kidmartinek (2968) - austin, Texas, USA - FEB 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Cloudy brow. Foamy, small bubbly, dense tan head. The aroma has a prominent vanilla character. The flavor is.strong vanilla as well and has a chocolate flavor.that.takes a back seat. The balance on this beer is great enough vanilla to know its there and enjoy but not so much as to be offensive. I wish I would have got this for desert instead of first. It has a very enjoyable, somewhat dry, bitter hop finish as well.
stravale (1691) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - FEB 15, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Tomlinson’s, Inverness 
Dark brown, clear, big frothy tan head that dissipates to thin layer, some lacing
Aroma - Lots of smooth vanilla, soft dark malts,some chocolate, dab of vanilla chocolate ice cream
Taste - The vanilla is very good here, not over powering or sickly, some dark chocolate, soft roasted malts in background. Not intensely flavoured though - the smoke is very faint tbh
Palate - Moderate carb, bit over fizzy, thin to medium body, fairly smooth. Palate is more sweet than bitter. Finish there is some more roast, but more meaty chocolate roast, nice soft bitter roast linger.
Overall - More mellow than I expected. The ’Enjoy By’ is dated sometime in 2012 so the flavours have probably faded a bit
stumpyiliz (210) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Solid pour, nice tan head. Small bubbles popping on initial smell. Aromoa of vanilla and smoke. Taste is the same. Good balance, glad I tried it, but I won’t be buying another.
zgaier (1015) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark brown with a tan head and aroma of vanilla and roasted malt. Taste is of sweet and toasty, of vanilla, roasted malt, chocolate, and caramel with a smooth, medium finish. Delicious, very drinkable beer that really comes together nicely with the vanilla notes
jjgmd (1049) - 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 (557) - 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 (1132) - 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 didn’t do it for me as much. Rubber, some light vanilla, smoke, and coffee/roast, band aids. Yeah, it’s not bad but I prefer the chipotle version better.
Aniela (2230) - Skövde, 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 (398) - 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 (485) - 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