Scopey (16264) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 4, 2013
Tap at Mellow Mushroom, Charleston. It pours darkest brown with a small beige head. The nose is roasted malt, earth, caramel, light vanilla and a hint of malt vinegar. The taste is rich roasted, toast, ashy, earth, wood, salted caramel, burnt notes and liquorice with a dry, roasty finish. Run of the mill porter. So-so. bhensonb (15967) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 31, 2009
Bottle from Archer Liquors. Pours dark brown with a decent light tan head. Aroma of dark toast, but not sure about vanilla. Medium body with sharp, creamy carbonation. Now I’m sure about the vanilla. Pretty present. An interesting variant. Not a style of porter I would chase after. Ratman197 (15620) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2006
Bottle poured a clear, dark reddish brown with a small, diminishing tan head. Aromas of coffee and vanilla. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of cola, coffee, vanilla and a hint of smoke with a dry lingering semisweet finish. DSG (15403) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 26, 2013
Bottle shared with Ariel at Beer Market Jaffa. BBOTM. Very dark ruby color. Sweet aroma of chocolate, vanilla and light roastiness. Sweet flavor, slightly roasty, with chocolate, nutty notes and lots of vanilla. Medium-bodied. Nice and easy drinking. Thought it was just OK at first, but it grew on me as I drank more. Stuu666 (15248) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle at craig’s. Pours deep brown, nose is vanilla, toffee, chocolate, cola, taste is vanilla, toffee, little thin.
Theis (15150) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - OCT 30, 2008
Draught at the brewpub. Almost black - no head. Roasted, vanilla, grainy, dryness, lactose, chocolate, nutty, light hoppy. Thin body. A bit like vanilla-coke. Tmoney99 (15120) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2006
Bottle. Poured black color with an average frothy off-white head that mostly diminished with good lacing. Moderate roasted sweet malt aroma. Medium body with a creamy texture. Medium sweet flavor with a light sweet finish of short duration. My expectations were not met. kermis (14957) - The Hague / Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
Draft sampled at the brewpub. Pours hazy amber brown with a tan head. Aroma of malt, fruit, caramel, toffee, fudge. Flavour is over moderate sweet and light bitter. Light medium bodied with soft carbonation. Drake (14332) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 21, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 13, 2008 Someone told me I should try this, so I am. Bottle from Westpark Wine and Beer in Richmond. Pours dark brown to black iwht a medium head, good lacing and low retention. Aroma of leather, tobacco and caramel. Vanilla is barely noticeable at first in the taste, but grows on you. Also, a taste of caramel and tobacco. Medium body. Astringent. 6/4/6/3/12/3.1Dogbrick (14309) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 6, 2006
Rerate 7/13/08. Bottle from Whole Foods Market Charlottesville. Dark brown pour with excellent head retention and lacing. Roasted malt aroma with hints of vanilla. Taste is roasted malt, vanilla and a tart fruitiness. Full bodied. Must have gotten a less than stellar bottle before, because this really hits the spot. 6/4/8/4/14/3.6
Dark reddish-brown color with a medium thick tan head with decent retention. The lacing is pretty good, it coats much of the glass. Strong vanilla aroma along with some chocolate and malt. Medium body, smooth with just a bit of carbonation. Flavors of vanilla bean, roasted malt and more chocolate. The finish maintains the vanilla theme, with a nice nutty flavor in the aftertaste. Unlike a lot of Breckenridge beers, I would actually seek this out to try again.