jdmhawk (31) - Bettendorf, Iowa, USA - MAY 27, 2008
pours dark brown almost black with a thin tan head. aroma is sweet malty with notes of coffee and vanilla. taste is strong vanilla with some chocolate with roasted malts. some alcohol present at finish WickerBrew (311) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2008
This wasnt all that bad, too be honest I wasnt expecting much. Sweet desert beer that went down smooth. Not too thick, I was able to take down 2 bottles. Probably not a high enough ABV, but it might get too big then. daknole (11049) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 20, 2008
Bottle, thanks to unclemike. Pours a see thru dark reddish brown. Small tan head. Aroma is vanilla and mabye even a hint of bourbon in the nose. Flavor is pretty rich...vanilla, bourbon, malty, and smooth. Some sweetness would make this a beer that I could only drink one per sitting, but I like it. ChrisJ (100) - Warrenton, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2008
Bottle @ home. Pours in ruby with a light vanilla aroma with some metallic chocolate and coffee malts. Flavor is big vanilla nose that dominates everything. Follows up with some mild malty flavors. Medium-light body with medium-heavy carbonation. Slightly sweet but off balance. Definitely different. One trick pony. agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 18, 2008
Extremely dark brown color......opaque. Thick, fluffy head......mild malt aroma, with a hint of sweetness. Noticeable vanilla flavor up front, but not overpowering. Pretty smooth mouthfeel. Taste of vanilla continues in the back, balanced by notes of mellow roasted malt.
v64 (134) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 17, 2008
Pours very dark brown, thin head. Nothing unique about the smell. Tastes slightly like coffee. The vanilla flavor is noticeable, but not particularly strong. Would have been better if it came through more. Not a good beer to drink on its own, but I imagine it would pair perfectly with a slice of pie. firstdraft (7) - USA - MAY 15, 2008 does not count
I’m a Porter fan but I’ve never had a Vanilla Porter before so I had to give this a try. It was good wasn’t great but was drinkable or as the bottle states partakable. Nice aroma little bit coffee/cocoie smell. Nice dark brown with a mild head. Flavor was different I have to say that slight cocoie taste was there along with the smell, then there was the vanilla flavor. But I kept waiting for something else that never showed up? Hard to explain. Didn’t have the body of most of the Porters I’ve had. Not much of a finish either. Like the bottle says its partakable. Visit my blog at http://tulsafirstdraft.blogspot.com/ mybrainhurts (397) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 13, 2008
Deep, dark brown pour. Aroma of roasted malts, vanilla, with a touch of light fruity hops. Watery body. Mildly roasted coffee, light vanilla, somewhat bitter/sweet flavors. Finishes aggressive and a little oversweet. Eh, ok. crowderm (382) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 12, 2008
Pours a thin dark brown, with a quickly dying tan head. Has a nice vanilla/malt aroma. Smells and tastes kind of like a vanilla coke. Pretty thin, but smooth mouthfeel. A slightly pungent flavor detracts from the overall experience. Pretty decent brew though. oldpainless (34) - fort mill, South Carolina, USA - MAY 12, 2008
Not as heavy as your average porter but none the less quite a good (dessert) beer. A bit heavy vanilla finish, almost a cola like character. Could not drink to many but would be great w/ any choc dessert or coconut pie.