Brewed by Box Steam
Style: Porter
Trowbridge, England


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RATINGS: 175   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 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 (3966) - 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 (12765) - 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 (673) - 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 (8625) - 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 (110) - 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 (40140) - 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.

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