Ibrew2or3 (7252) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - DEC 20, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle pours with a mahogany to deep ruby red body that supports a thin tan head. The aroma offers up sweetness in the form of malts and vague vanilla as well as some earthy chocolate. The taste starts with malts and chocolate and then mild roasted malts and sweet malts. It gets a tad roastier to midway amid plenty of thin bodied sweetness.
HoppyLu (2) - Muskegon, Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2014 does not count
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark reddish brown, with a figure sized head the the recedes quick. Lacing is poor. Aroma is mild but you can definitely smell the vanilla in it. Taste of mostly of vanilla but there is small notes of vanilla and cocoa in there as well. After taste is you guess it vanilla. While mouth feel is medium and itís carbonation is on the lower side. Overall simple but decent porter.
raymow (915) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottled - has a nice sweet aroma and flavor. you can taste the vanilla in there too. Not bad.
RCori (1) - - DEC 16, 2014 does not count
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Iím not normally a Porter Dark drinker, but I especially liked this one. Vanilla aroma and a bit sweet and to my liking.
bennetporter (178) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours from a bottle a dark, nearly opaque reddish-brown. Caramel, oak, & vanilla dominate the aroma and flavor, but a little overly sweet. An okay porter.
CopterScott (167) - Kansas, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
dark brown to black in color with a very thin off-white head. aroma is primarily bread dough. Flavor is vanilla, bread dough, nuts, and more vanilla on the finish.
ghostbeer (32) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
This time of year, this is the type of beer I am looking for. I had it on tap and wish I could have had it with dessert instead of a steak, but it was still good. Smooth with a noticeable sweetness it is fairly roasty but not too interesting. This is about the only Leine I even consider buying.
obguthr (4264) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Mild pecan nose. Clear ruby black, medium tan, good lace. Vanilla dominant, kibble underneath. Doughy finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Mild residual sweetness that isnít too off-putting. Good.
HIGHB4LL (773) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz. bottle from Cash Wise in Watford. Appearance: finger light brown head that does not last, dark brown to blood red color, good lacing, clear. Aroma: vanilla, roast, chocolate, very light coffee notes, citrus hops on exhale. Palate: full body, average carbonation, very bitter finish, oily carbonation. Taste: sweet caramel and vanilla with slight chocolate malt, into light citrus bitter finish, Overall, pretty drinkable, interesting hop choice for the style, but nothing amazing. Not bad at all either.
bnwokedi89 (83) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 6, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very dark beer, as dark as Coca Cola. Absolutely no foam at the top of this beer as a result of the very minimal carbonation. Dark and creamy after taste and finish. Although it claims to have vanilla, this beer wasn't overly sweet which is a huge positive. Sometimes vanilla can overpower! The underlying aroma and flavor has a slight hint if coffee. Overall this is a decent beer worth trying during the holiday time frame.