ReggieDunlap (2778) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark brown with a medium tan head. Aroma has roasty vanilla with a touch of grassy/straw notes. Flavor has dark chocolate...chalky tootsie rolls...with some roastiness and light vanilla. Mouthfeel is medium and the finish is roasty with dark chocolate...vanilla fades in this one after the initial aroma and few sips.
Headbanger (2739) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 18, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
16oz draft 12/18/12 (The Town)-Pours a dark brown/light black with a light tan head. Aroma of vanilla, roasted malt, and chocolate. Taste of vanilla, chocolate, coffee, and malt. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and quite tasty. A bit light but still good.
DrnkMcDermott (2717) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft at Dick’s Last resort, Chicago. Opaque, brownish black, with a thin head. The head manages a bit of light brown like a stout. Some vanilla definitely works into the nose, with a sweet malty backing. Surprisingly rich vanilla taste with a sweet chocolate malt, too, almost like a Yoo Hoo. A good rich seasonal that I would recommend just for its easy availability.
maxwelldeux (2713) - Spokane, 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...
PhillyCraft (2581) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 30, 2012
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Sample at Tap Room, I would never give any money to this brewer so I was glad to try a sample. Notes of nuts, cocoa, vanilla bean, roasty malts, and some other misc grains. Very easy going. Honestly for Leinenkugel, this thing wasn’t a total piece of crap.
sonnycheeba (2528) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Tap. Pours dark brown with creamy beige head. Aroma is light vanilla, roasted malts, light earthy notes, and plums. Flavor is dry malts, some vanilla and dark fruit sweetness, and light ash; thin throughout with a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.
alobar (2509) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cola brown color with a creamy off-white head. Velvet mouthfeel with an aroma of vanilla, caramel, and toasted malt. Lots of vanilla flavor with chocolate, caramel, and a hint of roasted malt. Very nice and easy to drink.
Patrickctenchi (2494) - 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.
PhillyBeer2112 (2473) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Not bad. Light vanilla notes mix with the dark chocolate-caramels of the base porter. easy drinking and unremarkable but still nice enough to drink. Dark garnet color, modest head.
jake65 (2447) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle: Brown with a small tan head. Light aroma of roasted malt and coffee. The taste is mostly roast and coffee, but a little vanilla shows up. I like this, it fits the bill and is quite refreshing.