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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.27/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   IBU: 16   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
One way to describe this beer is “a dark beer for people who don’t like dark beers.” Another way is “delicious.” Notes of cocoa, espresso, and delicately roasted barley blend nicely with real Mexican vanilla from Arizona Vanilla Company. This medium bodied, highly sippable beer is quickly becoming a local favorite.

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3.1
nimbleprop (8382) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 16, 2015
16oz can pours a murky black with a ring of white head. Nose has malt, a little berry/raisin, dusty, vanilla. Flavor is better, malt, molasses, vanilla, a little pepper, earthy. Dry finish. Weird.

3.8
GenDV138 (7284) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Can at the DC Gathering. Black with light tan head. Aromas of roast, chocolate, light coffee. Tastes of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, vanilla, burnt sugar. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.5
Travlr (24759) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2015
Can. Opaque brown color, brown head. Aroma of vanilla and coffee beans. Taste is roasty smooth vanilla. Tasty.

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argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 14, 2015
16oz can. Medium tan head atop dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, vegetal, some vanilla, light chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet, chococaramel, light vanilla, vegetal. Medium body, some stickiness.

3.4
BelgianBeerGal (4066) - Panama City, Florida, USA - NOV 3, 2015
Can from Trader Joe’s Tucson. Dark brown pour with active carbonation and a small brown head. Aroma is light coffee, bitter chocolate and vanilla. Flavor is dark malt and thin chocolate. Finishes with lingering vanilla. Okay.

3.7
beerbastard (844) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2015
16oz. can. Black pour with hardly any head. Lite aroma of vanilla and cocoa. Medium sweet chocolate and vanilla with some coffee in the background. Low carbonation, smooth semi sweet finish. A desert beer. Good beer.

3.4
maxwelldeux (4374) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Can. Pours a near-black color with a moderate light-brown head on there. Nose is fairly heavy on the vanilla, but pleasantly so, and includes some roasting and hints of chocolate. Taste is fairly sweet, and has a lot of vanilla, but little "porter" to it. Smell is much better than the taste for me.

3.7
dnstone (3418) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 18, 2015
Deep coffee color with light sudsy tan head. Strong vanilla aroma and flavor over decent roast character. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
sturmthis (1149) - Bavaria, GERMANY - FEB 12, 2015
On tap. Black with one finger beige head. Vanilla and coffee aroma. Sweet chocolate and vanilla taste. Pretty good.

3.4
maley1 (1273) - Calgary, CANADA - FEB 9, 2015
Dark brown pour with small tan head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, burnt malts and vanilla. Taste of roasted malts, hint of chocolate, touch of bitter espresso and syrupy vanilla. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, pretty good porter.


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