abatdorf (8) - Lock Haven, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2017 does not count Cakes (493) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 7, 2009
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 11/20
Not bad. but overrated.
Not as good as Yuengling Porter or even Michelob Porter.
This beer has a deep, rich, brown color, medium to full body, and finishes with a smooth . It was good, perhaps above average.
A little light for a porter -I thought.
UPDATED: NOV 24, 2017 As a fan of shoo fly pie, I was really looking forward to this when I saw it. However, it left me wanting. It is good, it's just mostly vanilla with molasses showing up only on the back of the tongue very lightly. Malty, and an overall good porter. I wouldn't compare it to shoo fly though ehaak26 (725) - - NOV 12, 2017
Bottle from Thousands of Beers in Erie. Aroma of toasted malts, some vanilla, no molasses to speak of. Really thin palate. jcartamdg (3539) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2016
Pours a dark brown with a thick off white head. Aroma of molasses, brown sugar, roast and vanilla. Taste follows. Pretty sweet but that’s what they are going for. FROTHINGSLOSH (8164) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2016
Sampled from a 12 oz brown bottle this beer poured a very dark brown color with orange highlights and a large foamy orange-tan head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was sweet and toasty with vanilla, molasses and nut notes. The flavor was sweet with toffee, molasses, nut and vanilla. Long finish. medium body. Solid. Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2016
Poured a darker brown with an off white head. Aroma was vanilla, chocolate. Flavor similar, a bit too much vanilla for me, but a bit under ate and hated on because of the brewer.
DandyWolfFloyd (1213) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Aroma - has some marshmallow and roast
Appearance - dark brown body with an off-white head that settles out to a 1/4" head.
Taste - is a nice bit of roast, a little nice dark sugar - possibly rich molasses, and some vanilla
Palate - not overly thick, a bit of fizz, and some lasting roast.
Nice little beer
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone katrinaez (2307) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2015
It is what it says. Sugary and sweet with Brown sugars and molasses. Deep black color, but transparent. Light chocolate aroma. Barley and a bit of hops, but the caramel is what makes it. Tap MercyDevice (365) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Pours a very deep brown with a foamy light brown head. Flavorful, with vanilla, spice, bread, and molasses notes. Very good. Beerdedone (3460) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a dense tan head. Aroma of chocolate, molasses and faint vanilla. Flavor was sweet & roasty with molasses, chocolate, mild vanilla, and some notes of coffee with a dry finish. Kenz (5) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 24, 2014 does not count
Aroma very strong sugary
Medium head pretty bubbly
Vanilla on the front with a super syrupy thick molasses finish
Sweet and delicious