alexanderj (3199) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - AUG 31, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at the brewpub. One of a series in which they invite a guest brewer to brew a beer. Color was dark auburn with a smallish head. Aroma was not too strong; with some vanilla and nuts. Flavor had a lot of semi-sweet vanilla with roasted malt. Unlike many vanilla porters, this one did not taste too contrived or artificial.
CaptainCougar (7129) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUN 22, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at the brewpub 6/15/09: Pours a transparent dark amber mahogany with ruby hues and a thin, wispy lacing off-white head. Aroma of sweet vanilla and dark caramel with a touch of toasty nuts. Body starts with a good amount of sweet vanilla and almonds balanced with some earthy bittering hops before a clean, bittersweet finish with a touch of milk chocolate. A unique and tasty vanilla porter.
mspindler (489) - Alta Loma, California, USA - APR 20, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at OJs. Pours the color of black coffee with a thin tan head. Aroma is loads of coffee, and very slight vanilla, a bit grainy. Flavor doesn’t really have much in the way of vanilla, mostly coffee and some chocolate and roast. Pretty light bodied for a porter and almost watery with prickly carbonation. The lightest and most refreshing porter I’ve had, although that’s not really what I’m looking for in a porter.