Lonick (1579) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle @home (Euro-vision 2016 tasting.) Pours almost black but just a bit of brown with a tan head. Nose is chocolate, sweet milk chocolate, big vanilla. taste is along those lines but its quite thin.
Sarlacc83 (1953) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 7, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A: Pure black with a cappuccino head. Lacing.
N: Vanilla, cocoa, coffee, earth, oatmeal. Bracken and peppercorn.
T: Sweet. Decently bitter.
M:Medium body, no alcohol, spritzy carbonation.
O: Solid. Good vanilla flavor.
wekker84 (2200) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2016
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle a brown colored beer with a white head aroma malts roasted malts vanilla spicy caramel coffee and hops flavor malts roasted malts vanilla spicy caramel coffee dark fruits and hops
Headbanger (3880) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle 9/14/16 (Plaid Pantry-Vancouver, WA)-42° in Shaker-Pours dark brown with a small tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and slight vanilla. Taste of vanilla, malt, and chocolate. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and goes down easy.
Sledutah (7070) - Utah, USA - SEP 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle picked up at The Grapevine
Pours dark brown with a medium sized tan head, some lacing. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate and dark malts. Flavor of dark malts, caramel, chocolate and vanilla
BuckeyeBoy (6153) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 31, 2016
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle thanks to Chris. Pours out dark brown topped with a tan head. Nose is vanilla roast malts chocolate sweetness and some light hops..taste is more of the vanilla chocolate sweetness light roast coffee and toast.
alex_leit (2571) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 28, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Ruby bronze color, creamy foam. Aroma: real vanilla, caramel and biscuit, rich dark malt, a little coffee and chocolate. Taste: caramel, vanilla, malt, chocolate brownie, a little wine, dried fruit, pleasant hop bitterness.
Dogbrick (11626) - 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.
jbruner (4117) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 7, 2016
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep brownish black from the bomber with thin wispy off-white head. Aroma of dark malts, mild burnt sugar, and a nice vanilla kick. Taste follows, but all pretty mild, if not a little thin on the mouth. Meh, not bad but nothing too exciting.
fonefan (44143) - 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.