mcberko (18979) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 26, 2016
On tap at SunUp, pours black with a tiny beige head. Aroma brings out lots of vanilla upfront, followed by light toasted malt. Flavour incorporates the vanilla well with the toasted malt. A vanilla bomb without being overwhelming. Nicely done. Jmuncey (16) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 22, 2016
Sun Up Vanilla Porter is likely the best vanilla porter I have ever had the pleasure of tasting. It knocked Breckenridge out of the top spot for me personally. It has a very nice vanilla finish that is not at all bitter or over powering.
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Tap. Jet black with ruby highlights. Vanilla, toast, some coffee notes, and dark fruit in the aroma. Flavor is similar, vanilla sweetness but quite balanced, toast, very faint roasty coffee with a prune ending note. Medium slick body. beerbaaron (2046) - Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Draft at brewpub. Black with a fair beige head, partly lasting. Bigger light body. Slick. Cocoa. Milk chocolate. Moderate roasted malt. Mild vanilla. Not Overly sweet, nor does the vanilla go overboard thankfully. Mild to moderate bitterness and roastiness. Lingering light roast and touch of vanilla. Tasty and refreshing. Would have it again. phaleslu (10673) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 21, 2014
Draft taster at the brewpub. Pours a deep brown with a medium beige head that settles into a lasting ring. A lot of vanilla and chocolate, with molasses, tobacco, and toast. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a sticky mouthfeel. Not bad, but not complex, like the description promies.
rickyleepotts (104) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Whoa. I didn’t see that coming. That’s good. That’s really good. Granted, I’m using the Breckenridge vanilla porter as my base. The finish on this is sick, though. I don’t typically like this brewery, but this and the White Russian are legit. Aurelius (5572) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Black, creamy tan head. Great aroma - creamy vanilla and roast. Sweetish, mild, cafe au lait character. Medium to slightly light body. Bitterness balanced, but a little under-carbonated. On tap, brewpub. deaconmike (470) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - JUN 17, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Deep walnut, mocha cap. Aroma is better than the taste - sweet chocolate and roast. Taste introduces a bitterness that is just slightly unpleasant. Dry finish. Medium body. Overall, decent brew. Beergeek23322 (2643) - Chester, Virginia, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Sampled at the brewpub. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Vanilla on the nose blended with roasted malts. Good structure without being overly sweet. The roasted malts and chocolate flavors goes well with the vanilla. cubs (10714) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Tap @ Sun Up. Pours a fairly clear, deep brown appearance with a light brown head. Big vanilla bean, chocolate, mildly roasty malty aroma. Somewhat thin, Vanilla Coke, dull chocolate, slightly toasty flavor. Tastes decent but thin and one dimensional.