JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
I had this beer on tap at the brewery. All I can say is that I got an intense flavor and aroma of vanilla extract. It wasn’t exactly balanced.
hopdog (11168) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Latitude 33. Poured a dark brown color with a small sized tan head. Vanilla, chocolate, lighter roast, and a lighter earthiness.
BucannonXC5 (1390) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 4, 2016
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Type: 16-oz. draft
Glass: Clear pint glass
From: Hooleys in La Mesa (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $5.25 (Happy Hour price)
Purchased: March 1, 2016
Consumed: March 1, 2016
This one didn’t have great reviews, but I think the few I’ve tried (mostly on Untappd, not reviewed) have been very good and underappreciated. Plus it’s got vanilla in it.
Poured a dark brown color with two fingers of khaki tan, rocky head when I got it. Very good spiderweb lacing on the sides of the glass. Above average retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 4.25)
Smelled dry vanilla malts, caramel, toffee, Mud Slide, chocolate chip cookie and vanilla bean ice cream. (Smell - 3.50)
Taste was initially better, but then got some metallic notes. Creamy vanilla, cream soda, dark caramel, Mud Slide, chocolate/vanilla milkshake. (Taste - 3.50)
Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Creamy, smooth finish. (Feel - 4.00)
This was nice, but I couldn’t get over those metallic notes. Not as good as Alpine’s Rye’der on the Storm. (Overall - 3.50)
3.60 82 B
GarrettB (1410) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 23, 2015
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
October 5th, 2013 - Vanilla Porters always impress me. It’s like Vanilla Coke - vaguely incongruous sounding, but ultimately delicious . Latitude is working with the same parameters, executing a sweet treat, delicious in its chocolate casing, but not especially engaging. The nose is the high-point, expressing vanilla and cacao, with touches of tobacco and chocolate, though milk, not dark at first. The aftertaste secretes more of a low, growling dark chocolate scent. That’s also the chocolate that appears in the aftertaste, with lots of Ghirardelli brownie served on a thin palate. Again, there’s plenty of sweetness here, and probably enough to serve alongside some ice cream or a hot brownie, but by itself, there’s not a ton to flirt with.
Beersmithbacon (111) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 13, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Some vanilla in aroma, burnt roast as well. Watery toasty flavor, no head no carbonation to speak of .
IPagan5 (106) - San Marcos, California, USA - APR 2, 2015
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great porter, vanilla coffee nose. Nice vanilla flavor. Good mouthfeel nit to big but not lean like some porters. Real enjoyable beer!
martinrumsam (562) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Almost black with tan head. Coffee and light vanilla aroma. Taste is coffee chocolate hint of vanilla and burnt malt bitterness balancing the sweetness and alcohol Medium mouthfeel pretty good
Mrmagnum75 (2) - Temecula, California, USA - FEB 24, 2015 does not count
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
This beer is one of my favorite Vanilla Porters. The aroma gives you that Vanilla tingle. Amazing..
beerguy101 (5355) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 1, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sampled at the brewery on 3/21/2013. This porter pours an eclipse black color from the tap. Small to medium sized beige colored head. The aroma is chocolate, coffee, vanilla and sweet. A medium bodied porter. The malts are roasty, caramel, chocolate and sweet. The hops are herbal and earthy. Decent carbonation. Nice balance. Vanilla is mostly in the background and is not overpowering. Very drinkable, nice and smooth. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
Mrnoluv (293) - long beach, California, USA - OCT 17, 2014
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
This is a non-special beer, the taste is bitter and nothing else. All the talk about vanilla notes, smooth taste...don’t believe it.
Sledutah (6896) - Utah, USA - OCT 7, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle picked up at Country wine & spirits
Pours black with a small tan head and some lacing. Aroma is vanilla, dark malts and chocolate. Flavors of dark malts, vanilla, milk chocolate and roast coffee
I like this, nice and tasty