bluejacket74 (1996) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2012
12 ounce bottle, stamped with FEB1113 on it, I assume that’s the best by date. Served in a Sam Adams Perfect Pint glass, when held up to the light the beer pours a dark reddish/brown color with about an inch tan head. Head retention and lacing are both decent enough. The brew smells like vanilla, roasted malt, milk chocolate and some coffee. The taste is pretty much the same as the aroma, except that the chocolate flavor is both bittersweet and milk chocolate. Also, I think the flavors are a little stronger in comparison to the aroma. Mouthfeel/body is light/medium, it’s a bit smooth and creamy. I think it’s a solid brew. Got a single bottle from a friend of mine for free, so I’m not sure about the price of this beer. zgaier (1968) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Pours an amber brown with a tan head and aroma of chocolate, vanilla, and roasted malt. Taste is sweet, of roasted malt with light chocolate and vanilla notes with a sweet, malty finish. MacBoost (1963) - Victor, New York, USA - NOV 29, 2013
I like ths a bunch. Poured a thin dark brown, almost black with a small light tan head. Aromas of vanilla and chocolate sundae. Taste is milkshake like powdery and porter. Finishes with a marshmallow kick. Good. kathouse (1942) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - MAR 22, 2015
Dark red with a thick khaki foam. Aroma is a combination of vanilla, chocolate, and light coffee. Flavor has a considerable coffee presence and bitterness with just a hint of the vanilla in the finish. Kind of distracting for me. andyhwcinc (1886) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Enjoyed at Thanksgiving dinner with my family, straight from the bottle. I didn’t take tasting notes for this one, but remember it being pretty decent. I’m typically not a big fan of the beers from this brewery, but this one was pretty smooth with decadent vanilla notes and light chocolate. Would definitely have this again.
raymow (1865) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2014
bottled - has a nice sweet aroma and flavor. you can taste the vanilla in there too. Not bad. wxman (1865) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Pours a clear dark cola color with a respectable khaki head that diminishes rather quickly to a thin coating at the surface. Aroma is roasted malt, chestnuts and baker’s vanilla. Vanilla comes through in the taste as well, along with buttery biscuits, sweet roasted malt and some coffee and cocoa. Texture is thinner than a porter should be and of course the head disappeared, but these are only asthetics. The taste is pretty decent and enjoyable. jflopsu (1862) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 28, 2013
Pours a dark black with light brown head. Has a faint roasted malt aroma, but not strong. A nice mixed taste of vanilla, roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Aftertaste is similar to a vanilla latte. GranvilleTim (1857) - Granville, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Brown pour with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt and slight vanilla. Taste is blah. A little metallic at the aftertaste. Vanilla was weak. tnkw01 (1857) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Tap. Started out with such potential. Nice brown amber color. Decent head and some lace. Aroma, was wonderful. Oaky vanilla. But the taste was a let down. Blend of favors was really good just weak and watery.