HopsIPAndDrunk (43) - Oklahoma, USA - MAY 11, 2011
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!!! dimamay (1) - - JAN 28, 2012 does not count
Taste like a dessert. Taste like a dessert. Taste like a dessert. Taste like a dessert. ppg4life (5) - - NOV 11, 2013 does not count
My favorite porter of all time. Just the right amount of sweetness. Good by itself or with food. Craigshanahan (1) - - DEC 27, 2013 does not count
This is one of the best porters I have ever had. But you must drink it on nitro. I am having it at the Columbia ale house. I highly recommend this porter crownroyalist (1) - - NOV 14, 2014 does not count
Best ever. And that's a fact lol. C. Bg her hfhdhffjdfhsgukkjjhhgdsasfuijtwetjuiurryiijhfdrgjj via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Atmatchett (9) - - JUN 5, 2015 does not count
From 12ounce bottle into a hefeweizen glass. Strong vanilla aromatics off the glass. First on the palate is the vanilla but fades fast into the roasted malt flavors of coffee with slight hints of chocolate to finish. Neverdieyoung (1) - long beach, UNITED STATES VIRGIN ISLANDS - AUG 2, 2015 does not count
I think this is an excellent porter. It has a taste of vanilla and chocolate with a hint of coffee, and it feels and taste good on the palate. This will not the first time I purchase this beverage, and it’s easy on the wallet too. iamqueensblvd (247) - , Iowa, USA - DEC 15, 2009
beautiful sweet vanilla bean aroma mixed with some toasted notes. Very dark pour with a nice frothy tan head. Very delicious sweetness of the anilla mixed with some toasted bread notes. Absolutely delicious. betweenparties (4) - Peoria, Illinois, USA - APR 5, 2011 does not count
I may be a little biased in this review but I will keep it as even and real as I can.
The Vanilla Porter was a beer I tried on a whim. I was at a local liquor store and saw this and to be honest I bought it because of the label. I am a design freak and this was just beautiful! I got home, opened a bottle, poured into a pint glass and enjoyed. My first thought was that I cannot taste the vanilla. So I was a bit bummed because vanilla is one of my favorite flavors. So later on I opened another bottle and tried something I haven’t before. I took a sniff, loved the amazing carmel vanilla flavors in that, and then took a drink and swished in my mouth breathed in through my nose and then let it all go down quickly and then inhaled through my mouth. The vanilla was so overpowering but in a good way. It blew me away. Sadly, every porter I have now will never compare to this beer.
The Vanilla Porter has a nice medium body with a long finish. A finish of carmel/chocolate/vanilla flavors. Personally this beer will be in my Top 3 beers of all time. I can’t wait to drink it when it is warmer here in Illinois so I can have it while grilling my veggies!
Overall, I would for sure recommend this to anyone out there that wants that long lasting beer that blends the vanilla and beer perfectly!