mjs (4877) - Helsinki, - FEB 13, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
(Draught at St. Urho’s Pub Portteripäivät’13) The beer poured black. Its head was small and almost white. Aroma had roasted malts, coffee, vanilla and mild fruitiness. Palate was full bodied with medium carbonation. Flavours were roasted malts, coffee, vanilla, sweetness, fruitiness and bitterness. Aftertaste had roastedness, vanilla and bitterness. A very balanced brew. Alcohol was well hidden.
Brewhemia (46) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 27, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
I was hoping for a but more smooth coffee and vanilla flavor in this beer. Dark brown/black brew with light brown head. Not much but some coffee aroma. Quite a bit bitterness and not much sweetness. Ok taste but doesn’t have a great finish I think. I don’t taste the vanilla much. A light palate considering the beer type.
koshack (272) - Gdańsk, POLAND - JAN 13, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Piana drobna, beżowa, ładnie koronkuje.
W aromacie ciemne słody, lekko kwaskowe. Po ogrzaniu pojawia się lekki aromat wanilii. Jest też likierowa słodycz. Wyczuwalny alkohol.
W smaku wyraźna goryczka, paloność. Nuty kawowe i czekoladowe.
Wyraźne chmiele, ale dobrze się komponują.
W drugiej nucie wyraźne grzanie od alkoholu - trochę nieułożone.
Posmak pralinek, niezbyt słodkie.
Daje lekkie odczucie słone.
Karstenborg (374) - DENMARK - DEC 31, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a big light brown head. Aroma is coffee, vanilla and malt. Taste is sweet with notes of coffee and vanilla.
MrOrla (73) - Odense C, DENMARK - DEC 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Indslev/ugly duck. A pitch black beer with a dark brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt, and vanilla. dry, roasted, and woody finish.
Joakgust (984) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Opaque black beer with a large beige head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, oats, coffee, chocolate and vanilla. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, oats, coffee, vanilla, herbs and spices. Very well balanced.
berntholer (1097) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 19, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
beige dense stable head leaves structured lacing. coffee colour. aroma is coffee, vanilla, quad esters, boozy. taste is alcohol, lactose, roasted malts, band-aid, campher with a long bitter aftertaste. dense mouthfeel, medium carbonation, alcoholwarmth. too boozy and weird taste. bottle 33cl / bbf mar-2016
Douberd (2705) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Ugly Duck Imperial Vanilla Coffee Porter) Bottle 330 ml, from a trade with humlelala, thanks! Served into a snifter ABV 10%
Black colour on the body with a full finger of thick, beige head, with very good retention. Medium lacing on the glass.
Aroma has tons of coffee, roasted malts, light vanilla, some alcohol after a deep sniff, some hops.
Really great taste, again lots of coffee, lots of roasted malts, alcohol present but without any burning, on the contrary compliments the beer, much more vanilla now.
Medium thick body, soft carbonation, smooth and creamy feeling on the palate.
teddybeer (2383) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 6, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black color with slightly tan head with good duration and nice lacework. Aroma has notes of roasted malts, notes of coffee, black chocolate and licorice. Flavor is roasty, hints of vanilla and coconut with hints of burnt wood. Final is slightly bittery with black coffee notes.
stuj01 (23) - SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2014
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Very nice Vanilla smell which make it promising. No foam. Short in taste. But quite ordinary and flat.
RuneStumo (2244) - FØRRESFJORDEN, NORWAY - NOV 21, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
21.11.2014. 0,33l Bottle. Black colour with white head. Strong sweet aroma with vanilla, coffe, chocolate and dark malts. Very smooth and strong beer. Love the sweet malts. Very rich beer. Lots of nice flavours. Aftertaste is sweet malts with a very soft and nice vanilla touch. Moderate soft bitterness. Very nice beer!!