mixinnixon2000 (226) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 28, 2008
tasty. this porter has plenty of flavor. good vanilla smell with some roasted nuts and coffee. slimchill (1044) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2008
Bottle. Nose is pure vanilla with a touch of sweetness reminiscent of root beer. Dark brown with an off-white head. Flavor is vanilla-heavy, which works for about 3 sips. After that it becomes intolerable and drain-pour material. This beer should be held up as an example as to why 3 oz. samples don’t provide accurate ratings. CP (124) - USA - JAN 28, 2008
This beer has a very nice/ coffee vanilla smell as well as taste that is apparent immediately. Dark appearance with no head to speak. Not as thick as I expected, roasted nut aftertaste
Overall, a good beer. I would get this again
DaMenace123 (253) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2008
Dark pour, small head. Smells mildy of vanilla. Vanilla is strong in the taste, and then the typical roasted malt of a porter. Enjoyable, not great. oreogobbler (228) - Austin, Texas, USA - JAN 26, 2008
Has the aroma of slightly sour vanilla root beer. Smells very sweet. Dark redish brown and creamy head. Lightly carbonated. Strong vanilla upfront fallowed by light citrus and a milk chocolate finish. Good flavor, but too sweet. Velvet smooth palate. Intensely creamy. I could only drink about half of this before I had to toss it. Way too sweet. Not easily drinkable.
DWestrick (803) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - JAN 25, 2008
great color and aroma. wasnt blown away by the taste...vanilla isnt my thing with beers. is definitely different and i will try it again. restless7 (104) - Lenexa, Kansas, USA - JAN 24, 2008
BOTTLE: 45 degrees.. dark pour with small beige head. Definite vanilla aroma with chocolate and a hint of smoke. Interesting flavor with medium body, vanilla bean resting on the back of the tongue. Medium finish. wilkie (1208) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 21, 2008
Bottle at Sadlack’s in Raleigh, NC. Pours dark, black, red around edges with a medium tan head. Aroma is VANILLA with some chocolate, and other roasted smells. Too much vanilla in flavor. Ruins everything in my opinion. Can taste roastiness, chocolate as well. wickedpete (634) - Lexington Park, Maryland, USA - JAN 20, 2008
Black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of cola slightly, chocolate, and vanilla. Flavor is quite the same, plenty of chocolate flavor along with a well balanced vanilla character that isn’t overpowering. Slight roast flavor in the end. This is a great change of pace and oh so satisfying. Hazmatt (363) - Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2008
Bottle. Dark porter color, small head. Aroma is malty, vanilla, touch of anise. Flavor is nice, roasted malt, sweet with vanilla and no hop flavor at all, hint of coffee and toffee, slight bite in middle. Sweet finish. Good specialty or dessert beer.