AndyW68 (1542) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 29, 2016 1stRndDraught (10) - Birmingham, USA - APR 30, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
A downright impressive porter! I’m always skeptical of porters that have flavorings in the description, but this one nails it. The "Vanillaphant" as it has been termed, is always my go-to beer when I stop in the tap room. Additionally, it is one of the best dark beers that J Clyde offers.
Near black pour with thin tan head. Aroma is cocoa. Taste is light dark chocolate, roasted nuts and a little vanilla. Not much bitterness. Pleasant and a tad better than average. Not one of my top though. kerenmk (4753) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JUL 23, 2016
On tap at Avondale, Birmingham, AL, 3.5.16. Brown. roasty, caramel and a little bit of coffee aroma. Bitter, roasty, some vanilla in the mouth. Medium-to-full body, roasty and vanilla finish. Nsanders (1144) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - JUL 12, 2016
Can. Deep brown with light brown head. Deep roasted malt aroma with hazelnut, vanilla bean and tree bark. The flavor is a balance of light sweetness and a dry malty aftertaste. Medium body with a slick feel. tnkw01 (1753) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 13, 2016
Can. Dark brown, with a tan head. Aroma is malty vanilla with hints of whiskey. Taste was slightly malty sweet upfront with a vanilla whiskey finish. oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 6, 2016
Pours a very dark brown with beige head. Chocolate aroma, as well as vanilla. Sweet taste with notes of caramel, vanilla, chocolate, and roasted malts.
CrazEase (7) - Alabama, USA - APR 19, 2016 does not count
Pretty good tasting beer. Vanilla is present, light coffee roasted flavor, fairly dark. Good dose of hops present but not an ipa. I kind of whish it was a little higher gravity, it kind of was thick on the palate, possibly due to the vanilla. I would recommend it, its quite the treat. shadey (2135) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - APR 15, 2016
12of can. Pours black with a thin head of light tan cream and minimal carbonation. Aroma is strong roast, but not harsh. There is some bit of chocolate, but I could be confused with the vanilla. Body is a little sharper than I expected. Here the roast is more bitter and there is less sweetness than I had expected. Easy to drink and well put together. sawbuck (732) - Round Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2016
Nice complex aroma of vanilla, some coffee, and fresh brownies. Nice ebony color with a tan head. Rich sweetness up front. Sweet roasted malt, some dark chocolate, with vanilla in the background, not overpowering. Bitterness is a Smokey bitter chocolate punch that balances the sweetness nicely. Medium mouth feel, finish echo’s smoke and bitter chocolate. Nice porter. asheft (3082) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2016
On tap at Dreamland, Birmingham, AL. Toasted hazelnut, coffee, and chocolate aroma transcended by sweet vanilla. Opaque black under a lacy, tan, flannel blanket. Flavour is bitter and dry up front, but becomes a chocolate fudge brownie with vanilla ice cream. Clean finish. Medium body, medium carbonation. MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2015
[ bottle ][ 1oz ][ @Tasting ][ $ ? ][ snifter ][ 12.06.15 ]
sepia with thin cream head, spotty, ring after it dies fast. Soft brown malt nose, light green metallicity from high co2. Thin, slick profile, heavy on chocolate, light sugar.