hbmason (1087) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 12, 2011
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On draft. Pitch black color with a light head. Creamy and smooth with a nice coffee and vanilla flavor. Nice.
fbm115 (183) - New Jersey, USA - NOV 5, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had this offering straight from the source. sample from their small taster glass. pours a dark brown color with a small slightly brown head. smell is roasty chocolate malts slight vanilla and even lighter cinnamon.some dark fruit ester notes. taste is a sweet chocolate cake with vanilla and cinnamon spiced frosting with some coffee throughout. flavors are rich and intense and cleanly integrated. mouthfeel is super smooth creamy rich. not much alcohol detected in the smell taste or mouthfeel. overall canít wait for next winter.
yespr (25932) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From the tank at the brewery. Pours dark brown to black with a small and tan head. Aroma is coffee, toffee caramelish, roasted malt and quite clear vanilla notes - more vanilla than its Danish twin brew from FanÝ. Smooth dark roasted to toffee sweet malty flavoured. Light sweetness mixed with a distinct vanilla presence. Smooth roasted malty and bitter finish. Lingering toffee, chocolate, coffee and smooth yet declining vanilla.
Thorpe429 (4844) - , Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Growler filled at the Bruery on 11.04.2010. Poured into a Bruery tulip.
Color is near black with a really strong tan head and loads of spotty lacing with a ring of light head and spots atop throughout. The nose brings a really nice, slight bourbon character. Itís not overpowering, but is somewhat mellow with a nice vanilla and oak creaminess to it. Some slight chocolate in the background as well.
The taste is nice with a bittersweet chocolate character layered underneath a good presence of vanilla. Again, some really nice and mellow bourbon notes and a hint of oak. Medium body with a slight hint of booze. Overall, a fantastic brew from Shaun and the vanilla really shines through.
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 11-16-2010
Glouglouburp (5562) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 2, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
In short: A superb rich and complex porter/stout
How: Tap on location directly at the brewery
The look: Near black body topped by a beige ring of foam
In long: The enticing nose brings out roasted coffee beans and a freshly baked fruit cake. Taste is roasted coffee beans, vanilla, cacao, Queen Elizabeth cake, black chocolate, dark fruits, well integrated spicy notes, some fresh tobacco leafs. The list of flavor elements I noted is pretty standard. However the whole beer was more than the sum of its parts. Very cohesive. Very rich and nourishing without feeling heavy. Named after the work of the famous Friedrich Nietzsche, the man who declared that God was dead. Body was never found. Investigation ongoing. Nietzsche still prime suspect.
deyholla (4787) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 23, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled from the tap at the brewery. Poured near black with a brown head that dissipated quickly to the edges. Aroma was full of coffee with a pretty present cinnamon note and hints of bourbon and molasses. Flavor was strong coffee throughout with some bourbon and hints of cinnamon and molasses in the finish.
nickd717 (3394) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 5, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Growler thanks to grassrootsvt. Pours a very dark brown color with a one finger tan head that fades to swirls. Big rich chocolatey aroma, along with vanilla and roasty notes. Chocolate - Tootsie Roll or Hersheyís bar - is big on the flavor. Behind that is roast, coal, cinnamon, and vanilla. Tasty. Medium-bodied and fairly dry on the mouthfeel with a good long finish. Really good porter, impressive.
drewbeerme (3643) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
thanks kan for sharing this growler. pours black with small head. nose has coffee nutmeg
cinnamon chocolate. flavors are smooth Belgian chocolates, cinnamon dry spicy finish really
craftycarl21 (2025) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 21, 2010
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Back to Vermont after my senior fall in college; boy have I missed this brewery. On tap at the Farmhouse in Burlington. Black pour with a beautiful ivory head. Nose is simply divine; roasted malt, coffee beans, vanilla extract, cinnamon, and caramel. The flavor holds more chocolate and vanilla, balanced by a wonderful roast and char characteristic. Touches of molasses and dark fruit sweetness really add to the taste as well. The palate is thick and lush, full but not overdone. Fantastic brew, maybe my favorite porter ever.
pantanap (3153) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2010 Poured from a growler which had leaked just. A tad and was evident to a smaller degree... pours a somewhat dull reddish cola brown with lighter edges and a virtually non-existent head...aroma of roasted coffee for the majority and then specks of vanilla come into play... Flavors are a nice combination of roast and coffee with enough vanilla to complete the amalgamation. Smooth consistency of flavors, semi-sweet in nature, where the coffee and vanilla take hold. Very light on the carbonation but doesnít totally detract away from it. finishes clean without any residual sweetness. nice.