wlajwl (7212) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Aroma is slightly oxidized malts and vanilla. The flavor is vanilla, oxidized malts and an acidic/oxidized finish. kramer (6991) - 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. RobertDale (6985) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - JAN 16, 2014
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. luttonm (6979) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Bottle, SBT. Cola, roasty brown. Sweet grassy nose, root beer, sweet, dr. pepper body. So strange, I’m not getting this at all. Kind of sticky, tickling high carbonation. Roasty cream finish. Rather lactic. No thanks, shared it with the drain. Braudog (6906) - 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)
5000 (6900) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - DEC 22, 2012
Bottle:   Deep ruby, thin sudsy tannish head, little lacing.   Soft roasted nose, faint vanilla.   Toasted malts on the tongue, dusty/earthy vanilla follows.   Thankfully not as strong as others, but the vanilla does linger from start to finish, as I suppose it should.   Not as roasty as I would like for a porter.   Body and mouthfeel are average.   Toasted malt finish, vanilla notes but not bright.   Not a big porter, malty nor hoppy, with a vanilla that does seem somewhat artificial.   Not bad I suppose, but nothing I would reach for again. ben4321 (6840) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Location: 12 oz bottle from Oak Tree, 11/30/12
obguthr (6832) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - DEC 8, 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.
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. Patrickctenchi (6811) - 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 (6609) - 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