mkel07 (6385) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 14, 2017 Hophaze (192) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - JAN 12, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Aroma of chocolate and malts but not strong at all. Pours black with no head to speak of. Love the pronounced vanilla taste. A bit thin for a porter but still good.
Bottle from Westin Airport Hotel in Detroit on 8 October 2017. Vanilla, coffee and beer make for a great combination and it suits no better beer style than Porter. Looks like a black coffee with a creamy tan head and smells of vanilla and roasted coffee beans. Thin in the mouth but it builds to a creamy texture. The finish is bitter with roasted coffee bean aftertaste. wombat23 (1765) - Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2017
Bottle. Pours almost black with a small beige head. Aroma is largely vanilla, with coffee and chocolate notes. Taste follows nose. Finish is sweet vanilla. higgsbison (266) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2017
3/1016 Thin, no body to speak of, nice carbonation. Smooth. Medium sweet. no hop bitterness at all, either when drinking or as an aftertaste. Notes of coffee and caramel . Not much character. Boring. Very drinkable, but why bother?
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone gopherfan99 (2012) - Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2017
Bottle; pours nearly black with a tan head; aroma of roasted malt with vanilla, chocolate, and a hint of coffee; taste is light bitter with roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla, and just a touch of coffee; dry, roasted finish; coffee is pretty subtle also a bit thin rollinsr (817) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - SEP 6, 2017
Pours a very dark brown with a ring of tan head. Aroma smoky vanilla java. Flavor carries nice vanilla character but feels a bit watered down.
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poisoneddwarf (2646) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - AUG 24, 2017
12 oz bottle from a grocery store in Upper Michigan. This bottle reads 5% ABV. Aroma is strong in vanilla, chocolate, coffee; roasty, hint of licorice. Pours dark dark brown to black with a one finger beige head that falls into a ring after a minute; leaves a bit of lace. Taste is sweet and roasty, finishing with a slightly dry bitterness; flavors are chocolate, vanilla, coffee, wet stone. This is really good. I don’t understand the low scores for this. I can’t find anything wrong with it. mjmoen (592) - - JUL 9, 2017
B-. Pours a black color with khaki head. Good vanilla, but after taste is lacking alobar (3914) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 1, 2017
Cola brown pour with minimal tan head. Aroma of vanilla, roasted malt, and some chocolate. Prominant vanilla flavor with some roasted malt. Okay. Bebum (1085) - Massachusetts, USA - MAR 4, 2017
Dark brown, clear, tall, lasting brown head. Intense chocolate, coffee aroma. Full body, aggressive flavor, lean but smooth mouthfeel with low heat and carbonation, lingering and tasty aftertaste. Bitter, very dry, briefly appearing to be sweet. Aggressive roast character, ashy, tastes like roast barley. Beautiful flavors of quality coffee and chocolate, vanilla in the background, obviously added flavors. Even if not very subtle, a great experience. Just wish for a little sweetness, but after all it’s not a stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone drsordr (2861) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 17, 2017
Draft to taster at Cincy beerfest 2017 pour opaque black with thin ecru head. Nose light roast, mild vanilla. Taste red fruit, light roast, hint of vanilla. Light bitter finish. Thin and not much coffee.