snavelz (3) - Aliso Viejo, California, USA - NOV 4, 2012 does not count
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
It has a great smoky quality, with just the right amount of vanilla bean notes, without being too sweet or too overbearing in flavor. You could tast the vanilla on your lips after drinking it.
Koskela (505) - Marysville, California, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Chocolate and a very faint vanillia aroma. A deep brown color with a light brown head. A nice smoked flavor the chocolateis not overpowering and the vanilla is in the aftertaste. The brew is pretty light bodied for a porter and crisp. Overall a good brew worth a buy
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
very dark brown/ruby color, aroma of roasted malt, vanilla bean, smoke, flavors of roasted malt, coffee, vanilla bean, smoke, peat, good smokey finish, very enjoyable
PD4Ever (109) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - OCT 30, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Aroma is light but nice. smoke and vanilla. taste is ok. the vanilla seems very artificial. the smoke is well done however. carbonation is soft. seems a bit thin. would not get this again but was ok to try.
txs (10) - - OCT 30, 2012
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quite a bit of vanilla. Decent flavor and mediocre pour. Drinkable but not the end all be all of vanilla porters.
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mbgrayson (726) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - OCT 26, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark dark brown, with a light tan head. Aroma of malt and vanilla. Taste slightly of smoke, more heavily of vanilla. Nice palate, fairly smooth and drinkable. Thumbs up for sure.
mmmbeer (1392) - Austin, Texas, USA - OCT 26, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz. bottle served in shaker- poured a solid nontransparent black color when held up to the desk light, white ring for a head, aroma of geniune vanilla, light smoke, and malt. Hits the mouth with a firm and wide body, malt was burnt to hell but it loved every minute of it, middle has smoke come in, finish has only a tiny amount of vanilla. It was worth the wait.
mansquito (5474) - Nueva York, New York, USA - OCT 25, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
New Beer Distributors, NY 355ml ($3.50): Pours dark brown with a cascading creamy head. Aroma is smoky vanilla and roasted malts. Taste is really vanilla heavy. Smokiness is in the undertone. Nice roasted malt tastes. Well-balanced. One of the better vanilla infused beer I have had.
Jow (3519) - New York, USA - OCT 22, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap at the stagshead. pours jet black with light reddish head. nose of vanilla bean. tastes mostly of vanilla, light smokiness, earth, coffee, dark chocolate. very round palate and a touch too sweet for huge portions but very pleasant in small doses
notalush (5732) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 20, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
I bought this despite what I thought was a poor showing by chipotle version - nose has a lot of vanilla extract character and not much else - maybe a little smoke and/or char - medium body - the texture is fairly nice - creamy, with medium carbonation - flavor is simple - equal parts sweet vanilla and strong char, followed by a moderate bitterness, none of which comes together all that well - I like the chipotle better - sigh.