Steverus0 (120) - Shreveport, Louisiana, USA - DEC 9, 2012
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
A tasty twist on a traditional porter, but while this was a pleasant example, it wanted for a bit more vanilla to make it a standout. Vanilla and chocolate are evident and the finish is rich, just could have been better
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Sheerbrewing (117) - Athens-Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle,pours a clear dark brown minimal off white head, aroma is soft mild malts very little vanilla. Good carbonation, very drinkable little to no hop character vanilla character is there but there is also some light sourness, would love to see an imperial version or a barrel aged funk. Overall it is sort of average porter while very clean and drinkable yet its lacking malt depth.
jerseyjohn71 (111) - corsicana, Texas, USA - FEB 20, 2013
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
smooth , good , light creamy , not bitter at all , ’’ my first kugel ’’ i heard of this beer on ’’ the beerist pod-cast ’’ im a fan and will try others,,,,,,
fitwitchik (102) - USA - NOV 8, 2013
1.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
Poured into a glass and looking like coca cola. Head dissipated quickly like soda pop.
Aroma is slightly sweet roasted.
Slight flavor of roasted weak coffee. Some sweetness never found the vanilla in this at all.
Fizzy to the palate and very thin.
Overall completely not impressed and glad this was a single bottle purchase. The word Yucky could say it best.
Holtguy (101) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 3, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark amber pour with thin off white head. Clear. Aroma is weak, with roasted malts and burnt coffee. Taste is solid. Smooth, vanilla with roast malt. Kind of a thin porter, not quite as robust as the better versions of this style. Mouthfeel is light and a bit fizzy. Finish is not long. Okay.
Shanebrews (100) - - NOV 21, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer has a flavor which develops slowly and in distinctive waves. The beer is smooth at first, with a subdued vanilla. It imparts some body on its way down. Then the roastiness kicks in. I love the finish. Very drinkable in the Leinenkugels style.
Dal9000 (99) - Ohio, USA - DEC 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark chocolate with a thick dark foam. Initial taste of cocoa with a mild vanilla middle taste. Very light for a vanilla porter with a smooth finish
---Rated via Beer Buddy
strattonspeaks (98) - Springfield, Missouri, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour, small tan topper. Blunted roast aroma. Vanilla with hints of burnt coffee. Taste comes through a bit crisper. Vanilla and chocolate on a soft roasted backbone. A bit thin for a porter but pleasant enough.
drostj (92) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - DEC 4, 2012
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Deep rich brown color with a faint creamy head. Light malty aroma. Smooth roasted malt taste with a hint of vanilla and some coffee. Slightly sweet with a pleasant full feel in the mouth. I like my porters a bit more robust, but this is a nice variation on the standard porter style.
streve (90) - Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle poured into a Porter/Stout glass. Pour is a dark red wine color with virtually no head. Head fizzles out like a soda would. Aroma is vanilla, cocoa and a very small hint of rubbing alcohol. Mouth is somewhat light with a watered down feel. However, some of the vanilla and caramel flavors do come out to greet the palate. Pretty clean and goes down good too. Overall, it?s just OK. It lacks in some areas that I appreciate from a good Porter.