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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


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (13513) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2014
Draft at the Great British Beer Festival 2014, Day 1 - London. 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 cocoa. Fine, easy.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rlgk (12821) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
Black beer wirth a beige head. Chocolate and vanilla aroma, raisins and milk. Thin chocolate flavor caramel and soot. Thin bodied, not my kind of beer.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (17446) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
12th August 2014
GBBF Day 1. Cask. Clear deep amber beer, small pale tan head. Palate is light and dry. Not much carbonation. Mild dark malts with a little powdery dark chocolate. Touch of dark fruits. Light finish. Bit thin but it tastes okay.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (12058) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
Cask at GBBF ’14, day 1, 12/08/14. Light black with a good sized tan covering that retains well. Nose is roast malt, chocolate, brown bread, earthy notes. Taste comprises cocoa powder, dark malts, light roast. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying close. Ok porter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (5680) - Utah, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Cask at GBBF
Dark brown/black with a medium sized off-white head, good lacing. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Flavors are chocolate and fruity
Good, thin

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (3657) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Tap, dark pour, off white head, nose is chocolate, taste is chocolate, spicy, awesome.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tayll85 (14) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
Drinking at the CAMRA 2014 Great British Beer Festival. From cask. Chocolate, coffee, deliciously drinkable.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niall73 (2165) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2014
Gravity cask at GBBF 2014, 12/08/14. Pours a dark reddy brown with an off white head> Choc, grass, light leather aroma - a hint of spice too. Light body, light carbonation. Grass, milk choc, a hint of lemon, a light herby thing too. A bit thin. OK.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (2912) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 13, 2014
Cask at GBBF. Dark brown, a few bubbles on top. Aroma is light and malty. Body is soft, pretty foamy, light. Taste is thin, malty, some resin and dark fruit. Below average overall.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (8455) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
Cask at GBBF 2014. It pours deep brown with a small beige head. The nose is toasty, cocoa, dirt, earth, roast, coffee and some meatiness. The taste is softy, roast, mild acidity, coffee, toast, cocoa and wood with a dry finish. Light-medium body and low carbonation. Ok...


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