bhensonb (12968) - 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. It’s very smooth. Almost creamy in texture. It approaches sweet, but it seems slightly on the bitter side. Clearly nothing objectionable here, and it’s something of a tasty treat.
bu11zeye (12367) - 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.
Ratman197 (11784) - 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.
slowrunner77 (7883) - 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.
douglas88 (7588) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Beermongers. Pours a pure black color with a medium brown head. The aroma is sweet coffee and vanilla. The flavor is very nice; rich, oily, roast and coffee, lots of sweet vanilla. Tasty.
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 11, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle:   Deep brown, moderate foamy tannish head, fairly nice lacing.   Fake vanilla nose, major honeycomb cereal like aroma.   Soft roastiness.   Seems like a light porter, with this artificial vanilla like sweetness that is actually more like a kids cereal.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Honeycomb like vanilla flavors on the exit, little roastiness is available on the exit.   Not a big Porter, very light, with a fake vanilla like flavor.   Reminds me a bunch of the Coeur d’Alene Vanilla Porter, fake and not big enough.   Meh...
Mora2000 (6101) - 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.
Strykzone (5901) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 16, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber from Hayduke that we had together via facebook chat. Looks like a porter. A quirky aroma. Dark dry chocolate. The flavor is full of chocolate with lesser vanilla. Then I taste coffee and that is where the quirkiness comes in. The coffee just doesn’t rock the vanilla like chocolate does. Lots of earth here along with the bitter coffee and chocolate. I wouldn’t mind seeing more vanilla pop up. Later some citrus that featured oranges emerged. I love me some vanilla porter. However, I couldn’t get into this one. That coffee and bitterness just didn’t work.
thirdeye11 (5860) - 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.
maxwelldeux (4219) - Snohomish, 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.