DeliveryDriver (170) - Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2013
2.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Pours a deep amber color with a foamy off white head. Vanilla dominates the nose, but I do also get a bit of chocolate and roasty coffee. Ugh, just obnoxious vanilla flavor all the way down. Way over the top. With the thin, flat body, it does go down pretty easily. That taste is just awful. If 7 year olds were allowed to drink, this is the beer that would be marketed to them.
rentonj7 (24) - USA - JUL 6, 2014
2.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
A: Bready. There’s a lot of roasty notes, but there is something off about them; leather; smoke, tons of artificial vanilla. Almost like a vanilla coke.
A:Deep reddish brown that shows a little light through the glass. Large frothy tan head that’s slightly marred by a "soapy" appearance.
T: light sweetness, it’s really hard to get past the vanilla.
P: light body, thin slightly creamy feel. The finish is somewhat drawn out but there’s not much there. The head lingers but there the beer is flat on the tongue.
O: Slightly less than OK. I’m wonder what the base porter must have tasted like to get covered by all the artificial vanilla dumped on it . . .
redtechnj (200) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - JUL 2, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance- Ruby red/brown with a smallish tan head.
Aroma- Burnt malts and very slight chocoalte and vanilla scents.
Flavor- Roasted malts and vanilla, kind a tart background,nice vanilla fade away.
vtafro (2998) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUN 6, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Dark pour with tan head. Light roasted and vanilla aromas, however artificial. Vanilla, chocolate, and roasted flavors.
TXBadger (1251) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a black color with tan head. Vanilla, chocolate, coffee, and some caramel on the nose, very aromatic; follows onto the palate. Finishes with a little sweetness.
Beerdedone (2584) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of vanilla, caramel and light roast. Flavor of roasted malts, vanilla, faint chocolate and some notes of caramel.
jjgmd (1369) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
At Josh’s apartment, watching the Pacer / Heat playoff game, pours dark brown color with a flat head. Nose is plain vanilla , otherwise bland, Taste is vanilla, but not very complex and not all that flavorful. Finish is plain and dry vanilla. Quaff score 6 / 10
zgaier (1326) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an amber brown with a tan head and aroma of chocolate, vanilla, and roasted malt. Taste is sweet, of roasted malt with light chocolate and vanilla notes with a sweet, malty finish.
teddybeer (2165) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 23, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to José Pérez. Dark brown color, almost black with a minimal and quickly diminishig off-white head. Aroma has notes of licorice, some coffee, and light roasted malts. Flavor is slightly sweet at the beginning, roasted notes with licorice and coffee beans notes, some ashes in the final with a light bitterness.
cards04 (1637) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 14, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark cola color. Aromas are faint vanilla and chocolate. Vanilla up front. Some chocolate. Thin and pretty average Porter.
SODAK14 (278) - Rapid City, South Dakota, USA - MAY 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice, really smooth beer. Pours a dark color, taste faintly of chocolate. I think this would be a real good intro beer for some who hasn’t tried/doesn’t like dark brews. Easy to drink!