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Brewed by Box Steam
Style: Porter
Trowbridge, England

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RATINGS: 113   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   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


Rune's rating

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rune (7345) - Tromsø, - DEC 15, 2010
Half pint, cask. Drinking with Craig at Cloisters Bar in Edinburgh. Black with a dark-brown tint. Bubbly ring to the rim of the glass. Aroma of roasted malts with a touch of anise. Burnt earthy malts joined by vanilla sweetness in flavour. Rounded ending by bittering malts. Likable, 29.11.2010.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
leebotton (145) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2014
Bottle. Metallic, slight chocolate and thick vanilla hint in the nose. I don’t like the metallicness to it. Black with barely any head. The metalicity is still apparent in the flavour but less so, we’ve got a subtle sweetness with the vanilla and I can really taste the lightly roasted chocolate malt in this one, something I don’t remember of this beer from before.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
erickok (3161) - Tours (and Paris), FRANCE - APR 6, 2014
Brown bodied with bubbly tan head. Very cacao like, raw cereal and a clean yeast. Simply speak the smell of a chocolate malt freshly grounded. Light bitterness, yet dry and so the chocolate still stands out. Small fitting carbonation. Very nice brew, low in alcohol yet rich enough in flavour. (50cl bottle from Beer City)

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dj (467) - Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 28, 2014
Bottle, 500ml. Black pour with a small off-white head that quickly dissipates. Very nice aroma of chocolate malt and some hints of blackberry. Flavour has chocolate, smooth vanilla and some woody notes. Some citrus in the finish. A really enjoyable brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhunter111 (5300) - 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.

4.2
   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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HipHopOpotamus (210) - Ontario, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
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!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
77ships (3306) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
altonbrownd (4606) - Brussels, BELGIUM - NOV 28, 2013
Bottle from The Malting Pot. Dark, roasty brown body with medium head. Nose is chocolate, vanilla, plums, alcy. Very inviting. Taste is also plummy and malty with strong chocolate notes throughout. Nice vanilla in there and cocoa powder in the bitter finish. A really nice Porter, one of the more smoother ones I’ve had. Well done.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cattaneopapa (91) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (2000) - 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


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