Cybercat (5170) - Georgia, USA - NOV 9, 2012
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep, warm, opaque sable with a fairly thick and fine-bubbled tan head. Smoky aroma has a firm overtone of semi-sweet chocolate and more than a hint of vanilla, plus hints of caramel and quality coffee. Flavor - oo la la, like drinking a Hershey bar with Irish coffee! Strongly chocolaty, plus coffee, roast malt, caramel, vanilla, hints of licorice and woody hops. Absolutely lip-smacking. Firm texture has plenty of fizz and life. Where does a vanilla gorilla drink beer? Anywhere he (or she) wants to! :D
oldrtybastrd (5003) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 11, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Nice deep dark almost jet black body. Espresso, chocolate and roasted malts in the aroma, with some essence of hops. Taste is of coffee, roasted malt and chocolate.
kingaugusta (241) - 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 (1676) - 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 (207) - 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 (3467) - 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 (1182) - , 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 (1355) - 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 (4327) - 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 (6099) - 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 (10644) - 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!