csaso (1225) - Missouri, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap - Good size foamy head, very dark brown color, rosted malt aroma and flavor with a good size kick of vanilla smoothness
gregwilsonstl (942) - Missouri, USA - DEC 10, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tastes like vanilla beans. I’m not sure it can have any more vanilla in it. Slight hint of chocolate.
queenholly (2611) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - DEC 10, 2012
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle. Faint roasty malt and vanilla aroma. Deep mahogany with a small beige head. Chocolate, cola, and vanilla flavor. Light body, moderate carbonation.
starewich (139) - - DEC 9, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I think there’s a little vanilla in a lot of porters, but the focus on it here gives a yogurty, floral vibe that’s certainly tasty but serves more than anything else to make up for the lack of fullness and balance. Finish is sort of fakey and sticky. I wouldn’t turn one of these down but it’s nothing to rave about.
arondee (528) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a dark brownish black color with a small off-white head. Aroma is vanilla and chocolate malts. The taste is creamy vanilla with hints of caramel, chocolate, and coffee. It has a great aftertaste. A good overall brew.
matthewjk (857) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz pour - Not altogether bad. Some nice maltiness with, yes, a decent amount of vanilla on the back end. Little cola like, but this exceeded my expectations.
BeerKurve (430) - - DEC 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aside from your typical chocolate, roasted malt and coffee flavors; There is a flavor of Vanilla on the back of the palate, which isn’t as strong as one would like. There’s nothing bad about this beer but if you’re looking for a really good vanilla porter, try out Breckenridge’s Vanilla Porter instead
dwm1034 (593) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from PW pick a sixer. Pours a dark brown with white head. Has a sweet nose but actually has less vanilla than expected. Coffee and chocolate are up just hints and not dominant. Actually one of leinie’s better beers...maybe they will be a little more experimental going forward....ha!
SHIG (3447) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - DEC 9, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: Poured a blackish with reddish edges, the head was a cream off white. The aroma is light but a bit vanilla. Taste is a chocolate, vanilla, gritty mess.
ads135 (2579) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not bad. The vanilla is dominant in the flavor but the aroma is pretty terrible. Skunky and only a bit sweet smelling. Watery and pretty drinkable.