Cybercat (3874) - 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
crajun (1051) - , 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 (1252) - 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 (2763) - 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 (5423) - 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 (9996) - 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 (5390) - 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
rondphoto (2689) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - SEP 10, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle @ Habersham Beverage / Savannah GA --- Opaque black color, thin tan head cover, bands of lace. Aroma of malt with chocolate, very pleasing. Taste is roasted malt that doesn’t show chocolate until the swallow, when light hops also appear. A very smooth, but chewy brew, big and satisfying. Recommended.
BelgianBeerGal (3333) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 28, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle grabbed in Knoxville on the way to FL hiding from tornados. Fantastic aroma of sweetened coffee and roasted nuts. Wow, great flavor too: sugar up front and coffee in the finish. Surprisingly nice.
novice101 (308) - - APR 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
One of the better beers I’ve had, pours pitch black with a thing film of khaki head. Smells of vanilla and loads of chocolate up front, taste is a bit sweet some vanilla and caramel notes come up. Loads of chocolate, almost as thick as chocolate milk. Great beer by Red Brick
glennmastrange (2400) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - MAR 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Moderate dark chocolate and molasses for the malt, light dough for the yeast, no noticeable hop smell, with vanilla cake, alcoholic and bourbon. Head is small, frothy, tan with no lacing but good legs. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly to moderately acidic, then finishes lightly bitter. Palate is full, creamy with a soft carbonation and a lightly alcoholic finish. Mellow in flavor and aroma, but this Imperial Porter’s mouthfeel is rich and creamy.