DANEgerous (96) - Texas, USA - JAN 20, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma: Smoke and spruce fairly faint.
Appearance: Dark brown blood red tinges in light light tan head.
Taste: Highly smokey almost like a good cigar notes of coffee and chocolate yet oddly almost no Vanilla.
Palate: Thick less than average carbonation.
Overall: while far above compliant it is just not very "Vanilla Porter" I got this expecting sweetness with some hops a nice finish to a meal and i did not get anything of the sort. perhaps I was to harsh as I have has a few Vanilla Porters and this one is just while by no means bad not even merely average, It is damn good it just feels more "Smoked black Porter" than "Vanilla Porter" kind and that is of like getting Death Metal when you wanted Smooth Jazz.
Beerathon (1679) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A pretty straightforward porter with vanilla character. A bit thin, but definitely has drinkibility.
Cybercat (4637) - Georgia, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a barely translucent chocolate brown with a nice light tan head. Aroma has notes of roast malt, coffee, caramel and vanilla. Flavor is mainly caramel and vanilla, rather sweet. Mouthfeel is a bit thin and not too fizzy. OK if not outstanding.
RobertDale (4973) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 16, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle. Pours dark brown with a decent beige head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, caramel, and vanilla. Taste is sweet malt, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, and a bit of coffee. Finish is dry. Kind of thin for a porter. Easy enough to drink.
bkurtz (1018) - PERU - JAN 16, 2014
1.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Pours brown with ruby highlights and a creamy head. Vanilla is very present, tastes artificial and overpowering. Thin for a porter. Not good.
ajtrupp (324) - Broomfield, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
My rating might lower if I had more than one. It's a very good beer, but its sweetness could get a little cloying after one.
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Ed5388 (2965) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle from Crossroads Spirits. Pour a thin clear dark brown color with a small fast fading foamy khaki head. Aroma of roasted coffee, dark cocoa, ash, but not getting any vanilla in the aroma. Taste of burnt coffee, bitter dark chocolate, ash, and a hint of vanilla extract in the aftertaste.
coyforce (684) - California, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice tasty Porter. Pour is black with no head. Delicious flavor of light roasted malt.
Palidor19 (3127) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2014
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Only a mild rep to what a Xmas porter should taste like. Mild malts with a bland finish. Slight bits of vanilla and wood are in a secondary taste
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Motobashi (107) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light caramel with a slight floral scent. Alcohol smell present.
Dark reddish brown, but clear pour with minimal head that disappeared quickly.
A medium body, lightly bitter. Soft carbonation.
I can’t taste the vanilla but overall a nice flavoured beer.