Scubatrip (610) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - DEC 23, 2012
From the bottle, pours black with a short off white head. Aroma is light, but distinctly chocolate, some vanilla. Smooth, rich tastes of milk chocolate, vanilla beans, whipped cream and marshmallows. Subtle porter flavors and more like a stout. This is really good on a cold day. vexorgtr (29) - Ohio, USA - MAR 4, 2013
This one was a surprise. Leinenkuegel can surprise you sometimes. Although not as rich as many porters, this one is easy to drink and tastes great. If you like vanilla, it’s a winner. It’s very smooth and sweet. BVukelich (37) - Algona, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2013
Bottle to pint glass. My wife actually picked this one up looking to try something new and mild for herself. She’s not a hophead and was willing to share it with me. Not much of a head nor any decent lace left behind. The vanilla is apparent, decent aroma. Taste was fine, sort of reminding me of root beer with less carbonation. Mouthfeel was good and aftertaste didn’t linger much. Overall, I fine beer and I could drink a handful, no problem. Dave11899 (23) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2013
Simple beer. Highly Drinkable. For a more mainstream beer Leinenkugels has a great seasonal selection.
Pours a slightly transparent black with heavy heavy heavy vanilla (delicious) but not overly sweet. Notes of chocolate and caramel.
I’d classify this more of a dark lager than a Porter with its low gravity (lacks thickness/viscosity) but nonetheless delicious. Especially for the price. Great to share with beer geeks or the occasional beer drinker. RCori (1) - - DEC 16, 2014 does not count
I’m not normally a Porter Dark drinker, but I especially liked this one. Vanilla aroma and a bit sweet and to my liking.
oddaroma (139) - Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2012
Dark brownish black. Smells of roasted malt, dry hay, and coffee bean. Taste is malty, coffee, toast, and mildly sweet. Over all the other flavors and smells there is the added vanilla which seems artificial but I dont mind it. Very smooth bodied and drinkable brew. Reminds me alot of Leinenkugels Creamy Dark or 2 Below from New Belgium. poisoneddwarf (2620) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - NOV 30, 2012
12 oz bottle thanks to Roy at work. Pours deep mahogany with a medium collapsing beige head. Aroma is initially worty for a brief moment before doughy bread, vanilla and Christmas spices reveal themselves. Taste is initially sweet before turning bitter mid-palate and remaining that way through the long finish. Vanilla is strong in flavor, yummy. Body seems a little thin. This is quite a tasty little beer. Sweetsilvas (1) - - DEC 12, 2012 does not count
Strong coffee color with tan head. Malty, chocolate aroma with light vanilla undertones. Flavor is light to medium for a porter. Smooth and overall well-rounded. If it had more depth/body, it would be even better. One of my new go-to brews. skoll (420) - Traverse City, Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2013 on tap...Very deep mahogany colored beer when held against the light. Thin beige head. slight Nose of vanilla extract. plesent vanilla flavor with a little bit of the artificial taste that I get in some of the vanilla porters. Some caramel sweetness, milk chocolate, and faint roasted grains, . As is warms there is some burnt caramel corn notes. Not a bad use of vanilla in beer. I really enjoyed this beer on tap more than in the bottle. beaz1591 (238) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 11, 2013
English pint. Pours a dark fizzy chocolate. Hints of chocolate and vanilla. A very tasty beer with just the right combination of chocolate and vanilla.