ndburns (190) - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - JUN 3, 2016
355ml bottle from The Perfect Pour. Pours a very dark brown with reddish tinges, and a tan head. Scent strongly indicates vanilla, some roast maltiness coming through. Flavor is strongly vanilla as well, with more usual stout aspects supporting. Only a little sweet, and with a dry finish. Nothing complex going on, but very drinkable. Hammster (187) - Eagan, Minnesota, USA - NOV 16, 2007
Bottle. Poured deep brown in color with only a hint of red. Smaller off white head. Roasted nut aroma. Taste is INTENSE and authentic vanilla. This is like drinking straight vanilla extract watered down in some beer. The finish is more roasted malts and nuts but the vanilla stays strong, long. This beer is as close to cream soda as beer can come. fromred2green (187) - , Ohio, USA - JUL 11, 2009
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is of dark roast malts and light vanilla, and quite sweet. Flavor is of medium chocolate with a slight vanilla aftertaste. Interesting beer; well done. green (186) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 31, 2007
Medicinal lilac aroma. Very heavy but soft mouthfeel. On the sweet side with cola and vanilla flavors but not quite sweet enough to highlight the vanilla. Finshes with lingering chocolate. Overall, a bit like a malted and not much more complex than that. MikeMac (185) - Wyandotte, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2006
122 oz bottle, pours a nice dark brown to black nice off white to tan head . Nice aroma of vanila with notes of chocolate and malt. Not a ridiculous amount of vanilla in the aroma and flavor. Balanced flavor with the vanilla with a nice rich porter mouthfeel
dolemite77 (184) - Maryville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 24, 2008
Pours thin for a porter. Is much lighter than a typical porter. The vanilla has a decent aroma, and it does smell like it would be better than it is... thin, with a bitter/sour note that I doubt is supposed to be there. I might chalk this one up to a bad bottle, but I doubt I’d give it much more of a try. hero12 (184) - Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2010
Dark translucent brown with a small tan head. Vanilla is overwhelming, strong malt and coffee tastes to finish. Very smooth, almost no carbonation. Its a decent beer, but I’m not a big fan of vanilla. TearsforBeers (183) - Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2009
This stuff is decent. The mouthfeel’s a little thin, the vanilla is present, which is nice, but not that amazing. moseslikesbeer (183) - conestoga, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 2, 2008
had this at a Devonshire tasting. this beer smelled bad, like it was past it’s prime. it looked wonderful for a porter. very dark and robust looking. the flavor was bad and I didn’t taste any vanilla at all. It was just skunky and no vanilla. very hard to finish. couchand (182) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Deep copper, thin straw head.
Rich roasty aroma. Chocolate, coffee.
Dry, lively palate.
Roasty, some metallic, light vanilla.