BBB63 (6474) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2007
2.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
On tap at Oggi’s Vista, pint glass: Deep brown with a nitro produced creamy tan head and very good lace. The aroma has notes of vanilla, chocolate, toasted malt, aromatic tobacco, and some herbal hops. The taste starts sweet with a major vanilla bean overtone that dominates the palate. Some chocolaty and toasty notes as well before leading to a minor quick hitting lactic twang. The mouth feel is soft and thin, got boring quickly. Sorry, this beer was a pain to finish as it displays way too much vanilla and not enough pure malt and/or nutty porter characteristics.