Jcarb28 (97) - Pico Rivera, California, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured a thick, heavy, brown out of the bottle with a small frothy head. Right off the bat, you get sweet, coffee smokey flavors with a suprisingly good roasty malt flavor on the palate. One of the best porters I’ve had!
kingaugusta (176) - Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2016
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark red-brown with a tan head. Nose is roasted malts and coffee with just a pinch of vanilla. Flavor is rich on chocolate and vanilla but quickly thins to a watery coffee finish. Alcohol is well hidden.
JHeath99 (1632) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a dark opaque black with a ring of tan head. Aroma and taste is roasted malts, vanilla, and hints of coffee.
metalhead0043 (204) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz from Total Wine (North Hills). Pours black with a small white head. Aroma is vanilla, some chocolate as well. Taste is huge vanilla up front with a strong coffee finish. Body is average, slightly thinner than I like in the style. Overall one of Red Brick’s best. A very good porter with nice flavors.
SpringsLicker (3372) - Tennessee, USA - JUN 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black pour with an average sized tan head.
Aroma of vanilla and cocoa.
The flavor is chocolatey and vanilla too. ’Smores without the cracker.
Full and smooth, nice.
crajun (1133) - , Texas, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle from springslicker. niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice. very good porter - very much a stout even. name says vanilla and it is there especially in taste, but also chocolate in taste and aroma. maybe coffee also. roasted. good well put together brew.
pumpmaster (1336) - Pembroke Pines, Florida, USA - JAN 23, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle purchased at Total Wine Pembroke Pines, FL for $10.99/4-pack. Very good.
chinchill (3777) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 10, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Cellared 12 oz bottle with a bottled on date of Oct. 2013,
Pours dark brown but looks black and opaque in the glass. A medim size tan head is quite creamy and has very good retention.
Aroma: very well balanced and pleasant blend of vanilla beans, dark bread, and light alcohol esters with hints of coffee and dark fruits.
Flavor: a generous amount of vanilla with a very natural flavor. Not so much vanilla as to mask the dark roasted grains nor some alcohol esters. Both the alcohol and the vanilla fade in the aftertaste leaving a gentle impression of dark, vanilla iced bread.
O: very enjoyable and definitely preferred over the smoked version.
Suttree (5844) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 22, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black, with a thick tan head. Smells like burnt toast and vanilla and coffee. Taste is Bailey’s in coffee, plus some red wine and dark chocolate. Some pine in the finish.
hopscotch (10522) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nitro… This beer rocks!… Pours clear and copper with a mid-sized, fluffy, khaki head. Great retention. The nose consists of nutty, roasty, chocolaty and vanilla notes with an undercurrent of espresso. Full-bodied with adequate carbonation. The flavor is loaded with espresso, roastiness, vanilla and chocolate notes. All are balanced nicely by a calculated measure of hop bitterness. Roasted, mocha finish with a sweet kiss of vanilla that lingers. Decadent world-class beer with a lot going on!
decaturstevo (5743) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Brown/black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma is sweet chocolate and vanilla. Flavor is chocolate milk and vanilla with an ok malt bitter finish. Smooth bodied with good carbonation. kbj