JBPortland (1437) - Portland, Maine, USA - APR 22, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can pours dark brown with light edges and a finger of head. Nose is sweet vanilla cream, syrup, chocolate, nutty. Taste is a bit thin and also has a somewhat syrupy slick sweetness of vanilla extract and hershey chocolate syrup. Not much roasty body from the porter aspect. Finishes nutty, milk, artificial coffee sweetener, not harmonious, a bit much.
shigadeyo (3559) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 29, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
3/24/2016: Roasted malts and slightly dry, more bitterness and less vanilla when it’s cold, but those reverse as the beer warms; fairly solid porter overall, but probably needs a touch more vanilla as it gets lost in the cocoa and other robust characteristics of the beer. 12 fl oz can from yudp.
DrSilverworm (9672) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2016
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sample from package, at Maury’s Tiny Cove beer tasting. Dark brown color. Ring of off-white head. Up front, some chocolate, vanilla, mild roast, hint of coffee. Moderate-plus sweet taste, light to moderate bitter. Lighter, crisp carbonation. Medium to bigger body. Sort of slick texture, leading to a dry finish. Some caramel. Decent vanilla porter. Mildly watery.
drsordr (2060) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 6, 2016
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can pour opaque dark brown with rapidly dissipating tan head. Nose sweet caramel, light vanilla. Taste vanilla, caramel, mild roast as it warms. Thinner mouth feel. Not bad, no off putting flavors, but not outstanding either.
JStax (4532) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 14, 2016
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce can poured into a shaker pint. The beer is a clear dark brown with a khaki head of foam. The aroma has vanilla, a fruity chocolate, some ash, and a mild caramel note. The taste has mostly sweetness with a bite of bitterness in the finish. Medium body and higher carbonation than I would expect in a porter.
Drjohnrock (677) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft sampler at BIERmarkt USA on January 2, 2016..Almost opaque brown hue, nice malty/vanilla nose, solid vanilla/roasted malt taste. Another fine brew from Four String.
rondphoto (3547) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - DEC 22, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
can @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Clear dark mahogany brown color, thick beige head that slowly drops to a thin cover, wide lace bands. Aroma of malt with vanilla. Taste is lightly toasted malt with vanilla and semi-sweet chocolate. It moves through the swallow to an edgy finish that has a tiny shot of hops (translated, that means no change and no complexity). Overall, a decent brew, but similar to the other Four String offerings.
tmongoose (2053) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 20, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz can shared that poured a medium brown color with an off white head. The aroma was mild to medium roasted malts and vanilla extract. The flavor was more of the same. Mild roasted malt flavor with vanilla extract. Overall decent flavor and a decent beer from these guys finally.
Shot (362) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - MAY 1, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Cola color with a thin white head. Malty sweet aroma. Cocoa and coffee. Flavors are vanilla, chocolate and slight fruity notes. Really very nice.
bytemesis (5993) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 7, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Can. Pours clear ruby hazel, small tan head, dissipates fairly quickly, decent lacing. Aroma is roasty, tobacco, a bit of vanilla. Flavor is medium sweet, light bitter, vanilla, roasted malts. Medium body. Meh.