tmongoose (1364) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12oz bottle pours our brownish color with off white head that doesnt last long...you get a little bit of malt and sweet on the aroma. the flavor is dominated by imitation vanilla. tis a thin bodies porter very sweet and vanilla...its ok but...
peted65 (2) - Granite City, USA - NOV 12, 2012 does not count
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 18/20
I thought this was a very good Porter .I had 24oz. draught I taste more of a rootbeer flavor and vanilla from start to finish .I wanted to add some ice to it to taste the affect .It was avery good porter most porter that are vanilla taste to much like mocha coffee where this actually was vanilla witha porter finish.
GMurani (11) - - NOV 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a solid black. Not much aroma. A nice lacing of head on the top of the glass, and has nice retention. The taste is full of vanilla, especially when served at a warmer temperature. This beer is very flavorful compared to other Leinenkugel's brews.
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b3shine (5737) - Indiana, USA - NOV 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle to pint. Looks decent; a semi-transparent reddish-brown with fluffy light beige head that slowly dissipates into lacing. Smells of malt and vanilla. Tastes like it smells, but better. Solid on the palate too. This one exceeded my expectations.
tnkw01 (1177) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Tap. Started out with such potential. Nice brown amber color. Decent head and some lace. Aroma, was wonderful. Oaky vanilla. But the taste was a let down. Blend of favors was really good just weak and watery.
LetsGoState (603) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma is a sweet chocolate malt. Taste is a little bit of toasted malt with some coffee, vanilla, and chocolate. Overall good just not enough flavor.
Malty_MacHops (640) - Eastanollee, Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clean vanilla coffee and chocolate notes. Black with a tan head. Sweet with vanilla notes. Medium bodied with a sweet finish.
Studentofbrrs (90) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 9, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Beautiful dark red in color, goes down smooth, you can smell the vanilla and caramel and you can taste the vanilla and caramel with an after taste of chocolate and a hint of coffee
jsquire (3537) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very deep mahogany colored beer when held against the light. Thin beige head. Nose of vanilla extract. Very big vanilla extract flavor with a little bit of the chemical/artificial taste that I get in some of the vanilla porters, it is not too intrusive. Some caramel sweetness, milk chocolate, and faint roasted grains, all of which are coated by the vanilla. As is warms there is some burnt caramel corn notes. Not a bad use of vanilla in beer.
DCLawyer (1545) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2014 Bottle->pokal. Dark brown with nice tan head. Aroma has malt and dark fruit. Taste is coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and roasted malt. OK, but a little muddled.