TBone (17990) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 27, 2015
Bottle at San Juan. Dark brown color, small beige head. Aroma has rye bread and soya sauce. Light to medium-bodied. Cola-like sweetness, ryebread, hints of chocolate and vanilla. Quite light porter for this abv. superspak (5874) - Waterford, Michigan, USA - FEB 23, 2015
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, best before 3/17/2014. Pours crystal clear dark reddish brown color with a 1-2 finger dense khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of milk chocolate, vanilla, caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, light nuttiness, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt and vanilla notes; with decent strength. Taste of milk chocolate, vanilla, caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, light cocoa, light nuttiness, herbal, and toasted earthiness. Minimal roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, vanilla, caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, light cocoa/nuttiness, and herbal/toasted earthiness on the finish for a short bit. Good balance, complexity, and solid robustness of dark/bready malt and vanilla flavors; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and light-medium bodied; with a very smooth and lightly creamy mouthfeel that is okay. Alcohol is well hidden with zero warming present after the finish. Overall this is a solid vanilla porter. All around good balance, complexity, and solid robustness of dark/bready malt and vanilla flavors; and very smooth to drink. Definitely very toned down for a porter, but the flavors were quite nice and balanced. A pleasantly enjoyable offering. ordybill (1815) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- Has a really interesting vanilla bean aroma with malt mixed into the smell.
Appearance- Has a great reddish tint with a very small white head.
Taste- You can taste the vanilla and malt, I really enjoyed it.
Palate- A medium bodied beer with light carbonation. It had an oily texture and didn’t have an aftertaste.
Overall- An interesting beer, I liked it. I don’t think I could sit and pound them one after another but it has a really good unique flavor.
Beachmaster (578) - Oklahoma, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Can into a pint glass. Pours a clear reddish brown, with a medium khaki head. Nose is faint aroma of malt and vanilla, and the taste follows the nose. Rather thin mouth feel, and not as flavorful as the nose would lead you to expect. Joakgust (1473) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 12, 2015
Bottle. Clear red brown beer with a large beige head. Aroma is malty with notes of caramel, vanilla, chocolate and milk. Flavor is malty with notes of caramel, vanilla, chocolate biscuits and dried fruit. Sweet and slightly unbalanced.
AirForceHops (7675) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 10, 2015
12 oz. bottle. Darker brown / almost black color. Aroma is pure vanilla extract and light chocolate notes. The body is thin even for Porter standards. Vanilla extract though the sip without much else backing it up. Light cocoa powder, carbonation needs to be tuned down, touch to fizzy. Drinkable not overly sweet but not much to it. BeerInHeaven (467) - Brillion, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 1, 2015
pours an opaque cola brown with a thick frothy tan head. Great lacing. Aroma is very malty. Taste is clean with sweet malt with a hint of vanilla. Long lingering sweet finish with just a hint of bitter coming in on the very end. My favorite thus far from Leiny’s. Itzjerm (3074) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JAN 31, 2015
A nice beer but has a medicine type ending. Good vanilla aroma. Nice head. Balanced a bit thin.
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Dark ruby, light brown foam head. Strong vanilla aroma and also vanillla dominating taste. (Houston 201501) rdixon77 (2944) - Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2015
Black pour. Has roasty aroma with a vanilla extract artificially aroma. Taste about the same. It's fine, slightly wintery. Big sweet.