Vincent82 (4) - Indiana, USA - JAN 23, 2013 does not count
Hands down my absolute favorite porter. Pouring this into a glass will make the whole kitchen smell like vanilla. The vanilla taste is perfect and so is the thickness. A must try if you like porters, or vanilla. onceblind (9418) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2011
Draft during Great COntenders 2011. Clear dark ruby brown with a dense khaki head. Rich aroma of milk chocolate, whiskey, vanilla, Irish creme, and smooth oak. Amazing aroma, the likes of which I canít do justice with words. Taste has some dominant whiskey tones, but without any of that palate ruining booziness or heat. Lovely restrained whiskey flavor with a ton of vanilla and a big fat dose of milky chocolate, with a mild oak tone. Just incredible. DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - SEP 28, 2011
All I can say is wow. Whiskey vanilla nose that just pops out of the glass. Black red color with great ephervescents. The palate stays clean without bein too weighted down. Could almost be drunk on a warm day but great for cooler weather. zizzybalubba (1862) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2011
Sampled at the Paramount Cafť Beer Festival, pre-GABF on September 28, 2011, Denver, CO. Dark brown pour with very little head. Light whiskey and vanilla aroma with light chocolate in the background. The whiskey brings the vanilla to the front of the flavor and is a very nice addition. Medium bodied. A very nice improvement on the standard beer. kassner (1655) - Wexford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Even though it was Oak aged the woody notes were subdued and the Beer seemed smoother than the usual version. very nice drinking at Winking Lizard and I bought the glass.
adnielsen (10605) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - OCT 25, 2011
Tap @ 471. Brown appearance with a light tan head. Vanilla, mild chocolate malty, delicious Stranahans whiskey aroma. Tasty vanilla, chocolatey flavor return all of the Stranahans deliciousness- vanilla, oak and toffee. Definite upgrade over the normal version. mlane76 (58) - Albany, Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2014
On tap at Mellow...pours black, tastes More of coffee than vanilla, but not bad..the vanilla aftertaste is present but not overbearing, so overall, I think it is a good presentation of a flavored porter. jcwattsrugger (12418) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - DEC 20, 2011
on tap-pours mahogany with a light tan head. Aroma is whiskey/wood, dark fruit-plum/raisin, medium malt. Taste is whiskey/wood, dark fruit-plum/raisin, medium malt, vanilla. richc83 (35) - Illinois, USA - MAY 22, 2013
Pours dark with a nice head. lots of vanilla and hints of coffee,....smooth and easy to drink. Not bad JPDurden24 (1675) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - AUG 31, 2012
A much stronger version of the vanilla porter in the barrels. The whiskey comes through along with some wood and dark fruits. It is good stuff.