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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Porter
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

bottled
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RATINGS: 524   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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Also Known as Vanilla Porter. A 6.2% porter brewed by the Team from North Bar, Leeds as a special. But by popularity has become a permanent addition to the range.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6737) - Kyoto, JAPAN - OCT 24, 2011
Bottle at Q-Brick. Aroma of berries, lots of fruit, chocolate, cocoa. Nice nose. Rich chocolate malt flavor, lots of fruit. Sweet with a light roast but a nicely bitter finish. Soft, thick body. Good stuff.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
visionthing (2984) - Oslo, NORWAY - OCT 24, 2011
330ml bottle (Høst Porter). Very dark brown with a small beige head. Balanced sweetness, hints of vanilla coffee and chocolate. Some bitterness. A good porter for the Norwegian autumn, hence the name "Høst Porter" (Autumn Porter)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
manuchampions (1238) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 22, 2011
355ml bottle from Brewery Creek in Vancouver. Pours an almost black body, only brown around the edges with a beige head. Aroma is sweet malt, coffee, cocoa and some licorice. Taste mirrors this but with a hint of smoke. Fuller taste than most porters, a style I often find watery. Finish is nicely balanced and layered. Excellent.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alexus (240) - Stavanger, NORWAY - OCT 21, 2011
Shared bottle at Cardinal. In Norway this one is rebranded as "Høst Porter" (translated: Autumn Porter). Pours a nice thick head with little retention. Black in color. Tastes of dark chocolate, nuts and toffee. Nice bittering hops. Good lingering aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJestersBeer (2138) - SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2011
330ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown, with a beige head. Very roasted malts, spicy, hops, licorice, coffee beans, toffe, vanilla. Off-dry, medium to full bodied, medium bitterness, balanced CO2. Roasted, malty taste, quite ashy and spicy, licorice, coffee beans, hops, yeast, smoke, chocolate. (2011-10-06)

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6895) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 20, 2011
Bouteille 33cl. Brune, col épais beige. Arôme est agréable et frais rappelant à la fois une gousse fraîche de vanille avec pointe de houblon citronné restant en retrait. Le tout est accompagné de malt grillé, note chocolat. En bouche, une belle surprise qui allie les styles en proposant à la fois un bien bien maltée, douce avec la vanille et houblonnée avec l’usage de Sorachi et de Bramling Cross. On retrouve donc un malt chocolaté/limite moka, grillé avec une pointe de café. Le tout se mélange avec un houblon subtile allant sur des notes de citron herbacé laissant une amertume minime qui suit en retrait la vanille. Cette dernière est très fraîche au contraire d’une impression d’extrait de vanille..

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (5792) - ITALY - OCT 20, 2011
scura buona schiuma piuttosto persitente naso tostato con note fruttate di sotto bosco discrete tostaure piuttosto morbida un discreta luppolatura media secchezza

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Crit (3394) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 19, 2011
Black,with small tan head.Nose of brown sugar,light roast.More of same in palate, mild alcohol heat. Nice bitter roasted finish

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
probstblueribbon (3067) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2011
12 fl oz bottle from Bieropholie, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass. 14OC11.

App.: Deep brown-black with a decent light mocha head. Aroma: Light, pleasant chocolate and coffee, a little tang, light woodsy character, some dark dried fruits and sour cherries, a touch ashen. Palate: Medium body, restrained effervescence. Flav.: Coffee, a bit smokey, tighter than the nose, still some lactic brightness, a touch of fruitiness, a little root beer-like herbaceousness; dry with a little bitterness, a touch of tang and a pleasant coffee, root beer finish.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sevenlee (1411) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - OCT 18, 2011
Totally black colour with a dense light brown head. Aroma is very roasty with chocolate, coffee and some vanilla. Taste is also quite roasty with chocolate, coffee, some wood and alcohol all leading to a typically Brewdog hefty bitter finish. Although I’d like to see a bit better balance like always with Brewdog, it’s not going to happen so I’ve come to terms with it. Overall awesome!


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