pdx77 (1443) - Oregon, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
From bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma of dark toasty malts, chocolate, and hint of vanilla. Vanilla is much more prevalent in the flavor, fitting nicely with the dark chocolate and roastiness. Finishes sweet and lingers on the palate.
pdx76 (645) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle- pours out pitch black. Nose of vanilla and chocolate. Taste of vanilla prevails throughout. Creamy chocolate and coffee undertones. Tasty beer.
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KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz Bottle. The pour was a muddy jet black with an average (1-2 finger) light brown frothy head that reduced to a scattered film and medium collar with good spotty lacing.
The aroma was of burnt malts, light resin hops and a leathery yeast with notes of vanilla, dark chocolate, roasted coffee and a touch of smoke.
The taste was lightly malty sweet with a bit of vanilla at first, and then a bold bitter roastiness settled in along with hints of chocolate, coffee and a touch of smoke towards the end. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow with a bitter coffee taste left lying on the taste buds.
Mouthfeel was a few steps past medium in body with a dry, oily texture and a soft carbonation.
Overall this was a robustly tasty Porter, with a strong vanilla presence that you could actually taste for a change. It also offered a good balance of flavors with a smooth and easy drinkability...
gregwilsonstl (1139) - Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 11/20
Vanilla aroma. Very dark. Nice vanilla flavor. Oak. Slight bitterness. Roasted chocolate coffee.
bpreo (1747) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bought at the grocery store, came in a nice pint sized bottle. Traditional Porter flavor, high alcohol content. No complaints.
idedek (157) - USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
a nice rich coffee and vanilla aroma with hints of malty sweetness. a nice medium body with rich maltiness and coffee flavors. The finish is dry and clean with a bit of vanilla and more coffee that lingers.
thirdeye11 (5634) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(22oz bomber thanks to bu11zeye) clear light brown, fine white bubbles. Nose of cream, bacon smoke, bit saline, odd. Taste of marshmallow creme, vanilla extract, not much else.
Ratman197 (10189) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber poured a clear dark brown with a lasting brown head. Aromas of roastyiness, vanilla and bakers cocoa. Palate wass light to medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of roastiness, vanilla and bakers cocoa with a smooth lingering roasty vanilla finish.
r464 (1944) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 6, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark with a thin tan head. Smooth, a bit creamy, and a bit sweet. Roasty toasty malt with vanilla, toffee, and cocoa. Balanced overall.
bhensonb (11488) - Woodland, California, USA - JUL 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Harry & David in Medford, OR. Pours dark brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma is vanilla and what seems to be smoke. Med body. Flavor is vanilla, coffee and a little smoke. Hint of chocolate. Itís very smooth. Almost creamy in texture. It approaches sweet, but it seems slightly on the bitter side. Clearly nothing objectionable here, and itís something of a tasty treat.