Beerathon (793) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Decent porter. I would have liked a bit more froth in the head and a bittering balance to the malts, but still good nonetheless.
orangesol (562) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 27, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 26, 2013 Served on-tap at Alís of Hampden.
A - Pours deep, dark brown with a nice one finger tall tan head leaving patchy rings of lace down parts of the glass.
S - Smells of warm vanilla, raisins, figs, chocolate and dark roasted malt. The vanilla really starts to build toward the end of the glass but it stays fairly well balanced.
T - Starts off with plenty of vanilla sweetness quickly giving way to hints of dark roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit and some light graininess. The vanilla is sweet but not to the point of being cloying. Finish is kinda sweet but it doesnít linger for very long.
M - Medium-Light body with moderate carbonation. Smooth feel initially growing a little thin toward the end of the glass.
O - First time I had this one it was a little thin, however the second time it was much better. The vanilla works well with the base and the low ABV makes it very easy to drink. A very nice "milk porter."