PhillyCraft (7235) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Dark brown pour with tiny bubbled beige head, good lacing webs. Aroma is roasted malt, cocoa, fruit, and smoke. Vanilla really didn’t come thru till taste. Taste is copious amounts of vanilla bean, so much sugary vanilla bean sweetness, smoked malt, bitter and dry finish. Nice porter. Vanilla coke. I liked this one but the sweetness in the flavor was a bit too much. Aromas was insane. Macegan75 (845) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 17, 2012
Bottle from Capone’s. Pours a dark brown with caramel colored hew; there is some head that lingers. Nose is sweet smelling vanilla and roasted notes. first sip is nice comb of roasted flavors and mild smoke also present. finish is nice touch of cream soda. marcus (10231) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Bottle shared by beerboxer. Pours dark brown with a thick beige head and a chocolate aroma. There is a dry smoked malt flavor with a huge vanilla finish. Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Pours mostly unclear dark amber with a beige head. The aroma brings sweet vanilla beans, very prevalent and enjoyed on my sweet tooth, and some earthy malts and just a tad of smoke. The flavor brings sweet vanilla, light roastiness and smokiness pleasant on the tongue. The vody is definitely lighter but right on for the style. oRos (1675) - sacramento, California, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Taste is Smokey and vanilla. Has a nice smoke aroma. Color is black with a little bit of head.
AWISLguy (3109) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle from Antioch Fine Wine and Spirits. Pours a very dark brown with a very fine tannish head. Nice lacing. Aroma has coffee, fudge, sweet vanilla with a malt presence. Taste is of roasted malts, sweet chocolate and vanilla with some smoke. The vanilla comes through stronger further down in the glass, as does the smoke. Finishes sweetly with some roasting and some length. Very tasty. Somewhat dessert-ish, but not overly so. tkrjukoff (4335) - SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle 33 cl, tnx to rlgk. Pours black with some ruby tones, nice tanned creamy head leavin laces. Aroma is vanilla roasted malts smokey acidy slightly sweet. Flavor is acidy coffee roasted malty bitter dry and astringent. A bit too one dimensional. Finishes bitter bitter roasted dry, a bit of a dissapointment. rlgk (18850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle. Dark amber beer with a brownish head. Vanilla and chocolate aroma, smoked, licorice, tar, figs, plums, tar notes, milky, cocoa powder, raisins, some dusty notes. Vanilla flavor, spicy, chocolate, mint, hay notes, a bit thin bodied, plums, licorice, some roasted notes, a bit astringent. ben4321 (6510) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - SEP 14, 2012
Location: 12 oz bottle from Sparrow, 9/14/12
OldGrowth (3474) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - SEP 13, 2012
Aroma: The nose is rather sweet, lots of vanilla, chocolate, and some underlying roasted coffee
Appearance: It pours a medium-dark brown color with a beige head and medium-heavy lace
Flavor: The smoke and roast come out more to balance out the sweetness of the vanilla and chocolate
Palate: This one has a rather creamy feel, a light-medium body, and a soft carbonation
This was not what I was expecting at all. A lot of the roast and smoke is gone compared to the other versions, and there is a ton of sweetness from the vanilla. It still works pretty well, but it’s just completely different then I thought it would be.
bottle, from Triangle Wine. Good aroma, smoke, sweet. big meaty smokey with nice whisps of vanilla, Clean dark orangy brown, good head, that faded to a ring, spotty lace. Sweet flavor. Mediun body, smooth creamy mouthfeel, sweet smokey finish. Pretty good, like the play with smoke and vanilla. flavor warmed up nicely.