nuplastikk (4268) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Brink. Amber-brown, stained glass. Creamy beige head. The vanilla is huge and overpowering, really the only thing going on. Medium bodied, very easy to drink for the ABV, probably because it is so sweet. Too sweet to go back for more, not a quality offering. My score seems way too high.
jmcgavin12 (452) - Madison, USA - JAN 15, 2013
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours medium brown with almost nonexistent head. Aroma helps to make up for the appearance with aromatic hints of vanilla and roasted malt character. Hints of chocolate are also present accompanied by a bit of caramel or coffee. However, the taste doesn’t follow the aroma. Very thin sweet taste. Only a hint of bitter notes. The body is thin, carbonation is not lively and the finish doesn’t leave a stellar impression. I wouldn’t say no, but I wont be having a lot of it.
luttonm (2138) - Belgrade, SERBIA - JAN 14, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle, SBT. Cola, roasty brown. Sweet grassy nose, root beer, sweet, dr. pepper body. So strange, I’m not getting this at all. Kind of sticky, tickling high carbonation. Roasty cream finish. Rather lactic. No thanks, shared it with the drain.
Rotbart (155) - - JAN 12, 2013
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown color with a rapidly dissipating head. Slightly bitter with a vanilla, coffee finish. It was not as full bodied or as rich as I expected for a porter.
Drake (8030) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 ounce bottle from a Kroger. Pours a clear dark red color with a medium sized frothy brown head. Decent head retention. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate, roasted malts and faint hops. The taste is big chocolate and vanilla notes, roasted malts, faint coffee, caramel and a mild bitter hop finish. Medium bodied, fairly drinkable.
DalzAle (1941) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Dark brown pour, almost no carbonation and an aroma of light chocolate and a little sweet vanilla. Light chocolate malt and body, oaky vanilla and thin on the aftertaste. Average at best.
DuffMan (6438) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Medium-dark brown with an average tan head. Very fake vanilla aroma and flavour, some nice roast undertones, but the fake vanilla kind of killed this for me. On the thin side too.
drooval (1) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2013 does not count
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Almost non-existent aroma, thin head, terrible vanilla flavor ruins what might be an otherwise average porter.
trevor211 (1298) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2013
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours dark brown. Flavor really throws you with this one -- it smells like a pretty standard porter, with some chocolate and darker malts (although there really isn’t much there) -- but the flavor brings in root beer and vanilla cream soda. It has a really weird artificial sweetness that doesn’t do it any good. This tastes more like a novelty beverage you’d get for a college party than it does like something they put a good amount of effort into. The vanilla is too sweet and artificial, and doesn’t add much complexity. Really more like a soda than a beer.
rxeight (1188) - Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2013
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Vanilla, touch of cocoa. Not robust or velvety. Might be a good porter to introduce people to get them away from the fizzy yellow stuff, but nothing special to anyone well versed in craft beer. Light porter.