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Brewed by Box Steam
Style: Porter
Trowbridge, England

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RATINGS: 156   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
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 (39393) - 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]

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (35959) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (22850) - 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 (19478) - 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.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
madmitch76 (18660) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 31, 2014
12th August 2014
GBBF Day 1. Cask. Clear deep amber beer, small pale tan head. Palate is light and dry. Not much carbonation. Mild dark malts with a little powdery dark chocolate. Touch of dark fruits. Light finish. Bit thin but it tastes okay.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (17632) - 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 (15314) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leighton (14330) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2014
Draft at the Great British Beer Festival 2014, Day 1 - London. Pours rich brown with a thick, big tan froth head. Roast and milk chocolate in the nose. Light sweet flavor with more simple chocolate, light dried fruits, earth. Light in body with soft carbonation. Basic finish with some burnt earth and cocoa. Fine, easy.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
rlgk (14287) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
Black beer wirth a beige head. Chocolate and vanilla aroma, raisins and milk. Thin chocolate flavor caramel and soot. Thin bodied, not my kind of beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (12865) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
Cask at GBBF ’14, day 1, 12/08/14. Light black with a good sized tan covering that retains well. Nose is roast malt, chocolate, brown bread, earthy notes. Taste comprises cocoa powder, dark malts, light roast. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying close. Ok porter.


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