Brewed by Box Steam
Style: Porter
Trowbridge, England


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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (9682) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 26, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit geringer beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, sehr süß schokoladig. Geschmack röstmalzig, sehr schokoladig, trocken, Kaffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
YanIpa (144) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 19, 2014
Trés bonne porter, léger houblon mi-amère avec une finalitée vanille & pointe de moka.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HipHopOpotamus (233) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 5, 2014 I am not to much a fan on strong high alcohol % stouts and porters, so this one is probably the best porter I have drank. Very enjoyable but delicious. Top notch for me!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (4901) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - NOV 28, 2013
500 ml. bottle split by 2 @ Delirium Hoppy Loft. Pours very dark wooden brown with lots of mocha bubbles for a head. Smell of sweet chocolate bubblegum, chocolate syrup, mocha, chocolate, simple & sweet but very enjoyable and the same really goes for the taste. Tastes like mocha, sweet milk chocolate, chocolate bubblegum, lots of chocolate syrup, sugar, cocoa, huge vanilla, this is like drinking chocolate milk (incl. body), simple, easy & very enjoyable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cattaneopapa (220) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2013
Aroma: Roasty&vanilla Appearnace: 1 finger head with uniformed fine bubbles, opaque black in colour Taste: well balanced mix of citrus, toffee and vanilla with a medium carbonation

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (6888) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 13, 2013
Bottle - Raisin and chocolate. Jet black, rich beige head. Slight sourness, chocolate and dark fruit. Big flavour for a light sessionable beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Canmoore (310) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 15, 2013
Pours an opaque black, with a thin mahogany head. Aroma is of intense malts like roasted coffee, dark Chocolate, espresso, and vanilla. Tasting notes include more vanilla, with a rich coffee mouth feel, and intense chocolate and mocha notes. This is an excellent Porter! I had it with my homemade pumpkin pie, and it was delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Eructoblaster (3272) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 11, 2013
Bottle - 500ml. Pours a very dark brown body with average carbonation and a thin beige foamy head. Wonderful malty aroma with hoppy, chocolate, and some subtle woody hints. Its robust, complex malty/hoppy taste carries chocolate, oaky, coffeeish, and plummy notes. Ends with a good bitter/woody finish. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sudomorph (818) - Barrie, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours a very dark ruby brown with a tan, one finger bubbly head that dissipates quickly to a thin film and ring. Some nice legs and very mild lacing. Aroma is noticeable with big notes of vanilla accompanied by hints of roasted malts and chocolate. Taste is slightly bitter with a medium, drawn out, slightly roasty, vanilla aftertaste. Low-medium body and carbonation. Slightly thin in the mouth but with enough carbonation and flavour to keep it tasty. Very drinkable and not overly thick or oily. Almost refreshing. Overall pretty good. I think I would have liked it a touch more of a roasted/chocolate flavour but still well-balanced and very drinkable. The vanilla is noticeable but not overpowering. Would get again if I was looking for a vanilla porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Freaky_tiki (709) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 29, 2013
Pours from bottle dark & stormy with a razor thin tan cap that fades into a memory. What makes this porter stand out is the duet between vanilla & chocolate malt. A nice balance. This porter is smoother than a tenor sax & this may bother some who want the chunky power chords of a more aggressive porter. A nice sipper for a Toronto Sunday afternoon reading Pynchon’s new novel.

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