Roonai (245) - - MAR 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle shared by derek, thanks! pours near black w mahogany edges and a brown head that dissipates to the edge. nose is loads of vanilla and syrup but literally smells like you are smelling a bottle of vanilla extract. taste is that same powerful vanilla note but with more chocolate bitter malts to cut the sweetness and even a very faint touch of fruit finish to round out the full ’sundae’ effect. very tasty and well executed.
MartzMimic (36) - Oklahoma, USA - JAN 16, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a very dark brown. Creamy tan smooth head that lingers. Aroma of malt, bread and raisin. Initial taste is malt, dark fruit and vanilla, but the chocolate, coffee and alcohol really comes through as it warms a bit. Only a slight bitterness. Medium mouth. I came to like this more and more with every sip. A quality porter where everything comes together well.
merc7186 (1645) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A: Black Hue, Passes No Light, Off White Head Ring, Some Lacing
S: Vanilla, Chocolate Malts
T: Vanilla, Chocolate Malts, Mild Mint
M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet
Overall, pretty authentic vanilla flavor with a minty after taste.
OKplus (787) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz served in a snifter.
A - Pours a very dark brown with 1.5 fingers of mocha head that dissipates pretty quick. A few specks of lacing are left on the glass.
S - Very rich aromas of vanilla and caramel malt, chocolate cake, oak wood, raisin bread, coconut, amaretto, roasted coffee beans, raw brown sugar, woody scotch alcohol.
T - Some acidic fruit upfront but then it transforms into layers of vanilla, caramel and chocolate malt, wrapped in oak wood. Prunes and sweet raisin bread with notes of amaretto and coffee. Has a soft woody finish with a bitter chocolate aftertaste.
M - Medium body with low carbonation, silky feel.
Very nice porter here. Very layered flavors that really hit the spot on a cold day like today.
Serving type: bottle
jtclockwork (6881) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to soonerchamps. Pours very dark brown with fizzy tan head. Nose and taste of cream soda, fresh vanilla, vanilla extract, nutmeg, oak, dark malt, sweet chocolate and syrup. Body a little light for an imperial. Vanilla is a bit dominant.
deyholla (5842) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 31, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a murky brown with a brown head that dissipates quickly to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of vanilla supported by chocolate and just a hint of sweet dark malts. Flavor starts with sweet with vanilla and is joined by chocolate with some strawberry that comes out in the finish.
AmEricanbrew (5512) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Clear mahogany color with fleeting tan head. Vanilla, chocolate, dry oak, medium roast malt aromas. medium body, average carbonation. Nice vanilla ice cream, nutty roasty, wood chip flavors----malty sweet smooth finish---good.
UDBeernut (1402) - Near Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 2, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle at the BA Buffalo bottle share. Mad props to Merc, you troller of stouts for blinding us with this selection. Pours dark mahogany tan hue with foamy tan head with good retention and gentle lacing. Nose of vanilla and chocolate. Taste is sweet and crime brûlée like with additions of vanilla. Chocolate shows up on the finish with oak. Body full but silky smooth. What a wonderfully beer.
Bricktop86 (502) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: NOV 5, 2012 Pours dark brown with very little head. Aroma of milk chocolate and licorice. Taste is very sweet but not cloying vanilla chocolate and coffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Dogbrick (7054) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Sample at GABF 10/11/2012, thanks to Bluemeow76 for assistance with note-taking. Murky brownish-black pour with a medium foamy tan head and small patches of lacing. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt and nuts. Medium to full body with flavors of milk chocolate, roasted malt and bourbon. The finish is bourbon-infused vanilla/chocolate. Good overall.