keepersj12 (2560) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This has a nice bit of vanilla in the aroma and taste. It is subtle and not at all overpowering. Very nice for sipping by the fireplace on a cold evening.
BeerCook (18) - Midland, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Delicious porter with strong aroma and hints of vanilla flavor. Flavorful beer with a nice almost sweet chocolatey after taste.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
CanIHave4Beers (2898) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 10, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On Draught at Front Street in Davenport.
Pours a basically black color with a small but well retained head.
The aroma is sweet, some molasses, a little roast, certainly some vanilla in there as well.
The flavor is rich, some tobacco, a good bit of roastiness, & some not too overbearing vanilla. The beer is only mildly sweet and at no point seems over-vanilla-ed or artificial tasting.
This exceeded my expectations for sure.