plaugher (288) - Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
440ml can into an English pint. Pours a jet black with a light mocha head. Nose is really quite unpleasant, perhaps a little too much licorice amid the vanilla and chocolate. Flavour-wise is full on milk chocolate with a bit of vanilla mixed in. Smooth and velvety on the palate, perhaps a little too sweet.
RD400F (222) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 23, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Can to nonic glass, the beer pours an inky black with a slight off white head. Aroma is strong vanilla, cream, licorice, spices, booze, cinnamon and other stuff...though a bit one dimensional. The taste carries roasted malt, coffee, vanilla...and is biased to the sweet side of things. The palate is just ok; I hate nitrogen in beer and would rather have this carbonated instead. In fact it obscures the taste of and makes it seem more watery than I like...plus it reminds me of guiness which is probably one of my most hated beers. Overall...this is just OK. Nothing horrible but could be better.
CRock (136) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Definitely my favourite Mill Street product. The vanilla aroma and flavour are a perfect match for this style.
probstblueribbon (3401) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 8, 2014
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
440 ml can in a mixed pack from LCBO, served cool in a tulip glass.
App.: Deep brown-black with a nitro/widget creamy, lightly ashen head.
Aroma: Lots and lots of vanilla, milk chocolate, coconut, with a slightly vinous/tangy note, some deeper malt aromas of coffee and dark chocolate.
Palate: Medium+ body and a nitro/widget smoothness/creaminess for carbonation.
Flav.: Vanilla, cardboard, a touch of milk chocolate, falls flat compared to the nose (which isn’t ideal); dry with light bitterness, a slight twang and a kinda vapid, wet cardboard, artificial vanilla ending.
The nose wrote cheques that the flavour couldn’t cash. Odd.
lbcgreg (60) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
2.3 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very strong vanilla and malt flavor. Sweet aroma and a sweet finish with a hint of allspice or cinnamon.
mcberko (10569) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
440mL can, pours a deep dark brown with an amber tinge and a huge beige head that lingers forever. Aroma brings out lots of vanilla, maybe a bit of cocoa too. Flavour is smooth, bringing out vanilla and subtle cocoa as well. Body is very smooth, like a nitrogenated beer. Simple beer, but very drinkable and quite enjoyable. Good.
ColovianTrader (451) - - NOV 26, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On nitro tap, which works well. Loads of sweet vanilla, too much really. Light coffee, cream, sugar, cake and toast round out the flavors. I’m liking it more as I get used to the sweetness.
dreamflower (712) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 23, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Shared with northropfrye. What can I say, I’m a sucker for a solid vanilla porter, and this one delivers. Poured with nitrogen foam for an intensely thick, pillowy head, much like a merengue. Super-delicious with strong vanilla flavour and aroma, but not overpowering. Gorgeous in appearance with such a thick mocha head and deep black liquid. Loved this.
northropfrye (2913) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Awesome aroma of sweet vanilla. Gorgeous head lasting black body. Taste is sweet with milk and a touch tart. Awesome palate. On nitro.
ljthiessen (903) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Can. Pours dark brown with a classic dense creamy head from the nitro. Chocolate and vanilla aromas, oatmeal and marshmallow notes, smells a bit like cookie dough. Flavour is light bodied, mostly chocolate with a touch of roastiness and vanilla. A bit thin and low carbonation. An improvement over Guinness for canned porters with nitro, and smells delicious, but not enough flavour and body to back it up.