crossovert (6119) - Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2012
1.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 6/20
Thin mouthfeel. Almost vanilla minty aroma. Doesn’t taste natural, if it is aged on real vanilla beans there is also vanilla added. And i doubt it is aged on vanilla beans. Brewed with the house lager yeast which is a bad choice for this style though some lager yeasts can be used.
DuffMan (6079) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 8, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Medium-dark brown with an average tan head. Very fake vanilla aroma and flavour, some nice roast undertones, but the fake vanilla kind of killed this for me. On the thin side too.
blutt59 (5999) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
on tap, dark brown with creamy tan head, aroma of chocolate and vanilla, flavor is similar albeit a little soft as expected , but decent smooth beer
5000 (5982) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle:   Deep ruby, thin sudsy tannish head, little lacing.   Soft roasted nose, faint vanilla.   Toasted malts on the tongue, dusty/earthy vanilla follows.   Thankfully not as strong as others, but the vanilla does linger from start to finish, as I suppose it should.   Not as roasty as I would like for a porter.   Body and mouthfeel are average.   Toasted malt finish, vanilla notes but not bright.   Not a big porter, malty nor hoppy, with a vanilla that does seem somewhat artificial.   Not bad I suppose, but nothing I would reach for again.
drowland (5893) - 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.
SudsMcDuff (5645) - .....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 ..
blipp (5594) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Vanilla, milk chocolate, caramel candies, lightly roasted malts, and a hint of coffee. Very vanilla forward. Pretty good.
arminjewell (5587) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, dark brownish black pour with thin slightly off white/tan head, aroma brought notes of vanilla, slightly artificial but not bad, some slight roast, coffee, caramel, hints of cocoa powder as well. Taste is very straightforward, vanilla notes mix right into coffee, chocolate, and finishing with some roasted malts, slightly bitter. While its straightforward, I actually like this style of beer, so it worked for me. A bit thin on the palate.
Braudog (5459) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours, looks and smells like a porter. There’s a definite vanilla essence in the aroma, and an evenly tilted vanilla swirl in the flavor, too. Not bad. (#5339, 11/23/2013)
BVery (5443) - 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.