Homer321 (2981) - Melboring, Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft. Vanilla and chocolate initially on the nose with hints of smoke. Taste is similar but introduces a slight tartness. Overall very creamy. A bit if alcohol warming I the finish.
tobias (204) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Pour is dark brown/black with garnet hues in the light. Beige head that fades quickly. Sweet vanilla coffee aroma. Good beer. I still maintain that stone smoked porter doesn’t have enough smoke. The vanilla adds another layer of flavor. Vanilla beers have a tendency to be cloying, but there is a nice balance and a bitter coffee finish.
jkwood04 (4956) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours black with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of smoked and roasted malts, vanilla, some light dough, and a little bitterness. Flavor the same. Avwrage texture. A pretty good beer.
BigBeer45 (1355) - Michigan, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
this porter had a dark brown pour, when the glass was placed against a light, this beer was a clear dark red, the pour gave an off-white one finger head that lowered to a thinner cover and ring, the cover was lasting,
there were nice spots, fingers and small sheets of lacing on the glass,
the aromas were roasted malt, caramel, vanilla, some chocolate and brown sugar, the nose had a good amount of sweetness from the vanilla and malt,
it had flavors of roasted malt with some chocolate, coffee and caramel, there was a little vanilla in the background,
the finish had a bit of bitterness with some malt flavor trailing,
the mouth feel was on the lighter side of medium, it was creamy and had average carbonation,
this porter was sweeter on the nose than on the mouth, a nice drink.
Art (2523) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear dark dark brown with an off-white head. Aromas of vanilla and smoked malts. Both aromas are fairly balanced. Much more enjoyable than the standard. The taste is quite dry. Medium to light body and medium carb. No bomb gusher like others have experienced.
AndyW68 (1258) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Dark clear brown with off white head. Aroma is musty Smokey malt. Taste is is bitter burnt wood. Watery feel. Not a favorite.
RobertDale (4550) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber. Pours a very dark brown with a decent tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, and vanilla. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, and vanilla. Just a wee bit of smoke comes through. Pretty good.
jtclockwork (11785) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 13, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of vanilla, light smoke, chocolate and cookie malt. Medium body.
Hopsclation (89) - Chicago, - DEC 12, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very interesting beer. The vanilla is a bit heavy and unbalanced by the base beer, but the overall effect is still pretty good. Definately a good idea, they just maybe went a bit overboard on the vanilla.
Miked1687 (608) - Buffalo, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark tar black pour with a thin khaki head. Nose is a really nice mix of gentle smoke, vanilla, and roasted malt. Taste is a lot of sweet vanilla up front with smoky roasted malts and a bit of coffee. The finish is long and gradual, ending a bit bitter. Good stuff, a bit thin mouth feel.