Fatehunter (1066) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JAN 24, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A half finger of tan head on a black body.
The aroma is single-mindedly vanilla.
The taste is moderately sweet moving sweeter at the end. The middle has an unexpected bitterness. The profile is a bit disjointed.
Smooth texture with low carbonation and thicker body.
If you like sweetness this is for you.
Ferris (1868) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle - Roast malts, coffee and some vanilla. Jet black with a decent beige head. Chocolate and coffee, vanilla is a bit lost. Bitter and almost acrid finish.
Barreras (824) - Diamond Bar, California, USA - FEB 17, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a deep brown color with a roasted malt aroma. Taste is of burnt malt mixed with chocolate and coffee. The coffee flavor is evident throughout the beer with a tinge of vanilla. A robust porter as advertised, with full flavor.
Gonzo812 (4) - - FEB 1, 2014 does not count
2.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Wish it had slightly more of a tahitian vanilla bean flavor to it however very good and I would drink it again
RobertDale (2852) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 ounce bottle. Pours almost black with a small tan head. Aroma of malt and vanilla. Taste is vanilla, malt, chocolate, and a touch of coffee. Very nice.
jrob21 (2288) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber from bevmo. vanilla working on the front end. Bittersweet coffee and roastiness quickly comes in and drowns out the sweet vanilla. Competing flavors here and not quote working too well together. Otherwise the individual flavors are pretty nice.
badpuppy69 (176) - orange, California, USA - JAN 19, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown or black wirh nice head and lacing. Aroma is all chocolate and some vanilla. Taste is vanilla upfront with roasted malts and chocolate. Medium mouth feel. Nice beer.
gam (3018) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JAN 17, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Good sized beige head dark pour carbonation strong aromas vanilla good stuff chocolate sweet coffee liquorice the flavours roast coffee vanilla chocolate citrus medium bitter cocoa liquorice caramel the finish like a milkshake best tastes the vanilla sweet and roasted tastes bitter finish average porter
Beerenberger (1226) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
The aroma is subdued. Vanilla and chocolate hints prevail. A near black pour with a tan head which quickly turns to a tan ring with abundent lacing. While the nose was subtle, the tongue isn’t. Vanilla bomb! Chocolate and coffee notes are present along with a wonderful bitter finish and aftertaste. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall, very tasty, very satisfying, and very drinkable. (Thanks to Ken for sharing.)
RedSox2004 (1101) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - DEC 27, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Deep brown color with a one-finger tan head. Aroma is distinctly vanilla, masking anything else. The taste is similar, with a prettymuch overpowering sweetness. Smooth texture, low carbonation and a coying finish.
conway (1069) - - OCT 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with a thin tan head. Aroma is piney hops and a touch of vanilla. Doesn't propel as much aroma as I'd like. Taste is vanilla and marshmallow with a touch of roasted malt in the finish. Palate is slightly thin and doesn't linger quite long enough. Not bad but needs some work.