beastmaster (369) - Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Chocolate brown pour. Tainted virgin head pour, not quite white. Thinned quickly but large lacing. Aroma, all faint caramel vanilla chocolate but no coffee. Reminds me of a carbonated swiss miss. Light mouth feel. More malty than coffee, Chocolate, or vanilla.
Matthewc65 (5) - - DEC 29, 2013 does not count
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle pored, almost no head. Aroma of coffee and malt softened by vanilla. First impression of taste is very watery. Ok after taste. Like drinking a cola with a smooth vanilla coffee aftertaste.
Nsanders (789) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Deep red brown with almost no head. Vanilla, very malty, clay, light earthy hop and water. Taste is lightly sweet. Body is watery. Typical Leinies, drinkable but safe.
HuskerTan (1038) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - DEC 27, 2013
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle.
A- Coffee, chocolate, vanilla, molasses.
A- Black color, dark liquid, tan head.
T- Malty, coffee tones, hints of vanilla.
P- Full body, thick texture, flat carbonation, bitter finish.
O- A strong tasting porter. The coffee tones take away from all the other tones that are in this beer.
Funkatrocious (101) - - DEC 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour from bottle at will Yates house in Wausau. Pours brown with poor offwhite head. Not bad porter with minimal vanilla flavor
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deekyn (1371) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A - pours dark brown with low head. S - this smells like a coconut macaroon! Toasted coconut, milk chocolate, wet oak, espresso, and toasted malts. M - light medium body. Watery but oh so deserty. Lingering amazing sweet but not overpowering end. T - toasted malts, espresso, vanilla, raw cacao, wet oak, carob, toasted coconut. O - sweet porter. Drinkable and mellow. 3.3
maley1 (899) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour with small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, cocoa and vanilla. Tastes of roasted malts, slight coffee, faint chocolate and vanilla. Medium bodied with perfect carbonation, very good porter.
Blairgus (3474) - California, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
26 Dec 2013, bottle. black with thick foamy head. nose is roasted malt and perhaps lightly toasted vanilla. thin, creamy body, perhaps slightly syrupy, and lightly fizzy. much more vanilla in the flavor, like a vanilla latte, some dark chocolate in the finish. sweet up front, slightly bitter at the end. decent all around.
beeratarian (172) - cleveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 24, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with thin beige head. Aromas of tobacco and toasty malt. Taste is thin but tolerable. Flavor is a little chocolate, a little tobacco. Slightly thin for the style but drinkable for the brewer.
Dave11899 (23) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Simple beer. Highly Drinkable. For a more mainstream beer Leinenkugels has a great seasonal selection.
Pours a slightly transparent black with heavy heavy heavy vanilla (delicious) but not overly sweet. Notes of chocolate and caramel.
I’d classify this more of a dark lager than a Porter with its low gravity (lacks thickness/viscosity) but nonetheless delicious. Especially for the price. Great to share with beer geeks or the occasional beer drinker.