esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 18, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Paw Paw Brewpub. Midnight brown with a creamy tan topper. Aroma of vanilla, roasted malt and chocolate. Taste of vanilla and chocolate with roasted malts and a slippery palate
Onslow (1076) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JAN 9, 2014
3.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour from a 12oz bottle. Inky dark brew with desnse tan head and excellent head persistence. Aroma of burnt toast and sweet malt. Taste is sweet malt and burnt grain at the start with just a natural transition to the burnt taste in the finish. Not picking up much vanilla and the burnt / toasted grain taste doesnít take on many tones of coffee or dark chocolate, though comes close to a light smoke taste (not that close). Rich palate and mouthfeel, very enjoyable. Full name of what I drank is Jakeís Vanilla Bean Porter. ABV 6.3%
rumproasts (2038) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
tap at 2012 michigan winter beer festival. Brown with minimal head. Smooth porter with some coffee. I donít really catch much Vanilla, but to be fair, Iíve had a lot to drink at this point.
mintzmeet (129) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 8, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Smells like coffee. Juicy like a berry. Little smokey flavor. Roasted notes, not a lot of vanilla but thatís prolly good
Thorpe429 (4968) - , Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Paw Paw the day after Dark Lord Day 2012. Had a few pints of this one.
Pours near-black with a nice mocha head and a few spots of lacing on the way down. The nose carries some initial vanilla followed up with chocolate and roast. Milk chocolate, which paired nicely with the vanilla. More complexity as it warmed. Flavor was nice and vanilla forward without being too over the top or seeming artificial. Good malt background. Body is medium with lowish carbonation and a bit of chewiness. Really nice brew. Glad I was able to try this one.