Brewed by Box Steam
Style: Porter
Trowbridge, England


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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
czar (4359) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2013
pours dark brown with a low light beige head, little retention. no vanilla subtleness here. lightly roasted malts, some residual molasses, chocolate. soft carbonation, light body - slightly watery, short sweet finish. ok.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - JAN 13, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2013 Fantastic! Pours to give a deep head, and a bit of treacley aroma. Carbonation medium to give an easy to drink pint. Flavors begin with toasted rye bread, and break into bourbon vanilla and smooth chocolate. Ends with clean bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
prawlie (1141) - Berkshire, ENGLAND - JAN 6, 2013
Pint on draught at the Nag’s Head in Reading. Black, with fair cream coloured bubbly head. Nice chocolate aroma. Decent, smooth and chocolatey.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (5762) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
[4625-20120727] 500mL bottle. Super chocolate syrup aroma. Slightly hazy, dark red black body with a long-lasting creamy off-white head. Toasted chocolate malt flavour. Full body. Tasty chocolate cocoa but a little intense. (7/3/7/3/13) 3.3
(w/ DuctTape, jercraigs)
Overheard: "I really wish there was more Monty Python."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dogbomb (943) - ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2012
Bottle. Dark brown with a thin tan head. Nose is light chocolate and lots of vanilla. In the mouth, there’s a bitter hit which is slowly and softly taken over by vanilla tastes. Leaves the mouth tasting like a Milka-bar has melted in there. Nice!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11083) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 18, 2012
cask-thin tan-black. A-roasty dark malt-some cocoa. T- roasty dark malt-cocoa/ashy, some earthy hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
sseb69 (1488) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2012
Bouteille 500 ml. 4,5%. Couleur brune très foncé, teinte rougrâtre, mousse beige persistante. Arôme de vanille, chocolat au lait. En bouche, vanille et moka..choco et café...un peu d’herbes et de malt torréfieé Finale moka. Très bonne...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (6678) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 14, 2012
50cl bottle, BB 08/2013. Brune claire, col fin beige. Arôme est subtile avec un bouquet ravissant de gousse de vanille, note malté noisette, café grillé. Un vrai régal. Palais est léger, malté grillé, finement chocolaté et torréfié qui alterne avec ce côté vanillé très onctueux. Belle effervescence, un peu sèche et grains et une amertume qui reste discrète apportant juste une fine note citronnée. Une autre preuve que l’on peu brasser du très bon avec une bière sous les 5%.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Papillon (366) - Sudbury, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 9, 2012 500 mL Bottle. Dark brown body with a small but tenacious creamy beige head leaving a "set of ribs" on the glass as it is sipped. Sweet aroma of malts with notes of caramel, coffee, and brown sugar, an accent of spicy hops, and a note of vanilla -like Wow! Check it out! Full smooth flavor of sweet and roasted malts, pronounced notes of coffee, treacle and caramel, yet refreshing in its own way. A nice little creamy hop bitter in the aftertaste with an interesting bitter-peppery-creamy finish. A gorgeous example of beer perfection. Delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bunget (548) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2012
500ml bottle. A deep brown body with some mahogany tones, medium sized mocha head, excellent retention and beautiful lacing. Aroma of toffee, caramel, condensed milk, cocoa and vanilla. Taste of roasted malt, vanilla, dark chocolate, toffee. Light and easy to drink. Awesome porter.

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