SlimHabib (463) - Redondo Beach, California, USA - OCT 28, 2015
Bottle pour. Dark brown with a soapy tan head. Aroma is chocolate and Vanilla. Medium body. Sweet with a light salty aftertaste. Dacrza (977) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2015
DATE TASTED: October 18, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Barley Creek pint... OCCASION: soaking up the tears of a Browns wasted opportunity... APPEARANCE: coal-black body, to be expected of porter; reasonably thick, slush-brown two-finger head that becomes a screen shade on the glass while keeping a quarter-inch ring--suitable... AROMA: vanilla bean, smoky, toasted dark malts and a milky lactic allure; little in the profile otherwise... PALATE: rather light-bodied for a porter; swift and dissipating aftertaste... TASTE: soft vanilla is present but almost an additive, like in a soda; speaking of which, this exhibits the cola qualities one expects from a porter, with some ginger and hops at the finish... OVERALL: a reasonable, dutiful porter that has some nuance but doesn’t stand out as one to reach back for ...
johnnnniee (4312) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 11, 2015
Bottle at America on Tap.
Deep brown with a small off white head. Lots of vanilla flavor with some light caramel and chocolate maltiness behind it. I would have preferred a richer sweeter malt base to counter the vanilla. JSigsbach (11) - Chicago, USA - OCT 4, 2015
Brown bottle; Direct pour into snifter-style glass, approx 48 deg.
Appearance: Rich dark brown, ruby tones; Sustainted tan head; Amber/black tones; Inviting
Aroma: Dank; Ever so slight hint of perfume/sweetness
Body/Texture/Mouthfeel: Thinner/fizzier that expected; Astringent character;
Aftertaste: Slightly boozy on retrolfaction; Resiny
Overall: Moderately drinkable; Good for cutting richer food with more robust flavors/characters zoucrew102 (1869) - - OCT 4, 2015
Bottle. Roasted malt aroma with chocolate and vanilla notes. Pours very dark brown with a thin light brown head with good retention and some lacing. Starts with roasted malt flavors with chocolate and a hint of vanilla as well as a medium body. Finishes quite smooth with the roasted and chocolate malt fading to the background and the vanilla coming to front assertively to coat the palate with a lovely vanilla flavor. Excellent vanilla porter!
hfmejias (1283) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - OCT 3, 2015
12 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured dark brown, cola like, small tan head and moderate lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, vanilla and some caramel notes. Taste is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate certainly some vanilla. Quite tasty, good beer. melush (4065) - SPAIN - SEP 27, 2015
Bottle 35,5cl / Botella 35,5cl.
@ R & J Liquors, Granby, CO, USA
A: Dark brown / Marron oscuro.
T/S: Roasted malt, sweet, chocolate / Malta tostada, dulce, chocolate. andrewje41 (3874) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 23, 2015
Draft pour at the field brewpub. Rating from notes. This beer was the standout favorite from the Breckenridge beers, and it was hardly close. Pours a dark brownish red color with a big bubble head. Vanilla comes through huge here. Definitely the dominant flavor, as expected. Sweet caramel, with minimum chocolate. Pretty good porter. Good beer here. Hoprider (675) - DENMARK - SEP 19, 2015
Pours clear reddish brown with a beige head. Smells like a brown ale. So far from a baltic porter, which I guess is my reference style of porter. Nutty caramel flavors. Thin mouthfeel, weak aftertaste. Very easy drinker. The label promises too much imho. Btw. Where’s the vanilla? MotherBrother (945) - Aalborg, DENMARK - SEP 12, 2015
Pour is a deep mahogany brown, with a small slightly creamy (not really tho) white head.
Aroma has some old nutty notes, vanilla extract, dirt and shoes. Taste is somewhat bitter, with a slight sweet start. Slightly full bodied (compared to a brown ale) this really isn’t my thing.... Sorry.