prettyham (27) - California, USA - JUL 12, 2012
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
WOW!, Better that the original. Big, bold and well put together. Canít even taste the alcohol.
Shadallion (534) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 21, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Knee Deepís hit parade keeps on marching. This is far and away the best porter Iíve ever had. The vanilla gives an enticing counterpoint to the roasted malts, itís thick and chewy without being overly heavy. Itís a big beast of a beer, but restrained enough for easy drinking. A must try for dark beer fans.
krumbum (351) - truckee, California, USA - JUL 10, 2013
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
deep dark rich mahogany color. Slightly penetrated by light. Brown head. Chocolate scents with light cherry in the back. Tastes like a chocolate cherry pie that pleasantly fades. This was the imperial cherry tanilla.
revolverlbc (22) - California, USA - DEC 7, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
I wish all beer was made by people who love beer this much. The secret of this beer is that they only add just enough vanilla to compliment what would be a fine porter on itís own. This may be my favorite porter of ever.
dhunter151 (445) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 28, 2013
4.3 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Coffee taste with a hint of vanilla on the finish. Hides the alcohol well.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
monk191 (689) - California, USA - DEC 13, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
An incredible beer. One of our favorites. Pours a beautiful deep black with a thick tan head. Smells awesome, mostly vanilla, but some caramel, cinnamon and nutmeg in the smell. Taste is creamy, starts off with vanilla and cinnamon, then some macadamia nuts and toasted coconut in the finish. Great for a cold night. Some of the most natural tasting vanilla weíve had in a beer. Had in the bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 16, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
A - Pours a dark brown-black color with a thin finger of frothy khaki-chocolate colored head. The head fades down fairly quickly leaving behind some lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of roasted chocolate malts, roasted coffee, vanilla, some earthy hops, and a touch of dark fruit and booze.
T - Starts off with a mix of roasted chocolate malts with some caramel malts, vanilla, and a hint of dark fruit. Through the middle, some roasted coffee come through with some earthy hops, a touch of bitterness, and some more vanilla. The finish is a mix of roasted chocolate and coffee with vanilla, a touch of dark fruit, and a hint of booze.
M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth and a touch thick with a sweet, roasty, and warming finish.
D - Very drinkable. Nice big porter with a good balance of chocolate, coffee, and vanilla and enough body to balance.
bluejacket74 (1177) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAR 1, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 ounce bottle, bottled on date of 02/05/14. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is very nice, the brew smells like vanilla, roasted malt, chocolate, and some coffee. Not surprisingly, the taste is similar to the aroma. It tastes like roasted and burnt/charred malt, bittersweet chocolate, vanilla, coffee, and some molasses. Nice mix of both bitter and sweet flavors. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, itís creamy and has a moderate amount of carbonation. 10% ABV is well hidden. I think this is a good brew, I wouldnít mind picking up another bottle. $6.99 a bomber.
crossovert (6107) - Illinois, USA - AUG 2, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 5, 2012 Packs a wallop, smells delicious, tastes delicious, a freakin awesome beer right here. Vanilla bean and chocolate to the max.
SDalkoholic (2057) - Linda Vista, California, USA - OCT 13, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from South Bay Liquor: Created a thin layer of khaki colored foam while the liquid was a dark brown that was near being black. Aroma is sweet and sugary with scents of chocolate milk, vanilla ice cream or extract along with a light roasty smell in the faint background. The drink is smooth with a robust profile of dark and roast malts that makes this is heavier porter worthy of an Imperial title. Flavor does bring out a bit of sweetness with hints of vanilla while also giving off a little alcohol burn in the finish as if I took a swig of a bottle of vanilla extract. Good stuff for the price of $8 a bomber.