madmitch76 (17487) - , 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 (12149) - 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.
Theydon_Bois (12120) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Keg at the brewpub in Eugene, 10/11/14.
Dark mahogany brown with a decent tan swirl and edgeing.
Nose is light roast, vanilla, chocolate, spice, dark fruit notes.
Taste comprises sweet licks, vanilla, chocolate, candied fruit peel, toffee, brown sugar.
Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close.
bierkoning (10921) - 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 (10112) - 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.
Beerhunter111 (9977) - 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!
Benzai (9791) - 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.
rosenbergh (8300) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 28, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22 oz bottle. Bomber tasting at Timo A.
Dark reddish brown colour with a tiny light tan head.
Vanilla, vanillin sugar and roasted malt in the aroma.
Roasted malt, mild sourness, mild hops, vanilla and vanillin sugar in the flavour. Thin.
olio (7349) - 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.
bb (7305) - 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.