mribm (462) - Ocala, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2013
There was nothing special about this porter...and I think they forgot the vanilla in my 6 pack. While the beer wasn’t offensive tasting, it was bland, had little head, no lacing and nothing special going for it. I would only drink this again in a pinch. Ratman197 (14674) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a lingering ring of tan foam. Aromas of roastiness, cocoa and light vanilla. Palate was light bodied and crisp. Flavors of vanilla, cocoa and light roastiness with a crisp lingering vanilla finish. kramer (6682) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Tap. Pours a clear brown body with a minimal fizzy beige head that faded to a thin film. The nose is pretty minimal, especially with how cold it was served, but there is a little light roast, coffee, and vanilla bean. The flavor is pretty well dominated by the vanilla beans, so much so that it tastes pretty artificial. There’s some roast, chocolate, and a big of a black strap molasses like sweetness on the finish. Not bad, but a little too one dimensional to be really good. zach8270 (4022) - Henrietta, New York, USA - FEB 4, 2013
(bottle - 12 oz - Night of the Titans 2013) Found a bottle in the fridge near the end of the night so I tried it. Brown pour with a light puffy head. Sweet vanilla and roasted malt aroma, almost like a roasty milkshake. Flavor has some of that mildly fake vanilla extract flavor mixing with some light and watered down coffee with some cocoa stirred in. Not bad but nothing special either. Decent porter. johnnyoski (445) - Macomb, Michigan, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a quickly disappearing tan head. Big vanilla aroma, with tones of chocolate and coffee. The vanilla may not taste natural, but there’s no mistaking its flavor. Slighly bitter, cocoa finish. Creamy texture with average carbonation. A little thin but its a simple recipe that works well for the Winter. Probably my favorite Leiny offering.
daknole (11044) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Draft at the Phoenix Open. Dark brown pour, light head. Sweet vanilla, chocolate flavora. A tad artificial but not awful. Elwood (3336) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2013
Serving: 12 oz. bottle from Wegmans Leesburg. It pours a deep cola like color with a small, tan head. The nose smells like musty vegetables, fake vanilla, and rotting wood. The flavor, thankfully, is much better. Heavy vanilla with milk chocolate and a touch of lingering off vegetal notes. Medium to full body. There are certainly worse beers, but this one has it’s fair share of rough edges. tennessejed420 (940) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 3, 2013
pours dark brown with tan foam. Aroma of cocoa, milk, vanilla. Medium bodied. Flavor is lightly roasted, with notes of cocoa and vanilla, caramel. Better than I expected, not bad. jandd1983 (4276) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - FEB 3, 2013
It poured a dark brown color with a cream colored head. The aroma was of roasted malts mixed with chocolate and vanilla. The taste was similar. The vanilla was definitely there, but not overwhelmingly, and it gave way to some pleasant roasted bitterness. A very good Vanilla Porter. Gription79 (2886) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle. The aroma is filled with vanilla and green apple(acetaldehyde?), slight roasted malt character. The flavor is dominated by the vanilla. There is a creamy mouth feel. Overall this is thin and bland.