olio (4815) - 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.
ration (1840) - 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.
MrFecesious (656) - British Columbia, CANADA - APR 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
First taste of this cold is actually more impressive than as it warms. Odd. Pours a dark brown with ruby accent. Great vanilla and chocolate aroma. Slight coffee. Taste is chocolate and vanilla. Touch of wood. Decent. As I say, I had higher hopes of this after warming when I tasted it right after tap pour.
douglas88 (5140) - 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.
Syzzer (552) - Oregon, USA - MAR 20, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a very good creamy, smooth vanilla porter. It has a hint of vanilla and nice burnt malt character. It has a mild palate
Alphadelic (1729) - 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.
Danyel (312) - Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Brown with white head. Smells nutty, vanilla, chocolate. Tastes chocolate, vanilla, nutty, nice body for a porter. Pretty good.
stchloe (738) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 19, 2012
3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
A good porter, nice chocolate body with lots of tasty roast malts. Smells very much of vanilla, and has a great head, but not so much in the taste.
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.
5000 (5606) - 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.