Brewed by Box Steam
Style: Porter
Trowbridge, England


on tap

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RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
StDevil (84) - POLAND - SEP 13, 2015
Light brown beer with a white small head. The aroma of chocolate and some vanilla. The taste of chocolate and a little roasted. The beer is watery, light and drinkable. Not Bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swaroga (2106) - Gdańsk, POLAND - AUG 7, 2015
It’s dark brown and we can easy see through it. The head is small but lasts and has a creamy colour. Aroma is milk chocolate, orange and vanilla. Flavour has a strong vanilla background, good chocolate back bone yet it is watered down and makes this beer easy to drink. In this case it isn’t destroying the beer since its still quite rich and enjoyable. That’s a proper pint.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StueyD (1566) - Heacham, Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2015
A dark reddish brown coloured beer with a frothy but weak off white head. A strong woody vanilla aroma, some caramel malt as well. Medium dry mouthfeel. An interesting combination of smooth and slightly sweet vanilla, with a bitter pithy hop flavour and a background of dry biscuity malt, ensures a well rounded and balanced finish. Bottle from Lidl, Fakenham.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SarkyNorthener (4071) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUL 3, 2015
Bottle from lidl, Burton. Dark brown beer with small bubbly head and patchy lacing. Aroma of vanilla and chocolate. Taste is chocolate, vanilla and light roasted malts. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12878) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 13, 2015
A dark brown porter with a thick brown head, receding. In aroma, sweet fruity chocolate with nice vanilla, musty but nice. In mouth, a nice sweet caramel chocolate malt with light vanilla and coffee, still solid after 3 years. BB July 2012.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2015
From my backlogg: Sample at GBBF 2014. Black beer with a beige head. Chocolate and vanilla aroma. Chocolate caramell vanilla flavour. A thin beer...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
puren (698) - Starogard Gd., POLAND - MAY 29, 2015
Prezentacja: czarne nieprzejrzyste, piana skąpa, szybko niknie, lacing słaby ;
Aromat: bardzo mocny - wanilia, czekolada słodka, śmietanka, lekko kawa ;
Odczucie: wodniste, solidnie nasycone, gryzie w przełyk przy przełykaniu, kwaskowy kawowy finisz ;
Smak: kawa i wanilia, kwaskowa paloność ;
Ogólnie: wyraziste, nie przegięte. .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (4775) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - MAY 7, 2015
Poured deep dark brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of vanilla, sweet berries, soft malt. Light to medium body, flavour as the aroma, moderately sweet and malty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
deanso (9019) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 9, 2015
50cl bottle from ABCBeers. Thick creamy off white head. Vanilla aroma. Smooth vanilla aftertaste with a slight bitterness and light chocolate. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gorbalev (3000) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle, LCBO. Dark brown, cola like fizziness when poured, cola like bubbly head that disappears. Aroma is nice - vanilla, roasted barley notes. Lots of vanilla up front but not over the top. A really neat earthy undertone in behind the roasted barley. Chocolaty as well. A very beat unique take on a vanilla porter - I really enjoyed it.

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