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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
Don’t be fooled by this beer…it’s vanilla, not tapioca! Dark color, creamy head, and complex flavor combine for a substantial beer that gives you a soft nose with a light, bold taste. Madagascar vanilla beans are the star of this beer, accented by bourbon and cocoa. Your brain tells you it’s going to be deep, dark, and heavy, but your tongue knows the truth. You’ll love the voodoo that we do…

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (3350) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 17, 2015
16 oz can pours black with a tan head. Aroma of vanilla, coffee and chocolate. Taste is vanilla and coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
crossovert (10692) - Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2015
473ml can. Brown pour. Aroma is rich cocoa and a light bit of vanilla. Flavor is okay, herbal malt juice, some roastiness. Okay.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutgap (55) - Indiana, USA - JUL 26, 2015
Can to glass,average creamy light brown head that rapidly diminished.Light aroma of bread,chocolate,coffee. Light to medium mouth feel a bit thin for a porter but a nice bitter finish. Vanilla on the start but rapidly falls away to coffee. At 4.8 alc this could be a good session if the sweetness doesn’t get in the way.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ccex (1172) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 4, 2015
16 oz. can from Mishawaka brewpub pours black with some red around the edges. Small off-white head leaves some lacing spots. Aroma has vanilla and some chocolate, with a bit of coffee bitterness. Taste is bitter for a porter, with a long finish.. Body is light to medium without too much carbonation. Mouthfeel is creamy. Easy to drink, but not quite up to my expectations.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
screigh (598) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2015
Pours a cola color. Thin off-white head.Malty sweet aroma. Lots of vanilla flavor. Tastes more like a Schwarzbier than a porter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brigadier (3475) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2014
On tap at brewpub
Maybe this was a bad batch but I was not impressed by a faded impression of a porter. I am willing to give it a second chance since the rest of the lineup indicates this to be more of an aberration than a routine tap handle from Evil Czech.

Aroma / Appearance - An inky black base shimmers under a cream colored eggshell head. Light vanilla, coffee, and malts tickle the air without committing to anything serious. Charred ash lingers as an additional tease.

Flavor / Palate - A limp mouthfeel shows hints of promise without delivering. Simple vanilla and coffee taste more like a craft soda than a beer. This easy to drink beer fades quickly with nothing more than a forgettable impression. Skip this one or save it for the end of a flight once you’ve run out of other samples to try.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (7669) - Indiana, USA - DEC 5, 2014
Draft to pint mug at the Culver brewpub. Looks good; a slightly translucent dark coffee with bubbly light beige head. Smells of dark malt, vanilla, and chocolate with a touch of rye spice. Tastes like it Smells with a medium-bodied mouthfeel. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Draft. Poured a dark brown color with an average frothy tan head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted chocolate malt and vanilla aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted sweet flavor with a medium to heavy sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Solid complex brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
574deadzone (1338) - North Central, Indiana, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Sample size on draft at the Mishawaka Public House. Pours dark brown with a thinner mocha head that leaves some spotty lace. Nose involves chocolate milk, dark crusty bread, some raisin notes. Somewhat sweet, fairly bitter. Light bodied, softly carbed, silky, with a tingly vanilla finish. Nice brew with a good flavor. I would like perhaps more body, but this is a session brew by design, and there’s nothing wrong with that. This should be a quite popular offering for them.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patrick767 (3918) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2013
tap at 800 degrees in February - Smells of coffee and sweet milk chocolate. It’s a near black brew with a very small head. The flavor is sweet with lots of chocolate. It’s medium bodied and finishes with roast coffee. I thought any bourbon character was quite subtle. Good brew.

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