Fatehunter (749) - 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.
anders37 (12710) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty vanilla and chocolate aroma. Roasted malty vanilla and coffee flavor with hints of chocolate. Has a roasted malty vanilla and chocolate finish.
Atom (995) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 7, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to thome50, pours a dark brown/black with a thin khaki head. Aroma of vanilla, cocoa, and coffee. Taste heavy on vanilla mixes well with chocolate and subtle but bitter coffee. Taste like a gas station flavored coffee, simple but enjoyable.
Ron (1988) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 7, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
1st night in Zion. Thanks JB. Overly carbonated!! Pours medium brown color with a large tan head. Roasty and chocolaty aromas with some vanilla. Moderately roasted malt flavor with vanilla and chocolate. Medium body but too much carbonation in our bottle. .
jb (1809) - Rochester, New York, USA - APR 1, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bomber. Very carbonated. That detracted from an otherwise solid beer. Standard charred malt nose and a bit of chocolate. Palate is a bit thin.
DocJitsu (305) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2013
4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark, nearly black with glints of red in bright light. Root beer head of a little north of an inch. Bouquet is meager--a little white chocolate and bourbon noted. Flavor is surprisingly bold that delivers a middle characterized by a sweet, white chocolate, vanilla, caramel. Finishes with a quickly disappearing coffee acidity. Creamy, pleasant mouthfeel. Fun beer. And at 6.3% ABV, you can have two.
dnstone (1984) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 9, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Chocolate-brown color with a bit of off-white head. Mildly roasty and chocolatey taste. Light roast aroma.
DedicatedToFun (653) - Alabama, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very good porter, vanilla, dark, smooth, tastey, goes best with toast, yum, drink it now
Aggrokulture (1) - - JAN 10, 2013 does not count
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Hoppier than I remembered from the Brewers Showcase last year. Nice chocolaty, coffee flavor with a hint of vanilla. The name suggests more vanilla than it actually has. I would like to taste a little more.
MattH (534) - California, USA - DEC 27, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from brother for Christmas. Nice aroma of high quality vanilla and roasted malts. Flavor of light vanilla, roasted malt, and slightly bitter hops that linger in the finish. Body is a light for a porter. I enjoyed this beer, but I wanted a little more vanilla in the flavor of the beer.