daknole (10035) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 4, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Draft at the Phoenix Open. Dark brown pour, light head. Sweet vanilla, chocolate flavora. A tad artificial but not awful.
Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2013
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours a deep cola like color with a small, tan head. The nose smells like musty vegetables, fake vanilla, and rotting wood. The flavor, thankfully, is much better. Heavy vanilla with milk chocolate and a touch of lingering off vegetal notes. Medium to full body. There are certainly worse beers, but this one has it’s fair share of rough edges.
tennessejed420 (927) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours dark brown with tan foam. Aroma of cocoa, milk, vanilla. Medium bodied. Flavor is lightly roasted, with notes of cocoa and vanilla, caramel. Better than I expected, not bad.
jandd1983 (2920) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
It poured a dark brown color with a cream colored head. The aroma was of roasted malts mixed with chocolate and vanilla. The taste was similar. The vanilla was definitely there, but not overwhelmingly, and it gave way to some pleasant roasted bitterness. A very good Vanilla Porter.
Gription79 (2408) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. The aroma is filled with vanilla and green apple(acetaldehyde?), slight roasted malt character. The flavor is dominated by the vanilla. There is a creamy mouth feel. Overall this is thin and bland.
MercyDevice (365) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 2, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
You can definitely taste the vanilla - it gives the beer more sweetness than most porters. Some carmel notes as well. Very dark brown, with a medium brown head.
Dragonfly1 (498) - Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Carol’s chili fest. Wasn’t expecting to like this, but actually had a lot of good flavor and could have had a few of these. I liked the sweetness in this, a good balance with the lightly roasted malt and the sweet vanilla flavor. Wasn’t too overbearing at all. Surprisingly good.
Sammer (1069) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 1, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Taste is vanilla extract, chocolate, hay and charred wood. Very decent winter brew!
jimmie65 (330) - Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark brown-black pour. Aroma is underwhelming vanilla and some caramel.
Taste is coffee, chocolate and vanilla.
AWISLguy (1566) - Wisconsin, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Tanners in Kimberly. Pours dark brown with a cream colored head and great lacing. Looks luscious. Aroma has caramel. And caramel. Taste is of sweet caramel, some roast with hints of vanilla - a bit thin. Meh - ok.