tmongoose (2229) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 17, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bomber shared pours a medium brown with light Brown head. The aroma and flavor is lots of vanilla bean almost touch the ratio of smoke to vanilla bean is bean. I like more smoke this one leaves me wanting more
bpreo (2539) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - SEP 15, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This stuff was really tasty. Oh, but it needs more alcohol in it. Still a delicious bit of drink.
edwardbass (795) - Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2015
2.4 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Underwhelmed would be an understatement. Perhaps itís a bit old? Standard porter looks. Aroma has mild vanilla and smoke....very mild. Thereís almost zero of the deep roasted flavors a porter typically presents, with very, very mild vanilla and very mild smoke. Quite disappointing.
jackl (7069) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Tap @ Black Sheep, MPLS. Deep brown pour with a prominent tan head. Somewhat hazy. Toasted marshmallow and vanilla. Mellow smoked malts. Nice sweet/earthy profile. Taste is fairly rich. Generally sweet, some umami. Brown sugar, light smoke. Burnt caramel. Sort of oily. Pretty nice stuff.
pictoman (938) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 21, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured from 1 pt 6 fl oz bottle. Dark brown with full tan head. Aroma of light roast malt with subtle hints of smoke and vanilla. Taste has a mix of chocolate and vanilla
BiiruBierBeer (959) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - AUG 7, 2015
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells weird. Strange roasty scent with maybe some vanilla. I was expecting this to be gross since Iím not exactly Stoneís #1 fan, but this actually isnít bad at all. Notes of mild roast and a creamy soft vanilla character. Extremely mild smoke thankfully. There is a bit of a minerally character in there though. Lighter body, medium carbonation, and some foam.
Quick3Beers (981) - East Falmouth, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 26, 2015
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep dark brown with a slight off-white head from a bottle. Aroma of chocolate and caramel/toffee. Flavor of dark chocolate and smoked wood, a little thin in the mouth IMHO. Good beer.
rdixon77 (2358) - Georgia, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice vanilla beer. Dark brown. A little sweet, but overall nice balance of vanilla, chocolate, and smoked malts. Nothing amazing, but very solid and drinkable.
Mark_Eck (1921) - - JUL 11, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are chocolate, vanilla, and nice smoked malts.
juiceisloose (1318) - Windermere, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
This one pours a hazy dark brown color that is mostly transparent when held to the light. The body is topped a smooth head of tan colored foam that slowly recedes to a thin film. The aroma is really nice showing notes of bakers chocolate, smoke, and a nice sweetness from the vanilla beans. The flavor follows suit with dark and bakerís chocolate up front along with sweet vanilla and a touch of smoke. There is just the right amount of bitterness on the back end to balance out the sweetness. Medium bodied and smooth with balanced carbonation leading to a sweet vanilla finish. Really nice beer and a great addition to the base beer. Good stuff.