blackmurder (226) - sadf, Hawaii, USA - JUL 9, 2010
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Pretty much the best local beer I’ve had in Eugene. I can’t think of a more refreshing dark beer in my area. The aroma is very mild, hints of coffee, roasted charcoal and sugar. Very smooth and thin moutfeel that glides like silk. The flavor is what sold me. The vanilla is up front and honest, it isn’t a background flavor but something up front and pleasant. I recommend this one.
bpreo (1615) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUL 12, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the best flavors of beer I have had so far. Vanilla and Porter, mmmm, a perfect pair, smooth and bitter at the same time.
ration (1940) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2012 Pours dark brown with a nice head. Aroma chocolate, vanilla. Smooth finish. Medium carbonation. Not Bad.
Getbetter (839) - East Palo Alto, California, USA - FEB 14, 2011
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
From a bottle,vanilla,coffee,chocolate,medium body,no head,black in color,sweet,great stuff
dlbrockmiller (14) - Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is a darkish beer with a light tan head. It has a light roast, malt aroma with a nice vanilla. You can really taste the vanilla and malt flavor along with a light caramel. It is really a nice pairing, slightly sweet, vanilla and light bitter flavor.
dfinney23 (1680) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUL 27, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Lots of vanilla plus chocolate and roasted malt. Not too sweet. Nice and creamy. Perfect dessert beer.
daknole (9114) - 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.
Alphadelic (1751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 25, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Some brown highlights. Like a coffee with a hazelnut syrup to the nose. Very fizzy which turns into a dreamy cream in the mouth. Superbly nutty and vanilla fully with some burnt malt bitterness. This is super tasty you guys.
laiti (5695) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUL 12, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Hawthorne Hophouse. Rated on 11.07.2012
Aroma has roasted malt, coffee and vanilla that overrides the two previous. Flavour is dry with vanilla, some coffee and hints of chocolate. A bit weird but nice.
Reid (1900) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle bought from Roth’s Sunnyslope Market in S.Salem.
Pours a good porter dark brown with a lovely thick,creamy and bubbly tan head.
Aroma a little subdued but it has the typical porter roasted malts and a touch of vanilla essence.
Flavour is well balanced with more of the roasty,burnt malts and the vanilla well mixed in but not too forward ( like many vanilla porters). Good.
Mouth feel is nice and smooth ..no trouble getting this over the tongue!
Very nice beer..better than the usual vanilla porter for sure.