bkurtz (1095) - Florida, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Pours brown with ruby highlights and a creamy head. Vanilla is very present, tastes artificial and overpowering. Thin for a porter. Not good. ajtrupp (340) - Broomfield, Colorado, USA - JAN 15, 2014
My rating might lower if I had more than one. It's a very good beer, but its sweetness could get a little cloying after one.
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12oz bottle from Crossroads Spirits. Pour a thin clear dark brown color with a small fast fading foamy khaki head. Aroma of roasted coffee, dark cocoa, ash, but not getting any vanilla in the aroma. Taste of burnt coffee, bitter dark chocolate, ash, and a hint of vanilla extract in the aftertaste. coyforce (684) - California, USA - JAN 15, 2014
Nice tasty Porter. Pour is black with no head. Delicious flavor of light roasted malt. Palidor19 (3188) - Brandon, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Only a mild rep to what a Xmas porter should taste like. Mild malts with a bland finish. Slight bits of vanilla and wood are in a secondary taste
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Motobashi (107) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 12, 2014
Light caramel with a slight floral scent. Alcohol smell present.
Dark reddish brown, but clear pour with minimal head that disappeared quickly.
A medium body, lightly bitter. Soft carbonation.
I can’t taste the vanilla but overall a nice flavoured beer.
jkwood04 (5448) - Connecticut, USA - JAN 12, 2014
On tap in a shaker. Pours brown with a beige head. Aroma of light dark malts, light chocolate, vanilla, and dough. Flavor the same, like a watered down porter. Average texture. Not great. stevoj (5040) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 11, 2014
Not bad. Vanilla in the aroma doesn’t mix as well as it does in the taste. Sweetness at first made me think of a baltic porter, but roast grains( and bitterness) are present under the vanilla. Slight bitterness on the palate, and overall mouthfeel is just a touch on the watery side. Otherwise, better than I expected. jbuzz (830) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Nice dark color and average head. Vanilla is not overly sweet some Carmel sand toasted hints. polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle. Aroma has notes of vanilla, chocolate, caramel, floral hops. Very dark brown that sits black in the glass. Average off-white head. Flavor is heavy sweet and medium bitter. Palate is medium bodied and watery with average carbonation. Overall an average porter which is better than what I expected.