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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Porter
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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RATINGS: 518   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.


4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
briggatebeer (7) - West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 11, 2012 does not count
Well I brewed it and named it after my wife so yes I’m biased but what the hell... Deep and dark with a reddish hue and decent viscous tannish head. Beguilingly fruity nose with darker tannic notes too. The combination of Bramling X and Sorachi Ace brings a lovely counterbalance between forest type fruit and citrus. Some fresher hop notes become apparent on the palette along with some deeper full bodied dark malt. The Sorachi lifts the whole thing as you go on and was included to give the porter an extra twang. There is a good long finish with complex notes of vanilla, more fruit and echoes of the rauch malt used (this becomes more apparent with age). Best beer ever btw ;) Serving type: bottle

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
andrewturba (961) - Alberta, CANADA - NOV 20, 2012
Pours a very dark brown with a nice big light brown head with great retention. Aroma consists of vanilla, licorice, dried fruit, chocolate. Tastes of roasted dark malt, chocolate, dry fruitiness, and a nice bitter dry finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
KnutAlbert (6067) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2011
Bottle from Vinmonopolet, labeled Høst Porter for the Norwegian market. Lovely coffee and licorice aroma. Rather sweet, but with an oaky bitterness underneath. Vanilla, pepper, roasted grain, burned toast. Bitter finish. Complex and pleasant beer.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
zacgillbanks (2255) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - MAY 12, 2012
Bottle from the BrewDog website. An inky black beer with ruby red highlights. It has a sweet strong milk chocolate and red fruity flavour, roasted coffee and leather notes on the finish. Superb!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Grzesiek79 (3178) - Radom, POLAND - MAY 11, 2013
Pelny aromat sliwki w czekoladzie, troche lukrecji i piernik. Wszystko to zarowno w smaku jak i zapachu sa wspaniale. Mocna tekstura piwa i niski alkohol jak na baltycki porter. Karmelowy slod zaznaczony wyraznie ale w tle wylania sie chmiel ktory troche wytrawnosci dostarcza. Tresciwe i porzadne piwo.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Foffern (1186) - Bodø, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2011
Dark deep brown to black, cloudy. Light brown frothy head, towards creamy. A dominant roasty coffee aroma. The flavours of roast coffee get company of more burned malt with smoked bacon, dark chocolate, and some sweetness and medium bitterness in the end. Medium to full bodied with a oily mouthfeel.Soft carbo. Personally I could not ask for more for a porter. A little more aromas would have made this close to top score. The roasty malts and the hops are very well balanced, and has a long duration. Delicious!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hallstein (117) - Skogn, NORWAY - APR 1, 2012
Dark Brown/Black color, with nice aromas of dark malts and chocolate, coffee and brown sugar. Tastes like caramel, brown sugar, malt, chocolate and coffee, really enjoyable! Awesome porter. Near perfect mouthfeel, texture and carbonation

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
worldbeertaste (1619) - AUSTRIA - APR 8, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 20, 2012 Black with a ruby red tint and a thick brown lasting frothy head. Smell of roast and dark malt, chocolate and a light vanilla sweetness. Medium to full sticky oily body with crispy carbonation. Sweet taste of dark chocolate, dried dark fruit with a dry bitter roasted malt finish. Some vanilla adds complexity. Leaves the palate oily and slightly saturated. A great porter. Fun to drink.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Peter’sFather (8) - Ontario, CANADA - AUG 19, 2012 does not count
caramel, dark color, wonderful taste, medium body, lively, very appealing. I drank one while cool and one while hot. Both tmes it was a really super beer.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
coopersmoon (11) - North Ipswich, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2012
Superb Effort on the Porter, main detractions for me come from the Brew Dog Line for prices in Australia...we must pay for the quality yes, but if I were to enjoy in Bonnie Scotland, I’d be rating it higher, if even only because I had a few extra bucks to buy another!


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