JaBier (4415) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - FEB 20, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Local Roots. Clear chestnut brown in color with a medium tan head. Aroma of vanilla, burnt sugar, caramel, chocolate and malt. Vanilla and malt flavor up front, giving way to caramel before a sweet chocolate finish. I’ve had this a couple time since then and it’s different every time. Sometimes it’s incredibly roasty with barely any vanilla character and other times it’s like a vanilla brown ale. This one was perfect, as it was nicely balanced between the traditional porter and vanilla accents.
Dogbrick (7085) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draught at Woodlands Tavern. Pours brownish-black with a medium creamy tan head that diminishes steadily to a film. Rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of vanilla, malt and chocolate. Medium-bodied with flavors of vanilla, roasted malt and chocolate. The finish is sweet with a roasty malt and vanilla latte aftertaste. Pretty good all around.