Ericular (936) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a bottle. Aroma is roasty with some coffee and vanilla. Taste is roasted malts that are sugary with lots of vanilla. Medium body and carbonation. Not the worst winter beer, and not the best. Decently middle of the road.
KUEric (930) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 7, 2016
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Smooth tasting, minimal flavor. A hint of vanilla, Some chocolate notes, some caramel, just some malty flavors.
Bricks (924) - Delaware, USA - JAN 24, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark beer with a slight amber hue. Aroma is neutral, somewhat metallic. Mouthfeel is very smooth, just a hint of bitter fizzy. Tastes like molasses, malty, and vanilla. Good beer.
Nero55 (919) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 11, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Draft. Dark brown/black with medium tan head. Aroma of malt sweetness, chocolate, and vanilla. Medium/light body, roasted malt, medium/heavy sweetness, strong vanilla, and a sweet finish. Too much vanilla and overly sweet.
thetmaxx (896) - West Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from the twist top bottle. Thin head. Aroma of Carmel, nutty, vanilla. Flavor is the same, the chocolate and vanilla really comes through. Maybe the best leinenkugals beer Iíve had.
bigtaster (896) - 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.
MarkSachon (877) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 5, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle from a friend at work. You can really taste the layers of malt they used and the vanilla is just perfect. I really think the ratings are a bit low for this fine porter.
Cousin_Larry (864) - - MAR 3, 2013
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: JUN 23, 2015 Smooth, delicious brew. Pours black with a smallish head. The vanilla flavor counters any bitterness, and it has a nice finish with hints of caramel and chocolate. Flavor improves as beer warms.
johnnymusky (856) - Minnesota, USA - NOV 1, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Poured from bottle....pour is almost black with thin creamy head....very sweet on the nose with vanilla and caramel with some nutty notes mixed in...mouth is almost the same but vanilla comes out more.....i liked this one....low rating surprises me...
GnarlyGnome (852) - Fairfield, Ohio, USA - APR 12, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle: pours a dark brown with a tiny tan head. Roasty vanilla chocolate aromas and the flavor is much of the same. Wish there was more of a "bite" to the roastiness, but itís still a decent beer.