wmflynn (12) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
6-pack of bottles in St. Louis, MO. Pours black, with an off-cream, 1-inch head. Nice velvet mouthfeel. Vanilla works well. However, it finishes flat, and slightly watery, just as other reviewers have pointed out. This beer needs more hops. The flavour is not very complex or very satisfying. A slightly above average porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BVery (5153) - 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 (262) - - 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 (970) - 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 (3914) - 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 (5375) - .....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 (953) - 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 (3538) - 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.
Elwood (2959) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2013
2.7 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours a deep cola like color with a small, tan head. The nose smells like musty vegetables, fake vanilla, and rotting wood. The flavor, thankfully, is much better. Heavy vanilla with milk chocolate and a touch of lingering off vegetal notes. Medium to full body. There are certainly worse beers, but this one has itís fair share of rough edges.
BeerandBlues2 (8557) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - FEB 10, 2013
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown with a small, frothy light tan head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is vanilla, roast and dark chocolate malt, prune and date esters with faint earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with vanilla notes, dark fruity esters and a dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.