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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.53/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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Porterback porter with vanilla.

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2.9
Panzuriel (2496) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - JUL 2, 2017
Appearance: Dark brown. Opaque. Tight layer of tan foam Nose: Deeply roasted malts, coffee and a very strong element of vanilla Taste: Very vanilla. Deeply roasted malts with aspects of caramel and coffee but primarily vanilla with a bit of sweetness. Body: medium to fuller. Parting thoughts: while vanilla coffee beer might be something I would expect to like quite a bit, but beer became too much through the course of the sample. I imagine that the vanilla, scorched malts and sweetness became a bit too much for me.

3.4
kathouse (1942) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - MAY 24, 2017
Much better than the original. Vanilla smoothes out the ashen finish. Still has a burnt coffee flavor with residual sweetness.

3.5
DialSquare (5234) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 6, 2017
On tap at Bon Chon in Columbus (of all places): blackish, tan head. aroma of vanilla, cocoa. tastes are along the same lines, toasty. ok.

3.7
Dogbrick (14521) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 31, 2016
Sample at Kraft House No. 5 during the "Pigskin Brewing Tap Takeover" on 09/29/2016. Dark brown color with a medium tan head that recedes quickly to a dense film. Small patches of lace. Vanilla, malt and chocolate aroma. Medium body with flavors of roast malt, vanilla and coffee. The finish is roasty with a vanilla mocha aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.8
shrubber85 (11961) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 31, 2016
Draft (regular draft). Vanilla, chocolate malt, and hay aroma. Black with large tan head. Moderately sweet vanilla, chocolate malt, and mildly bitter dry hay flavor. Good body. Okay but vanilla dominates.

3.8
jtclockwork (18178) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2016
Draft - pours dark brown tan head - nose/taste of vanilla, chocolate and light bourbon - med body

3.4
Ferris (18267) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 12, 2016
Draft - Cocoa ant tons of vanilla. Jet black with a small brown head. Al out all vanilla and some light chocolate.

3.4
phaleslu (11181) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 8, 2016
Draft at Arch City Tavern, served in a flight. Pours a deep brown, not quite opaque, with a small beige head that settles into a thin lasting cap. Notes of cocoa and vanilla beans, mild toast, and a hint of earth. Really simple. Light-bodied, with modest carbonation and a smooth, sweet mouthfeel. Not bad.

3.7
edgallow (4847) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Draft sampler pours black with a tan head. Aroma of vanilla and chocolate. Taste is vanilla, coffee and chocolate.

3.7
JStax (7522) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Draft sample at the source. The beer is a darker brown to black with a khaki head of foam. The aroma has nice vanilla bean sweetness coming through with a toffee and chocolate background. More of a sweet beer, and much sweeter than the base beer. Medium body and medium carbonation.


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