Brewdork (228) - Sanford, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours deep brown with almost no carbonation and no head to speak of. Roasty aroma with caramel notes. Coffee and chocolate flavor with vanilla. Would have liked some carbonation, but a pleasing brew nonetheless.
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2013
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Bottle from Kroger. Dark pour with a very small tan head. Aroma is vanilla and roast. Taste is too much vanilla, some alcohol, sickly sweet dark fruit, and ash.
beerscout (298) - New Windsor, New York, USA - MAR 28, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nice coffee and toffee nose with strong vanilla character. Dark brown color with reddish tint. Thick foamy light brown head. Lacing was heavy in the glass. Flavors of vanilla, coffee, and toasted malts. Rich, and sugary, strong flavor, but at times it came on too strong, as if it was artificial, but in any case an enjoyable beer.
decaturstevo (5487) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Brown pour with hints of red and off white head. Aroma is light roasted malt and vanilla. Flavor is sweet malt and alot of vanilla. Pretty dominated by a fake vanilla flavor. A tad of a sour finish. Medium body with ok carbonation. A roast malt bitter and a sweet vanilla finish. A beer I could but wouldn’t drink 6 of.
Kobal (64) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 17, 2013
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 6/20
Color is dark brown, not quite black, with little head showing. Mild vanilla and maybe a little chocolate show on the nose. Body is light, too thin for a porter. There’s a hint of some vanilla in the taste and a little nuttiness. Both mild, and not much else going on other than a little candylike sweetness. No much vanilla, not much porter, but the snowdrift is apparent in the near wateriness of the body and flavor.
lrussel (1) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 14, 2013 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Love this beer. I don’t normally care for Porters, but this is excellent. Disappointed when it went out of season.
mikem409 (1857) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - MAR 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours amber brown with solid khaki head. Aroma of nuts and vanilla. Taste is rather thin but solid roasted vanilla flavor
BierFiend (248) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 10, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark chocolate brown with a light brown head. Smells of coffee and chocolate. Taste of vanilla, coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts. Light carbonation and short finish.
Lemke10 (902) - Waukesha, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This pours a very dark brown color with a slight head. Some there is a slight robust aroma mixed with sweet malts. The taste is decent but the volume and the vanilla flavor could use some work. It’s a little thinner than I imagined and the vanilla does stand out too much either. A fairly decent dark beer from Leine’s.
esoxangler (100) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 6, 2013
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Would never buy, but someone had a variety pack so i said why not, we were ice fishing and there was no other beer. I dont know much about the flavor of vanilla, honestly the beer was too cold. but the color was really nice, the smell was sweet and malty. The flavor was pretty mild with sweet malt the predominating flavor, not very porter-y but i dont know the style that well anyway. not what I was expecting, but pleasant. wont have it again, but its fine.