jebert (500) - Watertown, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 3, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a black scarlet with a medium sized light brown head. Aroma is chocolate and malt. Very creamy on the palate, the taste is sweet and of vanilla, coffee, chocolate and malt. Very flavorful with a nice mild finish which is neither too bitter nor too sweet. A well done Porter that can be paired successfully with a variety of red meats or with nuts.
uvajed (174) - Ravenna, Ohio, USA - DEC 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Holy goodness, I love this style of porter! Roasted coffee and vanilla aroma. Taste is similar, with the addition of vanilla and chocolate. Very dark with off-white head, some lacing. Very well done, and my favorite vanilla porter, perhaps with the exception of Atwater Blockís Vanilla Java Porter. Lots of breweries make attempts at this but most of their offerings just donít seem to nail it, in my opinion. Complex but easy-drinking and downright delicious.
MarkSachon (759) - 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.
Caytinator (1005) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown, dark, and delicious. Leinenkugelís does the dark stuff the best. Itís complex, lots of flavor crystals. The vanilla comes through, but not overwhelming - it layers well on top of the traditional porter. Full-bodied, kind of heavy, but I think itís awesome.
Touchshriek (8) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 4, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark black pour with minimal head. Malty aroma with a hint of vanilla and coffee. Thinner porter, vanilla is present but not overpowering. Very drinkable beer that goes well with cold weather. Aptly named.
Hkrivera (153) - Guaynabo, PUERTO RICO - FEB 14, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
If you love chocolate and vanilla, this one will delight your palate. Smooth taste for a porter, with mild vanilla aftertaste. Nice combination for a Porter, try it with light seafood like mussels !
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ordybill (701) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a really interesting vanilla bean aroma with malt mixed into the smell.
Appearance- Has a great reddish tint with a very small white head.
Taste- You can taste the vanilla and malt, I really enjoyed it.
Palate- A medium bodied beer with light carbonation. It had an oily texture and didnít have an aftertaste.
Overall- An interesting beer, I liked it. I donít think I could sit and pound them one after another but it has a really good unique flavor.
novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Okay, this one isnít so much a beer as it is a high end vanilla latte. But I for one, can appreciate that- the vanilla bean is strong in this one, and if you pour it into a glass, you can even see the remnants of the actual bean. Super rich layers, a lovely seasonal from Leinenkugels.
ads135 (3563) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not bad. The vanilla is dominant in the flavor but the aroma is pretty terrible. Skunky and only a bit sweet smelling. Watery and pretty drinkable.
Scubatrip (605) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
From the bottle, pours black with a short off white head. Aroma is light, but distinctly chocolate, some vanilla. Smooth, rich tastes of milk chocolate, vanilla beans, whipped cream and marshmallows. Subtle porter flavors and more like a stout. This is really good on a cold day.