Emitch14 (22) - Westhampton, New York, USA - JAN 3, 2014
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 13/20
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JonnyMadison (31) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 2, 2014
1.2 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
I expected a beer with much more flavor, especially the vanilla flavor, but this beer was very watery and bland. The color was attractive, but tasted very thin, with some malt flavor, but not much else. Would be fine for easy drinking over the holidays, but not a memorable flavor experience.
HonkeyBra (3318) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - DEC 30, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
12 oz. bottle. You can’t get mad at your family when they try to please you for the holiday with beers. They don’t know. Pours a cola brown with a fizzy tan head. Aroma of mild coco puffs and vanilla candle. Flavor is quite sweet mostly focusing on oddly artificial tasting vanilla with hint of bitterness from the dark malt. Mouthfeel is quite watery, somewhat fizzy carbonation. How far we’ve come as beer consumers . . .
beastmaster (237) - Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2013
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Chocolate brown pour. Tainted virgin head pour, not quite white. Thinned quickly but large lacing. Aroma, all faint caramel vanilla chocolate but no coffee. Reminds me of a carbonated swiss miss. Light mouth feel. More malty than coffee, Chocolate, or vanilla.
Matthewc65 (5) - - DEC 29, 2013 does not count
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle pored, almost no head. Aroma of coffee and malt softened by vanilla. First impression of taste is very watery. Ok after taste. Like drinking a cola with a smooth vanilla coffee aftertaste.
Nsanders (488) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - DEC 29, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Deep red brown with almost no head. Vanilla, very malty, clay, light earthy hop and water. Taste is lightly sweet. Body is watery. Typical Leinies, drinkable but safe.
HuskerTan (481) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - DEC 27, 2013
1.4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 3/20
UPDATED: DEC 30, 2013 Bottle.
A- Coffee, chocolate, vanilla, molasses.
A- Black color, dark liquid, tan head.
T- Malty, coffee tones, hints of vanilla.
P- Full body, thick texture, flat carbonation, bitter finish.
O- A strong tasting porter. The coffee tones take away from all the other tones that are in this beer.
Funkatrocious (96) - - DEC 26, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour from bottle at will Yates house in Wausau. Pours brown with poor offwhite head. Not bad porter with minimal vanilla flavor
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deekyn (1165) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A - pours dark brown with low head. S - this smells like a coconut macaroon! Toasted coconut, milk chocolate, wet oak, espresso, and toasted malts. M - light medium body. Watery but oh so deserty. Lingering amazing sweet but not overpowering end. T - toasted malts, espresso, vanilla, raw cacao, wet oak, carob, toasted coconut. O - sweet porter. Drinkable and mellow. 3.3
maley1 (770) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown pour with small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, cocoa and vanilla. Tastes of roasted malts, slight coffee, faint chocolate and vanilla. Medium bodied with perfect carbonation, very good porter.