jjgmd (736) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark black color with a small mocha head. Nose is malty with vanilla bean and hints of chocolate. Taste is malty chocolate with vanilla, a little but full of flavor and taste. Finish is sweet, and ends with same flavors described. Very nice and oh so drinkable. Quaff Score 8 / 10
dogfishho (472) - Bloomfield, New Jersey, USA - FEB 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours thick and opaque black with a dark bown head. The aroma is really interesting as the smoke is clearly balanced out with the sweetness from the vanilla. On the palate, this balance is evident as well. it is nice to see that the vanilla was not over the top. Cool beer.
OmegaX (977) - Florida, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Not a bad brew. Bottle into snifter. Aroma was nice amounts of vanilla, roast, smoke, coffee, and beef jerky. Pour is as expected, dark brown, light brown head. The flavor didnít do it for me as much. Rubber, some light vanilla, smoke, and coffee/roast, band aids. Yeah, itís not bad but I prefer the chipotle version better.
Aniela (1490) - SkŲvde, SWEDEN - JAN 29, 2013
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle at home. Dark brown beer with a small offwhite head. Chocolate, vanilla, roasted, coffee aroma. Chocolate, coffee, licorice, vanilla flavour. Aroma is nicer than the flavour.
dhunter151 (213) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JAN 28, 2013
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
One of my favorite porters. I didn't think I was going to like it but it was fantastic. The vanilla complements the roasted coffee flavor perfectly.
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geologyguy (342) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
decent smoky dark taste...slight vanilla flavor of course...very good amount though, not too much or little...good beer
zvikar (2040) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JAN 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at our place. Thanks DSG. Pours brown to red with a nice beige head, aroma of vanilla, roast, some smoke, flavor of vanilla, coffee, roasted malt, cocoa, nice acidity, medium to full bodied
Ernest (5627) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 13, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, brown, mostly diminishing. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (roasted grain, dark chocolate), trace hops (resin), with a strong note of vanilla, hint of smoke/ashes. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium body, watery texture, lively carbonation, lightly alcoholic. Rated in the same session as the regular and Chipotle versions. Slightly better than the regular version due to better flavor balance. The vanilla dominates the nose, almost completely hiding the hops and smoke. I like vanilla as much as anyone, but itís just too one-dimensional in this case.
Plovmand (5712) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JAN 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Thanks Ramy! Pours dark brown with a beige head. The aroma is sweet vanilla, caramel, some roasted malt, toasted bread and chocolate. The flavour is sweet caramel and vanilla with light smoked notes and chocolate.
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jcos (1176) - Maryland, USA - JAN 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location/Date:Bottle on January 9th, 2012.
Appearance:Pours a dark black with a little bit of white head.
Aroma: Aroma mostly of vanilla.
Taste: Light bitterness, medium light roast, plenty of vanilla that isnít too sweet.
Summary: I think this is a nice change of pace for the porter style, which usually includes chocolate.