GTAEgeek (1964) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at the GA Chapter Room. Dark, opaque brown, with a thin, tan, bubbly head. Roasted flavor, with some black cherries, chicory, espresso, and toffee. Very sweet, with a light roasted bitterness. Medium to heavy body, chalky and syrupy. This is a fairly nice porter, with a nice treatment. Nothing outstanding.
katrinaez (1431) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: APR 5, 2015 Slight smoked scent and flavor. Vanilla was present. A lot lighter than expected. Coats the mouth but not a full velvet overwhelming way. Tap
McNeillR (2232) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Middling coppery light brown, decent smoothed over ringed eggshell head. Musty aniseed nose, gripping sweetness and smooth roast. Charred vanilla, lean roast and grating sweetness. Soft nice coppery carbonation. Not overly sweet, soft creamy finish.
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GlasgowTAD (1389) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2015
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a light brown with a light brown head which soon disappears.Aroma is smoke and strong vanilla. Taste is vanilla, smoked fish and cocoa. Slightly watery with a light body.
BenH (3438) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Black with tan head. Aroma of vanilla and smoke. Taste of vanilla, smoke and chocolate. Quite thin
Stuu666 (10856) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at tad’s. Pours black, nose is sweet chocolate, vanilla, smoky, taste is similar, dry, a little thin.
jamestulloch (3490) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle from Appellation Wines. Opaque dark brown body with a lasting beige head. Steady carbonation. Light lacing. Aroma of smoked cheese, filter coffee and subtle vanilla. Flavour of lightly smoked malts, milk chocolate and vanilla cream. Medium body with a smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Soft fizz. An interesting beer, although it becomes a tad cloying.
TheSilentSaint (98) - Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours black with white head. Tastes vanilla. Smells vanilla. Tastes coffee and vanilla malts. Overall good beer!
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Handypaul (435) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - MAR 4, 2015
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Lots of bitterness, no smoke and a fair bit of vanilla. Pours dark brown with a frothy head that thins quickly leaving almost no lacing. Medium and lingering bitterness, weak aroma of vanilla, medium body and a long bitter finish. Kinda ho hum.
demannu (378) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 28, 2015
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had high expectations for this beer. Smokey? Very much so. Vanilla bean? Not so much. It’s there but I wanted a more pronounced vanilla flavor. Maybe the smoke and bitterness just buried it a bit too much for me. I’m sure others will appreciate it this more than I did.