slight roast into a mild bitterness. A little too light for as a porter.