JPDurden24 (1658) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour with tan head. Aroma of light vanilla and some malts. It isn’t coming through, taste has elements of vanilla and caramel as well. It’s good, but not great.
DMLINAZ (326) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Best one I’ve had from this brewery, which otherwise is average (based on the white and the IPA). Very nice aroma of strong vanilla and porter. Decent flavor too, strong vanilla and caramel. Can’t decide if flavor is artificial or not, but I’d drink this again. Sweet.
DesertDevil (645) - Arizona, USA - JUL 7, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
On draft at Whole Foods Chandler’s Watering Hole. Medium brown in color with a thin, khaki head. Pungent nose of sickeningly syrupy vanilla and caramel with only the tiniest bit of roasty malt. The taste follows the nose with cloying vanilla and caramel; it’s like cheap, artificial vanilla-flavored coffee creamer was added to a basic porter. Somewhat watery body. While it’s miles better than the first time I sampled it months ago, this one is still a big letdown.