JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Cask at the Black Friday Cask Festival, Triangle Brewing, Durham. Listed as Tiny Tim’s Xmas Porter. This one was a winner with some but not quite so much with me. Nice pour and silky mouthfeel to be sure, and there was an appealing choc and coffee personality to the beer at its core. But vanilla additions (reportedly French Vanilla coffee for this event) were a bit much, both too artificial and too heavy-handed for me to enjoy this one.
keepersj12 (3045) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - JUN 21, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A delicious porter. Pours almost black with a thin creamy head. The aroma is vanilla and roast malt. The flavor has the vanilla and malt and a bit of chocolate. It is a sweet beer and very smooth and silky.
roder60 (1289) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2008
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown with lasting foamy offwhite head. Aroma sweet mocha and vanilla - like something id get at starbucks. Flavor very sweet and light mouthfeel. Some vanilla and caramel. Bit watery.