ElManana (1133) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - FEB 14, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at RBBWG. Pours dark brown with no head. Vanilla, soja, quite hoppy, some sour, some citrus.
bartlebier (2654) - Belchium im Biersgau, GERMANY - FEB 10, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle, Hopduvel 02/2015, no bb detectable. Natural enough vanilla bean aromas almost merge with Cécémel and coffee bean roast. Taste merges prominent vanilla-flavoured milk coffee with dank exotic hops, postmodern cold aluminium, some bean sourness and tang. Bitnwatery maybe, hence easy quaffer. Crowd pleasing adult candy with manageable infusion pyrotechnics and good hoppage.
smallfry (167) - - FEB 8, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Tap) Draft. Nice but slightly more bitter than it should be. Should be more smooth. Okay I guess.
Bosbouw (1939) - Gemonde, NETHERLANDS - FEB 8, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Beetje cola kleur met een volle fijne lichtbruine kraag. Ruikt vanille, crème, koffie. Beetje chocolade. Fijne zacht zoete geur. Smaakt zoetig, bitter, koffie, vanille.
ClayO (1) - Springfield, USA - FEB 6, 2015 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Great beer, very smooth for a Porter Ale. Good with about everything. Can even use it as a vanilla float. Great aroma and appearance with a smooth taste. Overall a very good Porter.
tderoeck (6440) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 6, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
16/I/15 - 1Pt. 12Fl. Oz. bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ Klaas’ place - BB: n/a (2015-45) Thanks to Klaas for sharing the bottle!
Clear purple brown beer, small irregular beig head, unstable, bit adhesive. Aroma: lots of chocolate, cocoa powder, caramel, bit sweet, vanilla. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: lots of cocoa powder, vanilla, bit sourish, pretty bitter. Aftertaste: hoppy, bit sourish, vanilla, cocoa powder, bitter touch.
mjg74 (2852) - Salem, Oregon, USA - FEB 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber from Grocery Outlet. Dark in color, some ruby highlights. Lightly roasted nose with a hint of sweetness and vanilla. Bitter roasted maltiness up front. Quite burnt. Dry bitterness along with a touch of coffee dominates. Not much vanilla detected.
Koskela (409) - Marysville, California, USA - JAN 24, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Vanilla and choc sweetness come from this deep brown brew with a creamy brown head. I get a crisp and bitterish taste up front with choc but not much vanilla. Its a medium bodied brew. For a porter not bad.
RexTalionis (3100) - FINLAND - JAN 24, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours very dark brown in color with a tan head. Cocoa powder and vanilla mixed with malty notes in aroma. Milk chocolate and hints of licorice too. Bitter coffee, some chocolate and bit of vanilla spicyness in taste. Dry and quite roasted finish.
madmitch76 (18660) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
22nd January 2014
Opaque brown beer, small cream colour head. Palate is airy and semi dry. Mild fine carbonation. Mellow dark malts, tangy, Mild dark chocolate, cheap tasting. A little vanilla. Smooth semi dry finish with more tang. Ho hum!