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 (1082) - 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 (1712) - 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.
ffaoe (315) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 24, 2013
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
slight malt aroma. dark in color with little head. taste is malty but watery
lmangers (6) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 23, 2013 does not count
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Doesn’t smell great, but it is deliciously comforting. Love drinking this after a cold day outside.
geologyguy (945) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2014 Cant smell in glass..too diffuse..taste is smooth and medium strong like creme brule stout.... (great)! Quite nice light vanilla
blutt59 (6231) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap, dark brown with creamy tan head, aroma of chocolate and vanilla, flavor is similar albeit a little soft as expected , but decent smooth beer
DeliveryDriver (170) - Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a deep amber color with a foamy off white head. Vanilla dominates the nose, but I do also get a bit of chocolate and roasty coffee. Ugh, just obnoxious vanilla flavor all the way down. Way over the top. With the thin, flat body, it does go down pretty easily. That taste is just awful. If 7 year olds were allowed to drink, this is the beer that would be marketed to them.