theisti (4237) - Kansas, USA - JAN 7, 2018 OnWisconsin (140) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 11, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 4, 2013 I am surprised this has the low ratings it has as of right now. Had this on draft and came dark with 1 finger of brown sugar head. Aroma was exactly what I thought it should be with a strong hit of vanilla and chocolate. It had a very strong but nice vanilla taste up front followed by sweet chocolate at the fnish. Mouthfeel was light to medium which I wanted as it is a porter with minimal carbonation. In my opinion, as it should with the style and name.
12 oz twist off bottle that was part of the World Market 9 pack Beers of Winter gift from my Mother in Law. MAR2618 printed on bottle neck. The pour is a brown ruby copper with a fizzy one inch light khaki head that is lasting. The aroma is sweet caramel, vanilla and soft roast malt. The taste is sweet cherry vanilla, caramel malt, and a bit of a coffee roast coming through in the finish. The palate is light bodied, very active carbonation and a sweetish vanilla lingering finish. With the sweetness and high carbonation, almost has a soda pop feel to it. patandkendra (12) - Hebron, Indiana, USA - JAN 6, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 6, 2018 Aroma is lightly of vanilla, but there isn’t much of an aroma to this beer. Appearance is what a dark beer should be. Taste is of vanilla, notes of chocolate, and faintly of coffee. Has a mouthfeel with body. kraybr (4) - - DEC 31, 2017 does not count
Good mid sized brewery beer. Pleasant taste is not overpowering. If you are searching for a beer to knock your socks off with a sip, this won’t be the beer for you. It will however provide you with a good beer that you can enjoy all day long. Glad to have gotten this beer for the new year...
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Ihsan (10) - - DEC 25, 2017
No real aroma which is disappointing. Taste is a bit flat but there is a distinct vanilla aftertaste which is pleasant. Pores very dark with a light tan head. Decent beer but not as good as their other offerings.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone MavDunk (140) - - DEC 23, 2017
On tap at Applebee’s. Light nutty chocolate aroma. Barely. Taste doesn’t do much for me. Some malts and cardboard. Maybe vanilla. Meh.
snider75 (6) - - DEC 23, 2017 does not count
I actually really like this beer. I was totally surprised because I wouldn’t normally drink a beer this dark. I will definitely drink more of this one!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone prongs100 (4) - - DEC 22, 2017 does not count
No vanilla tastevvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv via Beer Buddy for iPhone mjmoen (628) - - DEC 19, 2017
B-. Pours a black color with khaki head. Has a unique flavor, subtle vanilla muttsy (3) - - DEC 15, 2017 does not count
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2017 Weak body, hyper cabonation. Don’t taste much by way of Porter/Coffee tones or vanilla. drpimento (3815) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 10, 2017
The aroma flavor and body are all suffering from a weak malt bill. The concept is good as I pick up some of the claimed qualities of dark malts roastiness, vanilla, burnt sugar but the thinness does damage.