IslandHaole (1268) - Misawa, JAPAN - FEB 12, 2016
Like used motor oil, opaque dark brown, nearly black. Has a puffy tan head, fades quickly, nice lacing. Has the very expected coffee and unsweetened baking chocolate scents. Hearty Porter taste and as advertised, coffee, chocolate & vanilla. Has a very nice bittersweet, or I should say, sweet then bitter flavor. I was hesitant about the vanilla, expecting a gimmicky artificial vanilla flavor but this is really good, I wouldn’t call it subtle but it is artfully balanced and enhances the Porter flavors instead of overwhelming them. Kudos to the lads at Knee Deep! j12601 (11572) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JAN 16, 2016
On tap at Gingerman after Comic Con. Pours a ruby to cola brown with a medium sized tan head. Chocolate, vanilla, cocoa, soft toast. Soft vanilla. Medium-bodied, smooth chocolate, cocoa, soft vanilla. Cocoa, toffee, lingering vanila. BroSpud (2188) - , Massachusetts, USA - JAN 7, 2016
22oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a slight tan head. Seems like a brown ale to me with vanilla flavoring. It’s not bad but I feel like the vanilla is not making it better just sweeter. Good enough though to make me want to try the imperial version. mateuszk (2670) - Poznań, POLAND - DEC 27, 2015
Bottle. Pours almost black with small beige head. Aroma of vanilla and roasted malt. In taste sweet and roasty with rather sweet vanilla like finish. Medium body, soft carbonation, smooth. Nice but to sweet for me. zgaier (1951) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Bomber. Pours black with a tan head and sweet vanilla, roasted malt aroma. Taste is full of vanilla, creamy with roasted malt and chocolate coffee notes into the finish. Delicious brew
jjgmd (2161) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 6, 2015
With Z, a bomber, pours a rich deep black pour with an ephemeral Java head. Nose is sweet vanilla with rich malt . Taste is sweet vanilla with sweet malt and some hints of a mocha Java. Finishes on the light tasting notes, sweetly with a dry vanilla ending. Light and drinkable ! Quaff Score 8 / 10 tysongillmore (362) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Not enough vanilla flavor, more tobacco flavor. ---Rated via BeerBuddy for iPhone.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone teddybeer (3782) - Madrid, SPAIN - NOV 21, 2015
Black color with a light tan head with short duration. Aroma has notes of roasted malts, light coffee and chocolate. Flavor is slightly bittery, roasty, notes on vanilla. Mild creamy mouthfeel with vanilla notes in the final. weihenweizen (3824) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Refrigerated brown bomber poured into a glass. Clear dark brow with no head. Aroma is dark malt, medium body, low carbonation, and very little lacing. Taste is artificial vanilla and dark malt. tightslice (1307) - Redwood City, California, USA - NOV 6, 2015
Bottle from BevMo! in Redwood City, CA. Aroma is s’mores, vanilla, kid’s chocolate breakfast cereal. Taste is the same with a creamy mouthfeel. Had this back-to-back with Mother Earth Cali Creamin (Vanilla Cream Ale) and both reminded me of kid’s breakfast cereal (without being overly sweet).