madmitch76 (16335) - , 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!
bhensonb (11659) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Made in Oregon. Pours very dark brown with a slight beige head. Milk chocolate aroma. Maybe some vanilla. Med body. Flavor is bitter chocolate with some vanilla. Gets a little earthy. Not sure about coffee. It’s bitter, but chocolate? coffee? hop? Can’t tell. Finishes well towards dry.
bierkoning (10645) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Deep dark brown color. Malt, roast, chocolate, caramel and vanilla in the aroma and flavor. Sweetish, maybe a bit thin. Nice roasty bitter finish.
daknole (9607) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
GABF. Dark brown pour. Tan head. Aroma of vanilla, hersheys syrup, prunes and cane syrup. Flavor is rich with vanilla and chocolate, good roasted malt structure and a nice roasty finish.
Benzai (9136) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared with Erwin Van Moll and Stefan @ Van Moll Brewpub. Red brown color, red glare coming through, medium sized off-white to beige head that leaves fair to good lacing. Aroma has strong vanilla, slightly roast and some malts. Taste lightly malts, vanilla, fortunately not that much that it becomes (Dutch) "hopjesvla" flavored. Body is average to medium, carbonation suits the beer. Quite well balanced.
Beerhunter111 (8640) - Hasborn, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit ordentlicher beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch schokoladig, Kafffee, röstmalzig. Geschmack süß schokoladig, viel Vanille, röstmalzig, wenig Kaffee, in Ordnung!
bb (7052) - Alamo, California, USA - NOV 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Hop Valley VIP (Vanilla Infused Porter). Blackish beerw ith a tan head. Light roast and malt aroma with light vanilla. Vanilla and malt flavor with light caramel. Medium bodied. Vanilla and malt lingers.
olio (6685) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draught @ Hawthorne Hophouse, Portland.
Pours dark red color with small head. Aroma of
strong vanilla, chocolate and toasted malts. Flavour
of vanilla, mocha, malts and ripe dark berries. A
bit watery palate, otherwise nice.
douglas88 (6462) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 28, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had it at Beermongers in Portland. Pours a dark black color with a medium brown head. The aroma is rich roast and vanilla. The flavor is a basic roasty porter with lots of natural vanilla notes, some sweetness but not cloying. Quite good.
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 26, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Deep brown, moderate frothy light beige head, nice lacing.   Roasty nose.   A little ash
and campfire, but not really getting much Vanilla.   Ah, there we go... the Vanilla comes out on the tongue.
Roasted malts are there, but are light.   Vanilla isnt too strong, but hefty enough that you cannot miss it.
Smooth overall, but the body could use a little more malt backing.   The roastiness comes back at the finish.
Decent beer, the Vanilla isn’t too soft, nor does it make it a mess (as some others I have had), but I really
wished this one was a bit more chewy.   Otherwise pretty interesting.