wlajwl (3884) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is slightly oxidized malts and vanilla. The flavor is vanilla, oxidized malts and an acidic/oxidized finish.
SSSteve (3773) - - NOV 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. black with ruby highlights and stable, whipped tan head. some roasted notes in aroma. flavor has some roasty notes with milk chocolate. vanilla is very light. full bodied and creamy. some other notes of caramel. solid.
Butters (3766) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 15, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark clear brown pour with mahogany highlights and ring of dark khaki head. Nose is a little twinge of tootsie roll, but not horribly so. Flavor is a bit more complex with caramel and hints of vanilla muddled between the roasty cocoa. Moderately carbonated gives a slight prickle to the tongue which prevents it from being overly sweet or syrupy. One of the better leinenkugels i’ve had.
jkwalking05 (3759) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Black with a decent beige head. Aroma is quite toasty with some vanilla, cocoa. Taste is of vanilla, light roastiness, and chocolate.
nearbeer (3735) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. Deep chocolate color with a lasting film of sticky cream on top. Nose is light berry, a touch of coffee, chocolate, and vanilla. Taste is a bolder version of the same pleasant mix, with the vanilla taking the lead and a touch of ash on the finish. Medium body is to the sweet side, but not sticky and really rather drinkable.
burg326 (3704) - Florida, USA - APR 17, 2014
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a brown color with aromas of light vanilla, some roast and a touch of earth. Flavors are the same, thin mouth feel.
Patrickctenchi (3674) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours deep brown with red backlights.....short, whipped, tan head.
Scent is malt, vanilla..a little nutty.
Taste is chocolate and vanilla....creamy.
A little bit thin, but a very nice, sweet flavour....a nice dessert beer...and a bargain for the price.
Nuffield (3671) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 7, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I didn’t fimd anything especially wrong with this, except that it wasn’t very good. The palate--acceptable for a porter. The flavor--not the most elegant vanilla or porter. The aroma--rather dull. But then, this is a brewery that is aiming for a different of the craft beer market than where I am at. Bottle.
maxwelldeux (3668) - Everett, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a small head. Faint smell of sweet vanilla in the nose of this. Taste has some strong roasting to it, which I didn’t suspect. Faint bit of vanilla underneath. Not what I expected...
kidmartinek (3658) - austin, Texas, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with no head, foam, or lace. Light consistency. Vanilla bean and roasted malt aroma. The bote is strong. The flavor is pretty much all vanilla with light toasty malt and chocolate undertones. Damn fine at Dogwoods after doggin’ around the park and city all day!