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Style: Porter
Trowbridge, England

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RATINGS: 117   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (34166) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 28, 2009
Cask (gravity) @ The Wellington, Sheffield, England. @ [ RBESG 09 ]
Clear dark brown color with a fizzy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, milk chocolate, vanilla. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a average to long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft to flat. [20090717]

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20216) - Vasa, FINLAND - MAY 15, 2010
Cask. Quite near black (deep ruby murky brown colour), small beige head. Aroma is wood, roast, vanilla and some ashes. Flavour is roast, ashes, vanilla, some wood as well as some dark dry fruits. Very nice for being only 4.5 % abv.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16225) - Malmö, SWEDEN - SEP 3, 2013
Cask @ White Horse, Nicholson’s, Soho W1. Pours a dark ruby brown black color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty strong vanilla aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and sweetish vanilla flavor. Has a roasted malty chocolate and vanilla finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (13911) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 2, 2012
cask at bow ... dark black ... no head as cellar ... soft dark roast ... big vanilla ... light choclate ... dark malts llll light bitter ... maybe bit too much vanilla ... but nice ...
Earlier Rating: 7/22/2009 Total Score: 3.8
Cask at Star festival Huddersfield ... THin tan head ... sweet vanilla roast nose... sweet roast ... little toffee ... big vanilla ...bit pealy wally...3.4

Bottle at home ... deep brown ... huge vanila toffee malt nose ... soft creamt malts again a lot of vanilla ... better body than my cask notes say ... 3.8 ... dark black ... dark malts ... roast malts ... light bitter 3.6

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
harrisoni (13144) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2009
Cask at Wellngton, Sheffield, RBESG 09. Black, very dark brown with a thin beige head. Choc. Bit of vanilla. Bit lacking otherwise.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
thewolf (11097) - Kolding, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2009
[RBESG, Sheffield]
Cask @ Star Inn, Huddersfield.
Pours a nice black with slight red edges. Nice, creamy, off-white head. Aroma is sweet, good vanilla and light dark chocolate. Softly roasted. Low carbonation, lightly watery palate. Flavour is a bit milky, good notes of vanilla and still only slightly roasted. Just a tad too sweet for me, even if the aftertaste gets a tad more roasted.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11061) - 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.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bierkoning (9999) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - JUL 22, 2009
Cask @ the Wellington, Sheffield. Vanilla and chocolate in the aroma. Thin and watery. Roast and vanilla in the sweetish flavor. Hint of maple syrup. Nice one, in spite of being too thin.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
imdownthepub (9953) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2010
Cask conditioned at Far from the Madding Crowd, Oxford. Dark brown with cream head. Sweet, chocolate, vanilla beer, smooth but perhaps a little thin and short in the finish. Good interesting drinking and quite enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - NOV 6, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2010 1. Cask Stillage from the Cellar at the Wellington, Sheffield 17/07/2009 (As Vanilla Porter) Strong aroma. Dark coloured smooth on the palate and plenty of alcohol present with some vanilla flavour. Crisp bitter and slightly dry in the finish. 2. Cask Handpump at the Bankers Draft JDW, Sheffield 16/01/2010 Fruit aroma. Beige head. Dark coloured a little rich on the palate and fruity. Slightly tart damson flavour with a hint of dryness in a bitter burnt roast finish.


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