streve (89) - Maryland, USA - DEC 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
12oz bottle poured into a Porter/Stout glass. Pour is a dark red wine color with virtually no head. Head fizzles out like a soda would. Aroma is vanilla, cocoa and a very small hint of rubbing alcohol. Mouth is somewhat light with a watered down feel. However, some of the vanilla and caramel flavors do come out to greet the palate. Pretty clean and goes down good too. Overall, it?s just OK. It lacks in some areas that I appreciate from a good Porter.
odinstyr (499) - Hamilton, New Jersey, USA - DEC 29, 2012
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a dark red-brown with a small head. Smells of caramel, chocolate, toast. Taste is sweet and mildly bitter, chocolate, bread, flowery hops.
Metalchopz (2011) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Purchased at Albertsons in Vegas. Looks like cola with its clean brown colour. The head is fizzy, but stops halfway to create a thick beige coat, but not much lace. The vanilla is super light in this one. Mild chocolate and fruity malts aromas. Wet, almost creamy mouthfeel, but not. Again, a little chocolate in the taste, with just a tad of vanilla in the aftertaste. Goes down well, but laking character. Especially vanilla.
BVery (5127) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - NOV 4, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Deep cola pour with a small beige head. Artificial vanilla aroma. A hint of roast and chocolate. Pretty thin on the palate. Just okay, but drinkable.
samsmith33 (255) - - NOV 24, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
the faintest of the vanilla aRoma. Dark black pour. Small head. Not much vanilla or anything else in terms of flavor. Weak carbonation. Light and a bit creamy. Not a good Porter but easy enough to drink.
Fatehunter (965) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 25, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Finger of tan head, low retention. Dark brown body.
Smells of vanilla and roasted malt.
Initial light taste of sweetness, then chocolate and finally vanilla to end.
Thin body, low carbonation.
A fair porter. A fuller body would help and itís a bit sweet for my taste.
unclemattie (3902) - Georgia, USA - DEC 9, 2012
2.7 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz twist-off bottle. Black color, thin tan head. Not much aromas. Basic Porter nose. Tastes of chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts, distant coffee/burnt grain character. Light and simple Porter with good flavors. A bit stronger than expected, makes for a nice and inexpensive winter ale.(3545)
SudsMcDuff (5321) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - DEC 13, 2012
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
well- rating on my old laptop again, after my brand new 2 month old laptop crashed last night.. .. .. .. medium black .. mild foam .. . vanilla and sweet tar .. . light mouth .. . pretty good for a leinyís, but my single bottle was enough .. . . dec 13th 2012- 9:41am .. . . . please i canít go there, that is the site of my spiritual depantsing ..
GTAEgeek (940) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 16, 2012
2.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz. bottle. Dark, nearly opaque, brown with a small, tan head. Butterscotch, burnt toast, and syrupy notes. Sweet up front, with roasty bitterness in the finish. Medium body, sticky, and a little grainy. Overall, this a lackluster porter; not unpleasant, but it lacks complexity and has a weak flavor and mouthfeel.
dmac (3511) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2012
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Draft at Park East. Poured a thinner super dark brown body with minimal head. Aroma started off with some celery and dry vanilla that leads to an artificial syrup along with green veggies. The body is thinner with subtle carbonation and a syrupy finish. Flavor is artificial vanilla, dark toast, green veggies. Blah and fake overall.