superspak (3747) - Michigan, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle into pint glass, bottled on 10/15/2014. Pours crystal clear very dark brown color with a 2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big vanilla, caramel, toffee, milk chocolate, creamed coffee, toast, and light herbal. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt and vanilla notes; with good strength. Taste of vanilla, caramel, toffee, milk chocolate, creamed coffee, toast, and light herbal. Slight herbal/roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of vanilla, caramel, toffee, milk chocolate, creamed coffee, toast, and light herbal on the finish for a good bit. Good complexity and solid robustness of dark/roasted malt and vanilla flavors; with a great malt/vanilla balance and minimal cloying sweetness after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth and fairly creamy mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good vanilla porter. All around good complexity and solid robustness of dark/roasted malt and vanilla flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
beerbill (3575) - Laurel, New York, USA - JAN 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle purchased at Dave’s Bellport Cold Beer and Soda. Pours a very dark brown, not quite black, with a moderate tan head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left light lace. Very pleasant aroma that is filled with vanilla along with chocolate, coffee, and mild roast. The flavor is very similar with ample vanilla with chocolate, coffee, and mild roast. Mild bitterness at the finish. Medium bodied, perhaps leaning just a bit on the lighter side of that. Enjoyable.
BrewBoxer (2482) - New York, New York, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep black color with a thin head that stays . Cocoa coffee taste. Nice desert flavor. Pretty good
BigBeer45 (1355) - Michigan, USA - JAN 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Champanes,
this beer poured a very dark brown and gave a nice, creamy, one to two finger light tan colored head, it left lots of spots and fingers of lacing on the glass,
the aromas were toasted and some roasted malt, caramel, a little chocolate and coffee, brown sugar and vanilla sweetness,
it had flavors of roasted and toasted malt, caramel, coffee and a little chocolate and brown sugar with vanilla that was weaker than what I noticed on the nose,
the mouth feel was light medium and creamy, and it had average carbonation,
the vanilla gave more sweetness on the nose than in the mouth, and the vanilla rounded off the malt bitterness and gave a smooth touch to drinking this beer, this was a nice drink.
dpvrai (10) - New York, USA - NOV 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
lovely vanilla/coffee nose, somewhat thin palate but still quite drinkable. would buy again if could find with better price
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 31, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle -
This is an absolute steal at $6.00 a bomber. This beer is chock-full of vanilla in both the aroma and flavor with a fair amount of residual sweetness left to help the vanilla flavor really deliver. Sweet, marshmallowy vanilla, light roast and a good showing of cocoa. Reminded me of a sugar coffee at Starbuck’s in some ways. I personally enjoy my porters and stouts to be sweet, so this was fine for me. A solid beer.
unitypunk (3) - California, USA - OCT 25, 2014 does not count
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Solid porter, pours a dark tan, rich mouth feel with light vanilla finish, great dessert beer
blklab2007 (2108) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle poured a dark brown in color with a thin layer of mocha head. Aroma has chocolate, rich brown malts, and very faint vanilla. Mouth feel is medium with low side carbonation. Flavor has a malted core, mild bitterness, vanilla extract, chocolate, and some burnt bits into the finish.
slowrunner77 (7870) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
"pours fairly thick and dark brown, thinner on the palate than it looks. strong aroma of vanilla (which may be scaled back in the final product), roasted & chocolate malts. smooth as hell, light-medium bodied. flavor much the same. the vanilla dominates but not overly so. goes down way too easy, and disappears way too fast."
SlovakSniper (4145) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Liquide embouteillé le 8/19/13. Robe brune de porter avec un col bien crémeux et une dentelle. Nez vanillé sur un fond de notes rôties et métalliques finement surettes. Goût de café noir surchauffé et de vanille grillée. Présence d’une acidité noire plus ou moins plaisante. Corps de moyenne densité avec une texture de lait entier et une effervescence normalisée. Finale métallique avec un effet âcre de la vanille. Pas fameux mais sûrement la note de passage en ce qui me concerne.