AndyW68 (1209) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Brown to black pour with minimal head. Aroma of sweet chocolate and coffee. Taste is similar. Nice sweetness balanced with bitter. Need to try again.
Panzuriel (1407) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUN 25, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Roebling espresso vanilla imperial porter. lots of words. Rich dark brown brew with a very fine almost not there head of tan bubbles. The aroma is slightly sweet vanilla over a richly roasted dark chocolate malt. Taste is initially a bit sweet but resolves into a nice roasted dark chocolate and black coffee with a bit of cream bitter. body is full and silky. a very decent porter.
rdixon77 (1540) - Georgia, USA - JUN 7, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pretty tasty sweet porter. Dark brown pour. Lots of chocolate, vanilla, coffee.milky creamy mouthfeel. Tasty stuff.
Jared_Clifton (56) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap pours black with tan head. Had a nitro version on tap not sure if the usual is usually a nitro. Really good, coffee, vanilla, chocolate, toffee. Very roasty then finished sweet.
Patrickctenchi (4710) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 26, 2015
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Clear, deep brown with red tint...short tan head.
Chocolate, vanilla bean aroma.
Taste is silky, sweet coffee malt, vanilla, milk chocolate....cream.
G_Ram9 (35) - - APR 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This is a tasty brew. Alcohol taste and aroma are upfront and make this beer seem like more than 7.5abv. Chocolatety on the palate with a nice finish of vanilla and sweet fruity notes.
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PorterPounder (6136) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2015 Labeled as Vanilla Espresso Imperial Porter Tallahassee, Fl - New Leaf Market - 12 oz bottle. Purple leaning to black pour, off white head, no lace. Creosote, licorice, and chocolate in the aroma.Flavor has some espresso accents, chocolate , licorice, biscotti biscuits and vanilla presence permeating throughout. Nice, thick, rich mouthfeel. Rather enjoyed this one.
Earlier Rating: 6/23/2012 Total Score: 3.5
Thanks to drowland for this.Pours a deep dark brown fading to black, light off-white head. Aroma has some nice earthy black topsoil essence to it, with a touch of licorice. Flavor has some coffee, a hint of licorice, some earthy black dirt essence. Mouthfeel is slightly dry and chalky which is nice. Best of the bunch from Rivertown that drowland shared with me - but still has a touch of that butterscotch noted in their other beers - just mixes in well in this case. .
weihenweizen (2143) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - JAN 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. squat brown bottle from jsquire poured into a snifter. Black with small beige head. Nice light dark malt, medium body, medium carbonation, and small-bubble lacing. Taste is dark malt, coffee, some chocolate, and some vanilla. Pretty good porter, thanks jsquire.
dnstone (2360) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JAN 26, 2015
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Light aroma, almost imperceptible. Pours brown with a solid off-white head. Light-bodied and vanilla forward in taste...an ok porter.
Notes: GABF ’13
Errl (2013) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle..Pour is dark brown..Nose is dirt, vanilla, oak, ..Taste is chocolate, spice, vanilla...Taste is vanilla, roast, dry, chocolate..
kassner (1424) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Well looks OK , a small head, coffee and burnt malt taste, quite a lot of citrus and a little thin for a porter