mverity (232) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a nice opaque black with some tan head and a nice medium collar. Good lacing out of this one. Aroma is really deep roasted malt, some faint coffee, and earthy too. Taste is where the vanilla comes out. Vanilla up front, char and roasted malt in the middle, then fades into a sweet dark caramel. Nice thick body and low carbonation. Very good but the whole time I felt there was just something off-putting.
bigguns22 (565) - Maryland, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A very nice stout that is great but the vanilla is very subdued. Dark brown to black with a rich tan head. Aroma is soft and pleasant with chocolate and malt notes. A medium body beer with a rich coffee finsh that is a little bitter.
Strife21 (91) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with thin brownish head that laces glass.
Smells of roasted malt and coffee
Tastes of roasted malt, coffee and dark chocolate
Medium Body, Medium carbonation.
Dfonorow (1038) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is close to black with a big frothy head. Aroma and flavor is of vanilla extract, cocoa beans, roasted coffee, and cream. Medium bodied with good carbonation levels.
redtechnj (183) - Williamstown, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Appearance- Dark brown with a nice tan head
Aroma- Smokey roasted malts, slight chocolate, coffee
Flavor- Coffee, roasted malts, very little chocolate and vanilla. I expected much more of the vanilla bean to come through.
VTHopHead (1492) - Barre, Vermont, USA - JAN 18, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a very dark black/brown in color with a small tan head. Aroma is of dark malts and heady of vanilla beans. Flavor pretty much follow the same... really good and love that vanilla!!
ejh8 (54) - - JAN 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice heavy porter for those cold raw days. Slight chocolate and coffee taste, dark and tasty. Good porter.
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mstrcrwly (144) - New York, USA - JAN 17, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice aroma of coffee, vanilla..good pour..with 2 finger tan head..but other than that..nothing special..kinda boring...expected more out of this.
bmoosey (53) - Richmond, Indiana, USA - JAN 17, 2014
4 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
A great stout! Good taste of chocolate and coffee. The aroma is not a normal stout I this caliber. The aroma is not what I expected. But it’s a great beer with a wonderful aftertaste. Would definitely drink this again...another 1000 times, I’d drink this!
jbrana (334) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A decent stout that tastes like a stout, but far from anything interesting. Roasty with some slight vanilla or cocoa notes, but overall a pretty straight forward stout.