eallenbrown (14) - - MAY 23, 2017 HopsIPAndDrunk (43) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 11, 2011
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
The aroma is amazing!! Chocolate notes with subtle hints of vanilla. Alcohol scent is also detected. Settles into a beautiful crystal-clear reddish-amber color. The tannish-white head leaves a bit of lacing after it recedes into the brew. Medium-sweet taste that impressively complements the strong vanilla presence in the nose. The body is medium to full, accompanied by a somewhat oily texture. Carbonation is soft to flat..... kind of a softflat. The finish is long and smooth....tasting like a delicious piece of vanilla bread (is there such a thing?). One of my favorite American porters... Highly recommended!!!
Manages to walk a lot of lines. A sweetish beer that doesn't cloy, a porter that isn't too sweet. Probably want a bit more dryness, but wtheak.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Sissio (1642) - Orsenigo, ITALY - MAY 23, 2017
Bottle at home. Clear deep brown, cappuccino head. Creamy, milk chocolate, sweet licoricenuts, fresh vanilla, roasted malts. Vanilla, Bailey’s, caramel, milk chocolate, cream. Scol (14) - Chisinau, MOLDOVA - MAY 22, 2017
Smell of black olives, nice dark brown color, vanilla in taste (obviously). Very smooth and easy to drink, but this is rather a minus for a porter - very thin watery body. In total very light and pleasant dark beer, but not a real porter as to me. lees_29 (11) - - MAY 20, 2017
Super smooth, great taste, not really any carbonation, just Great beer I would buy again!*************************************** via Beer Buddy for iPhone BeerRenter76 (1013) - Texas, USA - MAY 9, 2017
Originally rated on 12/31/08. Aroma is a vanilla and white chocolate mix, Flavor also had the vanilla/ white chocolate mix but it also had a nutty roasted malts. Sweet and slightly thin mouthfeel, overall it was o.k.
47574xeCD (1131) - Coventry, Warwickshire, ENGLAND - MAY 5, 2017
Draft at Yard House Orlando. Poured black with tan head. Chocolate vanilla cocoa dark malts. mrohia (263) - Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2017
Dayton Dragons, draft. Taste artificially vanilla. Tastes like vanilla extract, not vanilla bean. Mediciney. Eh. Sounded like it would be better than it is. StoutBeerReviews (147) - Kenosha, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 23, 2017
vanilla notes are sparse but taste very authentic. its really just a hint of it tho, I wish they bumped it up a notch. otherwise a very typical simple porter. Its heavy on the dry side, and i’m not a big fan of dry beers. dambor (688) - Berlin, GERMANY - MAR 17, 2017
Pours dark brown with small head. Aroma: caramel, roasted malt, some dried fruit. Taste: caramel dominates, some roastiness and maybe a slight touch of vanilla. Gluepot (640) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 16, 2017
Really tasty, well balanced 5.4% porter. The nose features chocolate milk, vanilla, roasted malt and vanilla. Lots of the same in a nice creamy mix in the taste profile. Touches of coffee, caramel, almonds and other nuts, and tea round out a smooth taste experience. A really nice brew. It’s obviously hard to get good ratings with the ratebeer crowd unless you are a hop bomb or an Imperial Stout. Pity.