Alengrin (5554) - BELGIUM - AUG 23, 2017
Can shared by Nelson at Gents Bierfestival, cheers man! Lightly lacing, thick and very dense, creamy, pale yellowish beige head, very dark chestnut brown colour bordering on black. Aroma of very strong, almost overpowering vanilla (as in vanilla ice cream or vanilla extract), chestnut cream sauce, chocolate ’truffles’, hazelnut paste, some iron, raw spinach, haemoglobin. Sweet, very creamy onset, unmistakably on nitrogen like a can of Guinness with a widget in it; in contrast with this silkiness, mouthfeel is thin and feels undercarbonated, so I guess the nitrogen has already volatilized a bit during its long journey from Canada to Belgium. Nutty malt sweet body, bit chocolatey, with growing vanilla presence retronasally, eventually dominating the finish; tad metallic. Brief herbal hop bitter touch in the end. Straightforward and relatively simple, but I do love vanilla so this could hardly go wrong, I guess - just too bad for the thin, undercarbonated mouthfeel. azzurro (337) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUL 8, 2017
Got this one part of the LCBO special Winter pack. I was not expecting much and was pleasantly surprised. Very smooth, it has a nice smooth creamy taste. Definitely worth the experience. Gluepot (665) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - APR 25, 2017
A porter this thin is kinda doomed to mediocrity. Lots of vanilla and sweet chocolate, but a bit of a muddle. mikkopen (1185) - Guelph, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 9, 2017
440 ml can. Clear dark reddish brown colour, creamy tan head. Caramel-sweet aroma with vanilla, roasted malt, notes of coffee and chocolate. The flavour is roasted malty, with caramel, vanilla and chocolate, and a mildly bitter roasted finish with coffee notes. OK. AleRider78 (1388) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2016
Had a pint at the Ottawa brewpub. Head is a pretty big creamy off white thick coat. Has a dark brown appearance. Thick dirty lacing. Has strong vanilla aromas and roasted malts. Flavours are dark roasted malts, light chocolate, mild vanilla with hints of light coffee. Has great retention and a smooth mouthfeel. Mildly spiced and in the aftertaste as well. Perfect winter warming type beer.
Tognetta (951) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 2, 2016
Marrom escura, espuma bege bastante cremosa e densa. Vanilla, chocolate, espresso leve. Paladar de leve dulçor e amargor torrado. Corpo cremoso leve, leve carbonataçao. Praticamente um milkshake achocolatado, boa drinkabikity. Gostei. DeanF (2471) - Alberta, CANADA - MAR 7, 2016
Can. Fizzy can. Can exploded all over the floor, luckily I got to the sink in time. So it’s got a pretty good creamy head, not great, bright dark brown body. Aroma is artificial vanilla and malt notes, definitely macro smells there in terms of porter stuff going on. Flavour is marble cake, hints of chocolate, lots of vanilla as promised. Sweet finish, no crispness. Not especially exciting but a good safe choice for people afraid of darker beers. katrinaez (2147) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2016
Light vanilla aroma matches light vanilla taste. Pours with heavy head. Average porter. Can. bdleedahl (478) - , Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 9, 2016
Full bodied with a creamy nitrogen head. The vanilla is the dominant flavour, but not overpowering, overall really nice beer. Drank in Toronto airport.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Frank (4220) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2015
Typical bland nitro stout with a heavy handed dose of vanilla. It’s creamy, lightly roasty with a slight cherry and vanilla notes along with chocolate. Not as gross as some nitro stouts and kinda works as a dessert beer.