strangaj (250) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - JUN 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Clearly a hybrid within the style. Perfect balance of vanilla, coffee, and roasted malt? Most beers that attempt this, e.g., breckenridge vanilla porter, miss the boat by over-emphasizing one of the three flavors (vanilla in that case, leaving a medicinal and unbalanced taste). This beer melds them perfectly. Awesome!
HonusWagner (1048) - Florida, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft. Impressed me a lot. Heavy vanilla in nose,creamy body,light roast bitterness. Good stuff.
DialSquare (2046) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from Andersons in Sylvania. Big roasty aroma with chocolate and caramel. Tastes are cola vibe - vanilla, coffee, little licorice. Easy drinking.
jjuf1853 (1193) - Land O Lakes, Florida, USA - NOV 14, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle at Land O Lakes WOB. Pours a very dark brown with a touch of red along the edges. Virtually zero head to speak of with the exception of a tiny island in the middle. Aroma has a good bit of vanilla and roasted malt with a hint of funkiness similar to a mild sour. Flavor is quite nice with the roasted notes really coming through in the finish. The higher alcohol is well hidden.
Aurelius (3719) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Interesting aroma - complex but a little muted. Roast, dark cocoa, toasted soy, lightly sweet. Squat 12 oz bottle, functional label. Very dark beer with a short-duration tan head. Generally smooth, a mild acidic kick. Vanilla is well-played and not cloying. Roasty, nice cocoa, a little tangy. Medium body, candied chocolate (Sixlets) finish. A nice sippin’ beer on a brisk night. ABC Liquors, Betton.
fluffy (1052) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
hands down one of the best porters ive had. a little smoky, some leather or bourbon even though not aged as such, lots of dark grain notes. very nicely done.
seth_lfod (251) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 23, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a black brown with very little head. Smell is roast malts, chocolate, and coffee grounds. Taste very old coffee, bakers cocoa, and slight bitter hops. A bit thin, decent carbonation.
suprchunk (1802) - Crestview, Florida, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Almost black colored pour. Small off-white head. Not much lacing. Bit of a coffee aroma. Taste is malty, vanilla, chocolate - very good. Sweet finish. Pretty good beer.
Davhgbrew (731) - Coconut Creek, Florida, USA - OCT 11, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Chocolate dominates this.brew, but it is dry and bitter. It is excellent. Perfect carbonation. This brew is awesome!
crajun (822) - , Texas, USA - OCT 2, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle from jsquire as part of locals trade. nice porter pour. I got mcu chocolate powder/cocoa in aroma. palate was a 3 but ok; taste was less chocolate than aroma, slight wood, roast, with vanilla on back end. balanced. nice beer.
Strykzone (4200) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 26, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled at esbls. From Charlie. Dark brown with red. This is chocolate and daek fruit with earth. The chocolate is syrupy.