vtafro (4696) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark pour with tan head. Light roasted and vanilla aromas, however artificial. Vanilla, chocolate, and roasted flavors.
TXBadger (1890) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a black color with tan head. Vanilla, chocolate, coffee, and some caramel on the nose, very aromatic; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a little sweetness.
Beerdedone (2933) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of vanilla, caramel and light roast. Flavor of roasted malts, vanilla, faint chocolate and some notes of caramel.
jjgmd (1682) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
At Josh’s apartment, watching the Pacer / Heat playoff game, pours dark brown color with a flat head. Nose is plain vanilla , otherwise bland, Taste is vanilla, but not very complex and not all that flavorful. Finish is plain and dry vanilla. Quaff score 6 / 10
zgaier (1608) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an amber brown with a tan head and aroma of chocolate, vanilla, and roasted malt. Taste is sweet, of roasted malt with light chocolate and vanilla notes with a sweet, malty finish.
teddybeer (2724) - Paris, FRANCE - MAY 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to José Pérez. Dark brown color, almost black with a minimal and quickly diminishig off-white head. Aroma has notes of licorice, some coffee, and light roasted malts. Flavor is slightly sweet at the beginning, roasted notes with licorice and coffee beans notes, some ashes in the final with a light bitterness.
cards04 (2217) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark cola color. Aromas are faint vanilla and chocolate. Vanilla up front. Some chocolate. Thin and pretty average Porter.
SODAK14 (306) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice, really smooth beer. Pours a dark color, taste faintly of chocolate. I think this would be a real good intro beer for some who hasn’t tried/doesn’t like dark brews. Easy to drink!
gopherfan99 (887) - CROATIA - MAY 11, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, pours dark brown with a tan head, slightly bitter chocolate flavor with some coffee and a hint of vanilla, a little thin but better than I expected
kevinator (1340) - The Colony, Texas, USA - APR 28, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Average with some flaws. Aroma was very malty with tiny bits of roasted character and vanilla. Typically dark brown color with a sustainable head. Palate was full but left a malty puckering feel that was not all that pleasant, which was not from souring, just imbalance. Flavors were roasted and vanilla with a little nuttiness. The hops presence was minimal with the maltiness being somewhat dominating. Not worth a return visit.