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Brewed by Box Steam
Style: Porter
Trowbridge, England

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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
Formerly known as Vanilla Porter. Renamed in 2009.
Dark brown in colour, with a subtle vanilla aroma. The vanilla sweetness contrasts nicely with the slight bitterness from the roasted barley and chocolate malts


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lesifflebiere (1404) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 28, 2014
Un porter couleur cola, à la carbonatation faible, mi-mince et odorant (grains légèrement torréfiés, vanille, sucre cuit, un peu de boisé). La bouche donne franchement dans la vanille, on dirait de la crème glacée fondue mais en plus mince. Manque un peu de torque, au fil des gorgées qui réchauffent elle prend un peu de corps, mais le tout demeure assez chétif. Ceci dit, on a affaire à un vrai bon porter britannique, sucré et à l’ancienne, avec des houblons qui concluent la chose de sèche façon. De belles qualités pour compenser les défauts.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2420) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - NOV 17, 2014
Cask @ Belfast Beer Festival [141114]
Black, thin ruby edges, beige frothy head
Aroma of soft vanilla, dark sweet malts, soft chocolate malts, dark toffee
Taste of dark sweet malts, lots of vanilla and quite a lot of dark fruits as well
Palate - Medium to thin body, seemed a bit thin. Fairly sweet.
Overall - Good porter with very noticeable vanilla

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cantabrian (919) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - NOV 17, 2014
This is a rather thin porter, with a nice dark brown colour and brief cream-coloured head. Aromas of dark chocolate, vanilla and some red berry. The flavour is milk chocolate and vanilla. Not too complex, but terribly tasty! Good stuff!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zodiac (54) - - NOV 14, 2014
Nice beer, got it at Nurnberg fair.. No taste of vanilla as it stands, quite dry, however has interesting fullness which is growing how you are getting used to it. A seroius brew maybe not my taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (7616) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
Bottle, shared with TylerDurden. Medium brown, bubbly tan head. Sweet milk chocolate and coffee roast intermingle, vanilla undertones. Roasty dry finish. Medium bodied with a denser flavour profile than expeced for a lighter porter. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
niquillis (1566) - Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 25, 2014
On cask at Congress, Longton. Pours black brown with tan head, A decent porter, very chocolatey but it overpowers any vanilla if there is some. Good though.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (5801) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 21, 2014
Cask at Guildford arms. Pours black, nose is huge vanilla, light roast chocolate, taste is sweet chocolate, liquorice, vanilla.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
martinrumsam (562) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown with thick tan head that does not last. Good aroma of rich chocolate and some coffee. Slightly sweet taste with noticeable chocolate before becoming more tangy with a hint of coffee. Medium carbonation mouthfeel is just a little thin but good overall

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jksipa (483) - Newmarket, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2014
Bottle from LCBO. Pours deep brown with a small tan head. Nose is chocolate, coffee and vanilla undertones. Light sweet chocolate with an equally light and balanced coffee and chocolate bitterness. Some dark fruit lurking in the background. Medium mouth that seems a tad thin with soft carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Raistlin (167) - London, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 4, 2014
Pours rich brown with a thick, big tan froth head. Roast and milk chocolate in the nose. Light sweet flavor with more simple chocolate, light dried fruits, earth. Light in body with soft carbonation. Basic finish with some burnt earth and coco


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