joverton85 (80) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 17, 2007
where is the vanilla? really just tasted like any other generic porter. small head and weak body. smell nice. Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - OCT 14, 2007
12 oz bottle. Clear, very dark brown with a small beige head. Roasty choco-malt nose, vanilla and milk chocolate (read: cheap milk chocolate). An initial bitter bite trails off quickly, replaced by sweet milk chocolate and vanilla extract flavor. Body is firmly on the thin side, which kind of leaves an impression of Nestle Quik. Overall, I award this a resounding "eh". cellardoor (45) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - OCT 13, 2007
Poured from a bottle, had virttually no lasting head but leaves a nice layer of foam down the side of the glass. Aroma is sweet and alcoholic. The vanilla is very pronounced in the aroma and taste. After warming a bit the vanilla become rather strong and almost offensive. Still good beer all around KieferUGA (461) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 11, 2007
12 oz. bottle. Pours a mid-to-dark brown. Smallish tan head quickly dissapates. Aroma of vanilla with hints of cocoa in the background. Initial mouthfeel of vanilla as well, but it quickly fades into a a sourish malty taste. Interesting take, but I don’t see myself drinking this again. MadMan (495) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 8, 2007
Bottle. No date on label. Pours a deep dark mahogany with very little beige head. Nose is very coffee like with notes of vanilla, chocolate, and roastiness. Kind of thin in body and with a hidden carbonation that is fairly intense once in the mouth, as well as slightly chalky at times. Flavor is chocolately and roasty with some nuttiness. There are vanilla flavors kind of over the top of everything else. In the finish there is some ashiness along with roastiness and light bitterness. Maybe a hint of cola too. Slightly overdone on the burnt malt flavors and maybe on the vanilla as well even though I do like them. The cigarette ash is a bummer though. Not bad, not quite right, but not bad. I think I’d try it again.
SmellGood (339) - Memphis, Tennessee, USA - SEP 29, 2007
Where is the vanilla? Oh, there it is upon sampling this fine brew. Flavor is spectacular but leaves a sour aftertaste that I easily overcome. cblado (298) - Washington, USA - SEP 24, 2007
12 oz Bottle. Pours a dark, rich amber. Aroma is almost overpoweringly sweet. Taste is definitely dominated by vanilla. Where are the chocolate/coffee notes I crave? Interesting idea, but it just doesn’t work for me. Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2007
Bottle. Medium brown color with small lacing type head. Light roasted malty aroma. Taste is sweet with light vanilla and roasted malt. I think this is well done unlike some vanilla flavored brews that taste like vanilla extract. DuffMan (10596) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 22, 2007
Dark walnut brown with a thin tan cap. Very rich aromas of vanilla, oak, chocolate, hazelnuts. Palate is loaded with same, with a medium-bodied, creamy mouthfeel. This walks the edge of being a sweet stout. Delicious in every way, well balanced, and surprisingly drinkable for such a flavour-rich brew. I loved it. 6-pack shared with Parksy. RSRIZZO (2019) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2007
Had this beer on 3/9/2006. Aroma is a slightly sweet burnt scent. Color is a deep black with light carbonation and a thin tight head. Taste is smooth and sweet. Starting with medium body it goes down smooth and clean. Finish comes on with a sweet vanilla flavor and a mild roasted malt flavor, then is back by a some what dry bitterness. It is well balanced and the vanilla is not over powering.