tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - FEB 28, 2014
2.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: JUL 18, 2014 Can: Deep brown, dark ruby-red body with a khaki foam that sits nicely at a quarter-inch for some time. Aroma is sweet vanilla extract, lightly roasted & dark malt, a hint of chocolate... Residually sweet, thatís for sure. Taste confirms... lots of sweetness. Mild oak-y woodchip essence to it with lots of roasted malts. Vanilla isnít as heavy on the palate as the nose, but the sweetness is amped up. Sticky, slick residual brown sugars all around. Mild honey in the finish, dense coffee bean aftertaste with small vanilla notes. Mouth feel loses me, though... Too thin & sharply carbonated for a porter. What the hell? Fix the carbonation/body & attenuate the damn beer just a little more, & it would actually be a nice, super cheap, canned porter. As it stands... Mediocre.
beerbill (3599) - Laurel, New York, USA - FEB 27, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On draught at the Hilton in Troy, NY. Arrived a very dark brown with a moderate, fairly creamy tan head that lasted through the first quarter of the glass and left a layer of foam with each sip. Mild aroma of malt along with a bit of roast. Surprisingly devoid of vanilla in the nose. The flavor is vanilla and some very lightly roasted malt followed by some chocolate. Very mild bitterness at the finish. Fairly well rounded mouthfeel. Medium bodied.
Hkrivera (153) - Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO - FEB 14, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
If you love chocolate and vanilla, this one will delight your palate. Smooth taste for a porter, with mild vanilla aftertaste. Nice combination for a Porter, try it with light seafood like mussels !
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Bacterial (2675) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Slightly artificial vanilla in the nose and the taste. Dark brown pour. This is a porter best served cold. Itís not bad, but itís also not great. I prefer their creamy dark to this version.
scoobyluv (511) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - FEB 6, 2014
2.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
smoky and malt nose. dark brown color with nice red highlights. taste is very smoky with malt and coffee notes. The aftertaste is a bit unpleasant. I think this is a one off.
Eructoblaster (3607) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 4, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle - 12oz. Pours an opaque, very dark brown body with an average beige foamy head. Good, well balanced malty/hoppy aroma with roasty, vanilla, and chocolate hints. Taste is slightly dominated by malty flavors. It carries vanilla, chocolate, and some subtle woody and plummy notes. Texture is smooth. Ends with a decent bittersweet finish. Enjoyable.
fcjack1 (264) - Washington, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from world beers. Vanilla aroma. Taste is peanut butter some vanilla. Good beer for the price.
HighlanderOne (1152) - Bergen County, New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: FEB 2, 2014 Growler filled at Pecos in Wilmington DE. Nice vanilla nut aroma. Good lookin stout black with thick tan head. I taste vanilla with cherry, nut, sarsaparilla, licorice, toffee. Porter character emerges as it warms. Good stuff, and easily the best that Iíve tried from Leinenkugels.
rwforrester85 (1) - - JAN 29, 2014 does not count
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
I was surprised to find this to be a really good beer. It tastes just as good as the Breckenridge Vanilla Porter. I will have another
Bricks (905) - Delaware, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark beer with a slight amber hue. Aroma is neutral, somewhat metallic. Mouthfeel is very smooth, just a hint of bitter fizzy. Tastes like molasses, malty, and vanilla. Good beer.