AGAquino (654) - San Juan, PUERTO RICO - DEC 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Bar Hop. Pours a dark ruby colour with a creamy nitro tan head. Aroma of chocolate and vanilla. Nice flavours of toasted malts, bitter chocolate and lingering vanilla.
Powertrip (999) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 26, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pint tried at Craft Brewery in Calgary, AB on 12/26/2012. Colour: very dark red with the creamiest of creamy white heads. Nose: strong and vibrant vanilla, roasting walnuts, toffee. Taste: mediun-light sweet, medium bitter, medium sour. The sweet vanilla plays well with the nutty forefront. Some creeping bitterness enter mid to late but the vanilla hangs around. Long coffee essence through the finish. Hi’s and lo’s but could be better balanced.
herrbrown1974 (348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark ruby pour, nice foamy nitro tan pour. Tons of sticky lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate, vanilla, grassy and a little peaty. Smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Chocolate, caramel malt, vanilla is definitely there. Sweet with a hint of coffee bitterness on the finish. Not overly complex but really nice balanced brew. Good job this year!
ontbeermaker (1832) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 28, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap, pour is fairly clear brown. Aroma and flavour have lots of vanillia and the beer is very smooth with a nice thin body and it is very drinkable
czar (2232) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
on tap at brewpub. pitch black with a creamy light beige head, very good retention and lacing. dark roasted malts, vanilla, pure vanilla, coffee, caramel. nitro. soft carbonation, medium body, decent bitter coffee finish. not too sweet. nice.
asheft (2264) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
[on tap at Arrow and Loon, Ottawa]
Aroma is vanilla with a little coffee and sherry. Clear chestnut appearance with a lasting, white top. Weak vanilla flavour together with weak base malt flavour. Light body, dry finish with vanilla, moderate carbonation.
whitecap (283) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 19, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. pours brown mahogany with a creamy beige head. Aroma is vanilla, coffee and subtle dark malt. Aroma is dominated by the vanilla. Taste is relatively sweet with noticeable vanilla no real bitterness. Palate is light bodied, watery with soft carbonation with a short finish. Far to watery for me. Overall, excellent vanilla aroma and flavour. lives up to its name but other than that the base porter is weak.
sseb69 (1257) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 27, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
En fût au Mill Street à OTTAWA. Couleur brune claire, mousse beige. Arôme de vanille sucrée, malt. En bouche, vanille et chocolat. Finale sucrée. Pas une grosse bière mais c’est aussi ça qui fait son charme. Excellente.
Lubiere (8243) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
A dark reddish brown porter with a thin creamy milky brown head. In aroma, a sweet vanilla cream coffee, with light peated notes, and light boiled veggies. In mouth, a nice smooth bitter chocolate, light coffee grinds, a bit of vanilla beans, some light astringency in finale. On tap at Arrow and Loon, Jan 15 2011.
pushkinwow (1338) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 11, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap. Beautiful black pour with a creamy one finger deep tan head, leaves nice lacing down the glass - maybe it was just the pour but it was one of the nicer pints I have seen in a long time. Vanilla, marshmallow, dark caramel, milk chocolate, slightly roasted malts. Very smooth, below average body, moderate carbonation, sweet, creamy throughout - tasty but too sweet for my liking and could do with a little more body. Still worth trying for sure.