ryanfolty (2382) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
December 13, 2012 on tap at MKE airport. Seemed to be a brown pour with limited head. Aroma was roasted malt, sweetness that seemed to be a combo of vanilla and lactose. Taste was consistent with aroma, mostly roasted malt but got had a little vanilla in there and was creamy, maybe even slightly nutty in the finish. Not bad, much better than their regular offerings.
Oscbert (1238) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
~Roasty coffee aroma with dark chocolate and light vanilla bready notes. Metallic notes as well.
~Pours black with rich garnet highlights and a lasting beige head.
~Vanilla is more prominent in the flavor. Creamy vanilla flavor with lots of roasty malt flavors of coffee and dark chocolate.
~Medium bodied, medium CO2, smooth feel. Bitter roast finish.
~Enjoyable beer. The roastiness could be lowered a bit. Nothing real special about this one.
SudsMcDuff (7981) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
well- rating on my old laptop again, after my brand new 2 month old laptop crashed last night.. .. .. .. medium black .. mild foam .. . vanilla and sweet tar .. . light mouth .. . pretty good for a leiny’s, but my single bottle was enough .. . . dec 13th 2012- 9:41am .. . . . please i can’t go there, that is the site of my spiritual depantsing ..
Sweetsilvas (1) - - DEC 12, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Strong coffee color with tan head. Malty, chocolate aroma with light vanilla undertones. Flavor is light to medium for a porter. Smooth and overall well-rounded. If it had more depth/body, it would be even better. One of my new go-to brews.
Frank (3976) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 12, 2012
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
This is one of those beers that tastes like a high-end cream soda. There’s loads and loads of vanilla, a good deal of sweetness and prickly carbonation. It is not exactly a masterpiece of brewcraft but it’s actually kind of tasty. Behind all the soda-like notes there seems to live a mild and fairly decent dark lager of some sort. This is fun to try but definitely you will want to have a spare schoolchild around to drink the rest of it after your first few sips.
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - DEC 10, 2012
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Clear, reddish brown pour with a 1 finger, creamy tan head. Aroma is nutty, sweet chocolate, light vanilla and toffee. Flavor is nutty, (think hazelnut syrup and pine nuts), dusty chocolate, light roast toffee and a medicinal bitterness to the finish that sort of wrecks the experience. Medium bodied, syrupy and has a moderate strength, but quite sharp carbonation. Decent.
csaso (2076) - 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 (2063) - St. Louis, 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 (3623) - 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 (170) - - 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.