drfabulous (3898) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - NOV 10, 2012
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 ounce. Thin sort of porter body with fairly strong vanilla taste. The vanilla, though, doesnít blend blend well with rest of beer and leaves an artificial taste.
PorterPounder (5446) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 9, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - Publix Supermarket - 12 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown with a soft off-white head. Aroma has some chocolate accents, a hint of vanilla, pleasant. Flavor is decidedly sweet with some cocoa nibs, a touch of vanilla, some top soil in the back end and a hint of International Flavors instant coffee. Slick, even mouthfeel. Not a bad holiday treat.
JK (4400) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2012
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Not very good. Black. Light vanilla in the aroma and under-flavored. Some malt, but I certainly wouldnít call it rich, as the palate is rather thin. There are several better vanilla porters out there.
wxman (1414) - OíFallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear dark cola color with a respectable khaki head that diminishes rather quickly to a thin coating at the surface. Aroma is roasted malt, chestnuts and bakerís vanilla. Vanilla comes through in the taste as well, along with buttery biscuits, sweet roasted malt and some coffee and cocoa. Texture is thinner than a porter should be and of course the head disappeared, but these are only asthetics. The taste is pretty decent and enjoyable.
tmongoose (1250) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle pours our brownish color with off white head that doesnt last long...you get a little bit of malt and sweet on the aroma. the flavor is dominated by imitation vanilla. tis a thin bodies porter very sweet and vanilla...its ok but...
drowland (5989) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
11/6/12. 12oz bottle from Publix. Dark brown pour with a small khaki head that fades to a ring. Vanilla and alcohol in the aroma with touches of chocolate and roast. Roast and chocolate hits strong with lingering sweet vanilla. Good flavors, but lacking body and depth.
heemer77 (5099) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - NOV 6, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Nearly black colored body with a very thin light tan head. A leathery nose of cherries and vanilla. There is also coffee to complement with some roast. A thin and highly carbonated body has a slick smooth feeling in the mouth. This tastes of vanilla noted medium roast coffee. There is also some bit of milk chocolate. Actually, this is nicely done with some subtle vanilla. Better than expected.
Ispilledmybeer (4) - ashland, Kentucky, USA - NOV 5, 2012 does not count
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Iím a hit or miss fan of the Lienenkugel brand, but I have to say this one caught me a bit off guard.
Aroma - pretty good aroma. Notes of vanilla and coffee blended with some real porter roastiness.
Appearance - Dark translucent brown with a quickly dissipating white head. Thin lace around the edge.
Taste - The taste is pretty stinkin good. The vanilla is layer in nicely with the coffee and roasted flavors. Sweet but not too sweet. Has a touch of acidity on the end but just enough to be appropriate for the style. Itís by no means a rich porter but still a very nice representation of the style.
Palate - Somewhere between medium and thin. Itís honestly thicker than I thought it would be. Sits heavy enough on your tongue to not feel too watery. Satisfactory for a porter and nothing more.
Overall - Iím paying a little over $7 a sixer where I live for this and honestly for your dollar you couldnít do much better. Itís a very middle of the road porter. Iíd recommend this to anyone who is buying on a budget.
BVery (6069) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Deep cola pour with a small beige head. Artificial vanilla aroma. A hint of roast and chocolate. Pretty thin on the palate. Just okay, but drinkable.
dp (608) - uniontown, Ohio, USA - NOV 4, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
roasty, chocolate, vanilla, all together in a rich aroma, brown, tan foam, light sweetness, medium body, sweet aftertaste on lips of vanilla, not too filling, enjoyable