chriso (21656) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 28, 2007
Bottle. Not the darkest porter - deep brown/red with a scant head. Quite low carbonation. The vanilla is apparent in the aroma, coupled with creamy chocolate and toasty malt. Vanilla continues to come through loud and clear in the flavour with bitter, burnt malt and cooking chocolate backwash. Bittersweet mouthfeel - starts sweetish but the burnt bitterness lingers longer. Rather light bodied. Overall, pretty decent but doesn’t have the depth of flavours, or richness to qualify for the upper echelons.
fiulijn (21214) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 18, 2007
Dark brown color. Light aroma of chestnuts, caramel and milk chocolate. Bad flavor of cheap chocolate, not as bad as the Floris, but in that direction. Very difficult to drink. Theydon_Bois (20632) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2012
Tap at the Royal Tavern, Philly - 26/05/12.
Very dark brown with a thin off-white head.
Roasted malts, chocolate and a vague whiff of vanilla. Perhaps only sensed it because of the name of the beer?
Roasted, slightly burnt malts in the taste, a little chocolate, not picking up vanilla.
A little thin and on the watery side. Average carbonation.
A tad disappointing! Oakes (18851) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 11, 2007
Medium brown colour. Fairly heavy vanilla nose...but not exactly evoking the ring-tailed lemurs of Madagascar. There’s some light chocolate notes in there as well. Heavy vanilla on the palate, with the slight toastiness of a thinnish porter. Not all that cohesive, either, unfortunately. rlgk (18844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 9, 2012
Draught at Beer Authority, NYC. Very dark amber/Brown beer with à nice beige/brownish head. Malty chocolate aroma, vanilla, cream, bread, fruit notes, cocoa powder, some figs. Chocolate and vanilla flavor, fruity, creamy, milky, some licorice. Decent but lacking the roaatiness and hops I want in a porter.
TBone (18226) - Pori, FINLAND - NOV 17, 2013
Bottled 12oz @Cambridge, 1jtclockwork (17284) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 29, 2010
Dark ruby, almost opaque color, small beige head. Sticky aroma of cocoa and some vanilla. Medium-bodied. Flavor has cocoa and vanilla too. A bit like essance flavors. Nutty.
UPDATED: JUL 27, 2012 Light and smooth vanilla bean nose and mouth feel. Coffee is present also in both nose and taste. It’s light, but I like it lots. Rated 10/15/09
Bottle. Pours black with thin bone white head. Nose/taste of coffee bean, vanilla bean and light chocolate roast. Medium body. Rerated 7/27/12 yngwie (17234) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 19, 2013
Bottle, 12oz. It pours a reddish light brown body, clear, with a small, dense, light beige head. The aroma is mostly on the roasted side, with caramel, some chocolate and vanilla. Something strange that I can’t idenfity too. The flavor doesn’t have that unwanted strange thing though, just chocolate, coffee, caramel and vanilla, and some bitterness. Medium to full body, semi-dry, and plesantly carbonated. Not too sweet neither initially nor in the end. Still, not my favorite vanilla porter in any way, it lacks a bit on complexity, but then it’s only 4.7% ABV. 130819 FatPhil (17079) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 12, 2015
355ml bottle (Beertopia, Nebraska) - thanks Frank!brokensail (16645) - Dublin, California, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Deep red, brief beige head settles to patchy scum. Sweetish slightly chocolatey roasty aroma, some dark berry aspect. Fairly simple palate, a little watery, smooth from sweetness. Pleasant dryish roasty taste, cheap chocolate, some vanilla. Finish a little burnt. A bit dull, and very lifeless. Kinda adequate, but very simple.
On tap @ Breckenridge @ The Ballpark. Sweet vanilla and cream on the nose. Mild roast, milk chocolate, and chocolate malt. Hints of coffee. Flavor is quite sweet. Lots of vanilla, chocolate malt, and milk chocolate. Creamy. Roasted malt, some coffee, and a hint of fruit on the finish.