mbfrease20 (5) - Georgia, USA - FEB 4, 2014 does not count
Pours dark and has a caramel head. Taste has hints of coco, coffee and vanilla. This is now one of my new favorites. RexTalionis (3825) - FINLAND - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle 65 cl. Pours really dark, almost black in color with a small tan head. Vanilla and roasted coffee in aroma at first. Actually it’s a quite nice mix between these two here. Roasted coffee, cocoa powder, vanilla and a bit of dark fruity sweetness in taste. Smooth mouthfeel. Very intense roasted notes with vanilla staying upfront all the time. Excellent winter warmer, which leaves one with some nice roasted coffee and vanilla notes lingering all over.
kappldav123 (6153) - GERMANY - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle looks really good but a bit complex. Beer in the glass deep black, nice head. Starts very strong, intense malty-roasty, some earthy notes. Notes of coffee and liquorice. Finish a bit milder, less intense malty, still soft roasty notes. Quite drinkable for its strenght. Great beer! Wobbles1 (9) - Texas, USA - JAN 30, 2014 does not count
Very well balanced porter, the coffee and vanilla tones are blended in well and do not over power the caramel malts. Onebigtymer11 (59) - Vermont, USA - JAN 29, 2014
A: black with a tan head
S: dark roasts, sweetness
T: coffee, vanilla
M: thick and slick
O: probably the best ballast point brew I've had
Imaena (2359) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - JAN 29, 2014
Bottle. This my favorite beer by ballast point. It has great vanilla undertones and good roasted malt flavor.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone deaconmike (470) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2014
On tap at Ginger Man NYC. Nearly black with mocha head. Aroma - coffee, coffee, coffee, roasted malt. Taste is roasted malts, coffee and vanilla extract. Really heavy on the coffee. Velvety mouthfeel, soft carbo. Very good coffee porter. TheJvd (1343) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 27, 2014
Sample from bottle at Nieuwjaarsborrel 2014, thanks for sharing Vaiz! Pours dark brown to black with a small tanned head. Aroma has milk chocolate, roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and molasses. Taste has quite some chocolate, malts, quite sweet, molasses, coffee and a soft bitterness. Over medium body, medium carbo. Nice stuff. Busick (398) - Lake Wylie, South Carolina, USA - JAN 26, 2014
Very thick and left a alcohol punch in the aftertaste. Not a favorite from Ballast Point, but will continue to drink from this brewery. andyhwcinc (1886) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Enjoyed on tap at Reggie’s in Chicago, IL while watching some acoustic acts, which was somewhat decent. Rated while watching a Karl Pilkington show about marriage which is downright hilarious. I didn’t take tasting notes while drinking this, but remember this being exceptionally great. Appearance is a dark pitch black with a rich off white head. Aroma is potent in vanilla, chocolate, and hazelnut. Taste is also rich in hazelnut, with coffee notes and a nice dry finish with notes of roasted malt. This really was a fantastic brew that I hope to have again in the not too distant future.