gopherfan99 (376) - CROATIA - MAY 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, pours dark brown with a tan head, slightly bitter chocolate flavor with some coffee and a hint of vanilla, a little thin but better than I expected
kevinator (873) - The Colony, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Average with some flaws. Aroma was very malty with tiny bits of roasted character and vanilla. Typically dark brown color with a sustainable head. Palate was full but left a malty puckering feel that was not all that pleasant, which was not from souring, just imbalance. Flavors were roasted and vanilla with a little nuttiness. The hops presence was minimal with the maltiness being somewhat dominating. Not worth a return visit.
burg326 (3589) - Florida, USA - APR 17, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a brown color with aromas of light vanilla, some roast and a touch of earth. Flavors are the same, thin mouth feel.
OPIE788 (315) - Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Poured dark brown with a tan head. Smelled like a vanilla cola or some sort. Thin, fizzy vanilla and cola flavor. Really filling. I like some of their stuff but this isnít one of them.
Nekronos (3633) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAR 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice and refreshing one. With some smooth sweet looks and creamy thin in the shape.
Sidemount (1) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2014 does not count
1.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
This beer had the promise of being something really special. A great style by an imaginative brewery. Unfortunately, it was saccharine and thin, with more sugar and fake vanilla flavor than the notes that make porters great.
trapped (715) - New York City, TURKEY - MAR 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Reddish brown with light chocolate colored creamy head, caramel aroma, caramel taste with a hint of vanilla, medium carbonation, medium finish with slight bitterness at the end. A bit thin bodied but not bad.
solidfunk (3674) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - MAR 11, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Some vanilla and a light roast aroma. Pours light brown with ok head and lacing. Finishes a little bitter. Not super interesting. Average to fizzy carbonation. Tap at some bar I donít remember.
tectactoe (1535) - 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 (3333) - 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.