Brewed by Box Steam
Style: Porter
Trowbridge, England


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RATINGS: 171   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
puren (567) - 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 (8114) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPC1524 (86) - Devon, ENGLAND - FEB 6, 2015
A very well balanced beer. The sweetness of the vanilla is offset very nicely by the bitterness. A warming, interesting beer. Would definitely consume again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (39114) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - DEC 29, 2014
From cask. Pours pitch black with a small off white to tan head. Aroma is vanilla and roasted malty. Smooth roasted malty, vanilla and light chocolate. Subdued bitter and toasted malty finish. Ends medium dry malty and vanilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (9616) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 25, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours clear dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, fudge, vanilla, milk chocolate and toffee. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Motobashi (107) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 21, 2014
Dark, cola like pour to a thin head. Active carbonation. Strong chocolate, vanilla and caramel aroma. Nice sweet flavour. Nice lacing. Slightly bitter, shorted lived finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (4880) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - DEC 16, 2014
Bottle from Cellarbrations Sandy Bay 161214. Thin in body but big in aroma and flavour. Hints of vanilla and chocolate with a sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TaktikMTL (6919) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 11, 2014
Bouteille de 500 ml partagée lors d’une dégustation entre amis. Arôme: Légère odeur de vanille et de céréales grillées. Apparence: La couleur est noire. Présence d’un moyen col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Léger goût de chocolat au lait avec une pointe de céréales grillées et de vanille. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Faible effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de chocolat au lait en arrière goût. (Rating #5983)

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