Travlr (25506) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 4, 2012
Draft. Aroma of smooth, slightly boozy milk chocolate. Taste is similar. Not very complex. jtclockwork (16855) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Bottle thanks to drowland. Pours black with off white head. Nose of vanilla bean, spice, brownie and coffee. Very good nose. Taste of dry vanilla bean and spicy hops. Missing something. Not sure what on the palate. FatPhil (16635) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - AUG 12, 2008
355ml bottle (Beertopia, NE) - thanks Anna’s parents!brokensail (16601) - Dublin, California, USA - FEB 21, 2010
Jet black, small tight head which settles to a mouldy appearance. Sweet roasty aroma, despite starting slightly stale. Pleasant carbonation, and full-bodied. Sweet coffee and vanilla accompany a simple roasty malty body. Zingy hops hang around for a finish, as does a delicious roastiness. No real weaknesses more than just being a tad sweet. A very easy beer to drink, despite being quite characterful. Didn’t really get a ’wow’ from drinking it, but the numbers don’t lie.
A: Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a glass to reveal a dark brown beer with a tan head.
S: The nose is primarily roasted malt with a few hints of vanilla and coffee.
T: Like the nose, the flavor is primarily roasted malt with a stronger vanilla presence. There is also some chocolate and a bit of coffee.
M: The body is medium and the body is medium.
D: A pretty decent beer with a really cool name. A nice porter and I like the addition of the vanilla as it adds a little bit "extra". Ratman197 (15105) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - MAR 16, 2010
Bottle poured a clear dark brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of cocoa, vanilla, coffee and light roastiness. Palate was medium bodfied and smooth with a watery finish. Flavors of cocoa, vanilla and light roastiness with a smooth watery vanilla finish.
BeerandBlues2 (13644) - Escondido, California, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown with a small, fizzy light tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is vanilla, roast and chocolate malt, dates and earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with vanilla notes, light hops and bitterness, dark fruits and a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation. bu11zeye (13029) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2004
(Draught) Pours a dark brown with a small tan head. Nose of roasted coffee, sweet malt, and caramel. Flavors of roasted coffee, creamy vanilla, and sugar. Palate was a bit thin. j12601 (12973) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 13, 2010
Bottle. Pours a deep chocolate black with a medium sized beige head. Coffee, chocolate, and roast. Vanilla notes show up a bit later as it warms. Medium bodied, light vanilla flavors, sweet chocolate and roast. Toast with some sweet caramel and light roast on the finish. hopdog (12816) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2007
12oz bottle acquired in trade with valpoaj (thanks!). Poured a dark brown color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of roast, lighter vanilla, coffee, and light chocolate. Tastes of vanilla (stronger than aromas), chocolate, lighter roast, and light coffee. jcwattsrugger (12507) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - FEB 7, 2012
12oz bottle-pours black with a light brown head. Aroma is dark malt-molasses/roasty. Taste is dark malt-molasses/roasty/ashy, vanilla, 2nd earthy hops. Not my taste but nicely done.