obguthr (6358) - 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. kaser (6312) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Poured from bottle. Good vanilla and chocolate smell and flavor. Not to over powering. Smooth. Somewhat rich. I surprisingly like this nuplastikk (6289) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 16, 2013
Tap at Brink. Amber-brown, stained glass. Creamy beige head. The vanilla is huge and overpowering, really the only thing going on. Medium bodied, very easy to drink for the ABV, probably because it is so sweet. Too sweet to go back for more, not a quality offering. My score seems way too high. luttonm (6276) - 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. dmac (6264) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Draft at Park East. Poured a thinner super dark brown body with minimal head. Aroma started off with some celery and dry vanilla that leads to an artificial syrup along with green veggies. The body is thinner with subtle carbonation and a syrupy finish. Flavor is artificial vanilla, dark toast, green veggies. Blah and fake overall.
decaturstevo (6244) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAR 18, 2013
Brown pour with hints of red and off white head. Aroma is light roasted malt and vanilla. Flavor is sweet malt and alot of vanilla. Pretty dominated by a fake vanilla flavor. A tad of a sour finish. Medium body with ok carbonation. A roast malt bitter and a sweet vanilla finish. A beer I could but wouldn’t drink 6 of. JK (6162) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - NOV 9, 2012
Not very good. Black. Light vanilla in the aroma and under-flavored. Some malt, but I certainly wouldn’t call it rich, as the palate is rather thin. There are several better vanilla porters out there. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 9, 2013
Dark brown-red with a white head. The aroma is fairly faint but I get a hint of vanilla and some chocolate. The flavor has some artificial vanilla notes as well as some toasted malt, nuts and chocolate. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Reviewed from notes.
This was poured into a pint glass.
The appearance was a dark hazy brown color with dark orange/copper tints along the side of the glass.
The smell had a decent bready to roasty coffee notes with a light smoke and vanilla.
The taste was lightly sweet and semi-roasty with a light vanilla rolling underneath here and there.
On the palate, this sat about a light on the body with a semi-sessionable quality to it. The carbonation was actually fairly smooth with the same finish
Overall, this was just okay because the flavorings in the aroma and taste didn’t really seem to show a real depth. Almost as if it was just thrown in and not necessarily blended that well. If anything, I do like the idea that they put out with this one. Skyview (6055) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2012
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Heritage Liquors in Maplewood, MN. Pours a clear dark brown amber colored brew with a fast dissipating beige head that leaves behind a thin white ring and a film top, with minimal lacing. Aroma of vanilla, a hint of roasted chocolate malt, light coffee and white chocolate. Taste is medium bodied, flavors of roasted chocolate malt, plenty of vanilla bean, a hint of cinnamon and light coffee. Finish is semi-sweet, some smooth character with a slowly disappearing vanilla and light caramel aftertaste. The vanilla presence is touch overwhelming making more of an after dinner specialty porter than a meal beverage.