Braudog (6710) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle. Pours, looks and smells like a porter. There’s a definite vanilla essence in the aroma, and an evenly tilted vanilla swirl in the flavor, too. Not bad. (#5339, 11/23/2013) 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. ajnepple (6606) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 8, 2013
12 oz bottle from Evergreen Discount. Black with a small tan head. Vanilla, milk chocolate, caramel, sugar, sweet malts, light coffee and roast. A little too sweet. Patrickctenchi (6586) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Pours deep brown with red backlights.....short, whipped, tan head.
Scent is malt, vanilla..a little nutty.
Taste is chocolate and vanilla....creamy.
A little bit thin, but a very nice, sweet flavour....a nice dessert beer...and a bargain for the price. blutt59 (6564) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2013
on tap, dark brown with creamy tan head, aroma of chocolate and vanilla, flavor is similar albeit a little soft as expected , but decent smooth beer
Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - DEC 1, 2012
Courtesy of northernbrewsben4321 (6502) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Bottle: The aroma consists roasted nuts, light caramel, chocolate, and a hint of vanilla. It pours a dark brown with some faint orange highlights. It has a small beige head that quickly fades to a ring around the edges of the glass. The flavor starts with a quick dose of sweet chocolate, caramel, and vanilla notes. The finish has light-moderate roasted nuts with a touch of coffee. It’s light bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, considering it’s from Leinenkugel, I expected it to be much sweeter. It’s not that sweet and the vanilla isn’t over the top.
Location: 12 oz bottle from Oak Tree, 11/30/12
RobertDale (6470) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 16, 2014
Aroma: The nose has some chocolate malts, roast, and a pretty good amount of vanilla
Appearance: This beer pours a dark brown color with a small beige head and almost no lace
Flavor: The taste has even more vanilla then the nose, with the other malts moving into the background. It comes off rather sweet, with a little roast, chocolate, and just a hint (of hardly noticeable) bitterness.
Palate: It is medium bodied, though it’s quite sweet, its not particularly sticky, but it does feel a little too fizzy
I thought this was a pretty decent one. Considering that it is from Leiney, I wasn’t expecting much, but it turned out alright. It’s a little too sweet and a little too fizzy for me, but it has some nice components. Decent stuff, not great, but it exceeded my expectations.
12 ounce bottle. Pours dark brown with a decent beige head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, caramel, and vanilla. Taste is sweet malt, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, and a bit of coffee. Finish is dry. Kind of thin for a porter. Easy enough to drink. Suttree (6385) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Black, no head. Faint aroma of vanilla and chocolate. Taste is vanilla and chocolate, plus some odd tart notes that seem kind of out of place. I’ve had worse, I’ve had better... obguthr (6344) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 2014
Mild pecan nose. Clear ruby black, medium tan, good lace. Vanilla dominant, kibble underneath. Doughy finish. Medium body, moderate carbonation. Mild residual sweetness that isn’t too off-putting. Good.