Wallaby501 (72) - - JAN 8, 2017
Bottle to glass. Big coffee aroma. Dark, decently thick pour with a nice tan head. Taste is somewhat astringent. Coffee and vanilla are both there but kind of overpowered by that. Nice roasted malts round out the body. Palate is appropriate for the style. Overall just too astringent (probably due to how they incorporated the coffee beans.) jflopsu (1667) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 2, 2017
Pours a dark brown with tan head. A vanilla, chocolate, and roasted malt aroma. A vanilla taste with chocolate, roasted malts and heavy delayed carbonation. A malt and grain aftertaste - heavy with carbonation. ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - DEC 12, 2016
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into pint glass. The appearance is a mdinight black color with a medium sized tan head. The aroma is heavy on malt with some vanilla. The taste is mild malt with some coffee and vanilla. A good beer. jbuzz (838) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 13, 2016
Very thick full head. Great mix of chocolate and vanilla flavors. Very low alcoholic aftertaste. tsd08460 (1210) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2016
Bottle from Total Wine in Gainesville, VA
Aroma: chocolate, coffee, vanilla,
Appearance: black with a tan head
Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness,
Palate: medium body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,
smroush (292) - Michigan, USA - NOV 5, 2016
Aromas of vanilla, chocolate and coffee.
Color is a very dark brown with a small, light brown head.
Taste is reasonably dry for a porter and has a slightly low bitterness for a porter.
Body is on the thin side for a porter; alcohol is fairly light; carbonation is average; finish is medium to long with vanilla, coffee and chocolate.
Overall not bad but the base porter is a bit thin/weak; still some interest with the vanilla, chocolate and coffee. Hopper8 (210) - Holland, Michigan, USA - AUG 9, 2016
UPDATED: NOV 14, 2016 Really yummy porter. The vanilla added smooths out this porter and makes it complex in flavor and simple in enjoyment. Really good beer. Actually on second taste on tap, it’s a little too spicy for my liking. akoeninger (766) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 23, 2016
A decent sweet porter with notes of vanilla balanced by the burnt, roasted coffee beans. Sledutah (7762) - Utah, USA - JUL 19, 2016
12oz bottle from Merriman Street Grill Pumpkin87 (248) - - JUN 26, 2016
Pours clear dark brown with a small beige head, some lacing. Aroma of vanilla, dark malts, chocolate and coffee. Flavors of roasted malts, caramel, chocolate and vanilla
Pretty good, not much coffee though
Pours opaque dark brown with hint of red, small tan head that goes quickly but leaves some skim.
Nose is coffee, roast malt, roast nuts, biscuit. Palate has vanilla in and out, sometimes coming through as itself, or at least vanilla wafers, and other times creating more of a cocoa effect with the coffee. Nothing objectionable in the flavors, but they don’t always seem to blend well.
Light-medium body, fine for a porter, but there’s a lot of competition in this part of the marketplace.