fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[ As Hop Valley Vanilla Infused Porter (V.I.P.) ].
Clear medium to dark brown color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, dark malt, honey, vanilla, light molasses, light roasted. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, burnt sugar, vanilla, sweet malt, dark malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. 
madmitch76 (21715) - , 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!
cgarvieuk (21037) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle at home ... dark black ... massive tan head ... soft sweet puff candy ... chocolate roast malt nosee ... over sweet malts .. soft vanilla ... soft chocolate ... light roast ... light toffee chocolate ... maybe some crystal
Rasmus40 (17417) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, dark malt, vanilla, honey and dark sugar. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 240616
Theydon_Bois (16615) - 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.
Beerhunter111 (16416) - 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!
bhensonb (13971) - 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.
Benzai (13591) - 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.
bierkoning (12268) - 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.
Dogbrick (11313) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample at the brewpub. Hazy dark brown color with a medium tan head that recedes steadily to a film. Patchy lacing. Aroma of roast malt, chocolate and vanilla. Light to medium body with flavors of vanilla, chocolate malt and mild coffee. The finish is sweet with a vanilla and malt aftertaste. Decent overall.