wilnatp (629) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pour is Black with slightly off white head. Roast, caramel, and lots of vanilla. Taste is slightly sweet with a faint smoke aftertaste.
BeerdedDave (627) - - DEC 30, 2014
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
black color; sweet vanilla aroma; sweet roasted malt and vanilla flavor on a medium bodied roasted malt base
LetsGoState (624) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is a sweet chocolate malt. Taste is a little bit of toasted malt with some coffee, vanilla, and chocolate. Overall good just not enough flavor.
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Funny, I love vanilla, and I love a good, malty porter. They are birds of a feather, sweet, dark, aromatic, but somehow they never work together for me. No different in this one, I keep thinking, "what would it taste like without the vanilla?
coyforce (616) - Virginia, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Nice tasty Porter. Pour is black with no head. Delicious flavor of light roasted malt.
twindadplus2 (611) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 28, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours a dark walnut brown with ruby highlights and a thin tan head. Aroma is nutty sweetness and roasted malt. Flavor is dark roasted malt, caramel and vanilla lingering all the way through the finish. Medium bodied with light carbonation and an almost syrupy mouthfeel. It’s a good seasonal if a bit overpowering with the vanilla.
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
bigtaster (608) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2014
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
From bottle in a pint glass. Pours dark grown with two finger head. Nose is roasted barley and vanilla. Body is medium to light for a porter. Taste is sweet with a little too much vanilla for my taste, not as balanced as I would like. One dimensional beer.
Scubatrip (604) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bottle, pours black with a short off white head. Aroma is light, but distinctly chocolate, some vanilla. Smooth, rich tastes of milk chocolate, vanilla beans, whipped cream and marshmallows. Subtle porter flavors and more like a stout. This is really good on a cold day.
HuskerTan (595) - 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.