Vanilla Java Porter
Photo Added: January 06, 2014
Jan 06 / 2014
SourceBJCPAromaRoasty, chocolate with a slight creamy essence about it. Slight note of vanilla but no hint of coffee.AppearanceBrown body with a slight red hue. Too dark to tell calirity. The head is a creamy tan color that lingers for a while thorough out the top.FlavorLow malt sweetness with a hint of chocolate and vanilla. I don't detect any coffee although there is an astringency that may be covering it up.
The linger is moderate with vanilla and chocolate.
As it warms, it becomes sweeter with stronger hints of chocolate and vanilla.MouthfeelLight body compared to the color and aroma. There is a slight astringency from grain or perhaps the coffee. Towards the linger there is a slight metallic noteOverall ImpressionI was expecting more coffee and vanilla. The vanilla is balanced with the light body but the coffee is missing. I feel like the beer should have more substance and have a higher body.Descriptor DefinitionsMetallic - Tinny, coiny, copper, iron, or blood-like flavor.