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.
maxwelldeux (3807) - Everett, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown color with a smallish tan head on there. Nose is pretty heavy with the vanilla, and moderate amounts of roasting complementing the vanilla. Taste is a bit sweet and skewed too heavily towards the vanilla for my tastes.
slowrunner77 (6100) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
would likely be small in body without the vanilla, but as is it smooths things out quite nicely and leaves this a lightly roasted vanilla cream ale that went down easy. likely their best.
vadie (808) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Marron/rouge très foncé, presque noir, avec un tête marron dense et stable. L’arôme douce du chocolat, malt torréfié et un peu de vanille. Le goût est dominé par la vanille avec du malt torréfié et une finition assez amer. C’est bonne mais un peu trop sucré avec trop de vanille pour moi. Je trouve que ses goûts masquent un porter médiocre.
baraciisch (2025) - California, USA - JUL 19, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown in color... Aroma is huge vanilla, chocolate notes... Flavor is smooth, chocolate and vanilla dominate... Amazing
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
skoisirius (1763) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz. Apparently is now named the ’Backroad Vanilla Porter’ with a much different looking label. I’ll change the name here in a second. As for the beer: big vanilla’d nose, hints of sweet roasty malts as well. Flavors are well blended notes of vanilla, and soft notes of coffee, roast, and bitter hops. Smooth, could be a bit louder.
heinesands (10) - Salem, USA - APR 23, 2014
2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Vanilla is the overpowering taste. Not very balanced very lite roasted notes. Better vanilla porters out there.
cwald (91) - Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
HQT Night. Growler. Holy vanilla! Over kill. This beer had lots of potential, but just didn’t live up. I’ll try it again, as it was complex and had alot going. Just a bit thin and over hyped. Perhaps the next batch...
Still... if you like porter, with some sweet hints... go for it.
Mora2000 (5856) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 19, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown pour with an off-white head. The aroma is full of roasted malt and chocolate. The vanilla comes through in the flavor and compliments the chocolate notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
Hanuta06 (355) - Washington, USA - AUG 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Serving: from bottle--purchased at Made in Oregon.
Aroma: light pumpernickel and vanilla aroma.
Appearance: average-sized, creamy, light-brown, initial head with fair lacing and fully diminishing longevity. Dark reddish-brown body.
Taste: light acidic initial flavor and moderately sweet toasted bread and vanilla finish with long duration.
Palate: medium-to heavy body with oily texture and soft carbonation.
Overall: this is an outstanding porter. Great aroma with a flavor to match. I’d like to try it from the tap.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 25, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
(22oz bottle) Pours a mahogany body with a small beige head. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, and caramel. Flavor of vanilla, nougat, chocolate, sassafras, coffee, and roasted malt.