Ret12 (377) - Maryland, USA - SEP 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Had this one in a snifter at Evo’s restauraunt, it was actually infused with vanilla bean and cocoa nibs. It was very pungent in flavor with a heavy chocolate taste. Delicious and has a nice warmth as it goes down.
CaptainCougar (7093) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - AUG 21, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Frisco Grill: Pours a mostly opaque dark mahogany with a spotty-lacing covering of light tan head. Has a sweet toasty caramel and vanilla nose with some nutty notes. Starts with average fullness and good dark malty sweetness with a nice balance of vanilla complexity and bittering hops before a semi-sweet finish. An enjoyable porter.
cracklefish (108) - Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cask at Churchkey. Huge vanilla nose! I could smell this all day and this beer could provide that... The low carb brought out a well balanced porter under a vanilla bomb. Flavor notes of, well... vanilla, chocolate and caramel. Some toast that stood up with the sweetness. Finish is vanilla ice cream and very smooth. Delicious
argo0 (10388) - Washington DC, USA - APR 13, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
(cask) Dark brown body topped by small beige head. Aroma is moderately sweet, vanilla, some chocolate, cherry, caramel, cola. Taste is moderately sweet, vanilla, some cherry, chocolate, caramel. Some earthy in finish. Minimal carbonation, medium body, some stickiness.
beachbum25 (1084) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - NOV 7, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 23, 2009 On tap @ the Brewery-Black, cola like pour w/a slight tan head. Vanilla/Coffee aroma. Very smooth easy to drink porter, vanilla flavor tempers out the standard coffee overtones. Has a bit of carbonation to it, may have just been the tap. Kind of reminds you of drinking an ice cream soda, but not that sweet. Very enjoyable, long full finish.