jcnielsen (1638) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
On tap at Six Row on Jan 11th. Pours a black color with tan head. Vanilla, syrup, chocolate flavors. Thick, syrupy beer.
Ed5388 (1598) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - FEB 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bomber thanks to strykzone via local swap 5.2. Pours a dark brown color with a small frothy tan head. Aroma of light roasted malt, vanilla, and slight funk. Taste of roasted and caramel malt, ash, a hint of vanilla, and a weird sourness.
sharkbcr (91) - Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black color, no head. Malty aroma. Taste is malty with a slightly sweet finish with no hint of vanilla. Clean crisp finish. A slightly above average porter.
genesee (7) - Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2014 does not count
1.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 3/20
On tap. A very dark color with a thin beige head. Hardly any vanilla detected in the aroma. An initial taste of vegetables and a hint of dental numbing gel, but not in a bad way. Vanilla flavor disappears entirely after the first few sips. An OK porter with a slight bitter aftertaste. Would not drink again.
Strykzone (4383) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bomber. Black pour that has a bit of red. An uneven beige head. I smell light roasted notes with beans. Vanilla is tasted along with earth. Some hops add a bit of tartness and bitterness. A bit of coffee. Mid glass some persistent sourness pops up. This has a thin feel. The flavor is on the thin side, too. The finish is chocolate vegetables. Not a favorite.
gregwilsonstl (920) - Missouri, USA - DEC 8, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark black. No head. I was expecting alot of vanilla, didn’t get much. Ok porter.
jandd1983 (2043) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. It poured a dark brown color with a small off-white head. The aroma was of vanilla, cream and mild carbonation. The taste was of vanilla beans, and a smooth roasty maltiness. Not bad, just not for me.
ryanfolty (1737) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - FEB 12, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
February 12, 2013 - on tap at brewpub. Dark brown pour with nice head and lacing. Just like the regular porter but with vanilla in the aroma and taste. It seemed a tad thinner but was smoother than the regular.
NielsenRatings (8096) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap @ Six Row. Pours a dark brown appearance with a brown head. Vanilla, chocolate birthday cake. Rich vanilla and chocolate, a bit fruity flavor. Not bad.
vyvvy (3553) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - DEC 10, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with an off-white head. The aroma has roast, vanilla, light veg, cream and a bit of astringency. Medium / light body with mild carbonation. The flavor starts with a decent amount of vanilla beans, but it is not rich and sweet like in most vanilla beers. There is also smooth roasty malt and light mineral traits and some astringency. The finish is fairly crisp. I like this one more than the numbers used in the rating imply. Nice beer.