Lefty431 (7) - - DEC 16, 2012 does not count
Good beer! Smooth going down with a great finish. Vanilla is a solid flavor.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone NicolasGalli (20) - - APR 21, 2014
frothy, white foam, fair lacing, muddy/cloudy, dark black appearance. chocolate, coffee, toasty malt notes. Musty yeast aromas. medium sweetness and lightly bitter. full body, thick feel, creamy, flat, long finish. My favorite porter so far in my drinking career (not very long). Love that it is made in Detroit and I think it trumps the Breckenridge Vanilla Porter (don’t worry Breck you have better skiing). askeeve (1) - - JUN 27, 2012 does not count
Caramel, chocolate, coffee, nuts, toast, vanilla. I always look forward to ordering this beer at the one place near me I’ve ever seen it. gman413 (1) - Illinois, USA - JUL 30, 2012 does not count
I was intrigued by the name and very pleasantly surprised by the taste. You have to be open minded about the notion of vanilla in your brew but you won’t be disappointed! MatthewHinz (12) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - SEP 25, 2012
I am unsure why this has such a low rating. I dont like a lot of dark beers but this one I would happily add to my top 10. If you are a fan of the complexity of a dark coffee or a dark brew, you can’t wrong with this one.
cvanantw (1) - Hudsonville, Michigan, USA - OCT 13, 2006 does not count
Very unique! Very good! I was pleasantly surprised by this beer. I wasn’t sure about this beer, but it was well worth the gamble. It is quite smooth with a terrific aroma. A very different type of porter. I stumbled upon the Atwater brewery in Detroit where this porter is brewed and had a few pints from the tap. Outstanding! SALUD (6) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2012 does not count
Had in bottle. Wish I had another. Drink alone, not with food. Coffee taste with vanilla finish. DearBeer2013 (94) - - OCT 15, 2014
Really goodbPorter. Perfect balance of chocolate, coffee and malts.............. chito53566 (2) - Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2015 does not count
Sweet up front and creamy throughout. The aroma is a bit weak and the sweetness is a little off putting to the nose. I would like to taste a bit more of the java flavoring. awautlet (45) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 8, 2008
Coffee in color with almost no head that fades to a ring around the glass. Aroma is like a punch in the face. It hits you with vanilla, malt, coffe, and hints of toffee. On the palate there is a rich coffe flavor which mingles nicely with the vanilla and malt. There is definately a ton of flavor but it doesnt feel super heavy. Lingering finish.