catface5326 (154) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown black poured from a bottle. Chocolate taste. Very good relaxing beer. Highly recommended.
jrodooo5 (1474) - DOVER, Delaware, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Surprisingly tasty! Velvety smooth on the palate w/ very good chocolate aroma that draws you in. The pour is a average - dark brown w/ a thin tan head that leaves little lacing. The taste is dominated by the chocolate but it works & is quite a good beer!
kidmartinek (4631) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with no head, foam, or lace. Light consistency. Vanilla bean and roasted malt aroma. The bote is strong. The flavor is pretty much all vanilla with light toasty malt and chocolate undertones. Damn fine at Dogwoods after doggin’ around the park and city all day!
Slubgob (304) - West Hartford, USA - NOV 24, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Drank from the bottle. Vanilla in the nose masks a hint of porter roast. The flavor is a bit flat, but it warms takes a dimensional milk chocolate note. There’s not a lot of roast or cacao notes like I associate with porter. Vanilla lends s fair bit of sweetness. The finish has a slightly unpleasant cardboard taste at first when cold, then gets just s bit sweet when warmer.
Braudog (6312) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours, looks and smells like a porter. There’s a definite vanilla essence in the aroma, and an evenly tilted vanilla swirl in the flavor, too. Not bad. (#5339, 11/23/2013)
penguinfinity (107) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Smells mildly like vanilla and the taste follows. Pours copper dark, looks like a Coke in the glass. Taste isn’t very complex at all though, but it’s a nice holiday sipping beer.
BackyardDogs (41) - South Carolina, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, pretty decent. I like the vanilla. Porter is just ok but not bad for the price.
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Pugmalion1 (8) - - NOV 22, 2013 does not count
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Smells a lot less of vanilla than I hoped. There is a heavier yeast aroma than anything else. Pours very dark with a minimal head. Not as heavy on the tongue as it appears it will be. The vanilla flavor is also a little more subdued than I hoped, but it balances the malts nicely. I prefer a drier porter, so take this review with a grain of salt. It's nice for what it is, but I've had better.
orlando15767 (7) - - NOV 21, 2013 does not count
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Smells great, tastes is ok, great while in process of drinking, but the after taste is horrible
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EtTuCthulhu (1391) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The aroma of the beer is subtle, blending vanilla and roasted malts, and the appearance combines a reddish brown color with a medium light head that diminishes quickly. The taste is mildly sweet yet quite umami, which is a nice blend; furthermore, the palate’s fairly complementary due to the oily texture, medium body, soft carbonation, and a long yet muted extension of the flavor.