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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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gunser (55) - HUNGARY - DEC 26, 2013
Sötétbarna szín, vöröses csillogással. Világosbarna közepes hab, ami lassan összeesik, majd feloszlik. Illata édes és fűszeres: porcukros kakaó, vanillia, szerecsendió és parfűmösen gyümölcsös is. Közepesen szénsavas és közepesen testes. Íze enyhén édeskés, étcsokoládés, kevés kávéval és erdeigyümölcsösen fanyar, kicsit füstös. Utóíze intenzíven keserű és száraz, kis alkoholos melegséggel.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cgarvieuk (14176) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 19, 2010
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2011 Tap at brewdog bar ... deep brown black ... thin tan lacing ... soft vinalla ... light roast malts ... little overfizzy but not too bad... roast malts ... big chocolate ... light vanilla icecream...tasty...4.0 cask at cloisters ... deep black brown ... thin lacing ... deep soft vanilla roast ... big chocolate ... hint of light coffeee... light bitter in linger 4.2

bottle at home ... dark black ... bubblye tan head ... soft gentle coffee roast malt ... soft pine nose ... little fizzy ... quite a big pine hop front ... bitter chocolate ... roast coffee ... little vanilla ... soft toffee ... light bitter linger 3.8

bottle at home ... bloody lovely 4.2

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrisoni (13577) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2011
Cask handpull at Market Porter. Black with ruby edges. Lasting thick tan head. Choc aroma. Full and luscious in the mouth. Now that really is lovely. So full and choccy in the mouth. Really excellent. If I have a better beer today I will be surprised. Brilliant

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gurthnar (1633) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - JUL 12, 2012
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2013 Bottle from Brewdog Slovensko. Dark brown almost black colour, big light brown head, fully lasting. Aroma chocolate, caramel, malty, smoke, hints of hops. Interesting hops twist is getting stronger eventually. Taste is medium bitter, medium sweet, very well balanced. The sweetness progressively fades, and the bitterness stays in the finish. Dangerously drinkable. Very good. 8 5 7 4 16 On tap at Richtar Jakub. Aroma malty, chocolate, fruity, light roasted, hints of smoke. Taste is rich smoky chocolate fruits. Very nice combination and balance. Initially sweeter, finish turns smoky and roasty bitter. Highly drinkable. Excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jimthechap (1610) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - SEP 13, 2012
I do like a porter. In fact, when I first came to ratebeer my feeling was that a certain black nitrogenated pint with a creamy white head was the start, beginning and end of beer perfection. I then started working for a small brewery and my horizons expanded. I retain a soft spot for a big dark pint and not just of Vitamin G. So it is with a feeling akin to watching a naughty schoolboy from your alma mater having a drag on a cigarette where they think they can’t be seen, just like you did so many years ago that I review this beer. Despite being dark the beer allows plenty of light through revealing russet tones and tawny port. The head sat patiently for a while and then got sick of me typing and vanished, leaving a skim of cream colour across the top of the beer and a touch of Brussels lace. Aromas are of plump raisins, vanilla, allspice, chocolate and dates. This beer smells as if it has depth and complexity, this also comes through in the flavour where there is all of the above as well as coffee. Thick, rich Turkish coffee and then fruit cake soaked in rum. Wow. Deep, tasty and mellow dessert spicy. The finish asserts bitter dark chocolate, liqueur, dates and any temptation to tell the schoolboy off disappears as you cast your mind back to Christmases of the past and bad behaviour that you never got caught doing. And you smile. That’s this beer, the smile of a lovable ratbag reminiscing. Fancy a drag?

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaiho (71) - - OCT 5, 2012
Keg at Brewdog Camden. Pure black with a thin lacy off-white head. Aroma of roast grain, coffee and a hint of vanilla. Tastes great with full-on roastiness but a lovely creamy softness for balance. Genuinely lovely but deadly with its 6.2% abv

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oqnid (75) - Quebec, CANADA - AUG 6, 2014
11 août '13 Porter noire, 6.2%, 330ml -noire aux reflets rubis; mousse fine -nez café, fumé (tourbe), vanille, choco, boisé -entrée vanille, choco, fumée -mince -finale torréfaction (café filtre), boisée; amère rôtie, acide Co=3 Arô=3.5 Am=3.5 Su=3 Arr=3.5 Ac=3 via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
maeib (8640) - Wootton, Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - JAN 23, 2011
Cask Conditioned handpump Wellington London. A black beer with a slightly off-white bubbly head. Good roasty coffee in the nose with typically good BrewDog hoppiness. Hops shine through in the mouth with coffee and chocolate. Reminded me of DS Over The Moon in a way. A really nice melange of flavours although I picked up zero vanilla. I would also have liked more body for the ABV, but hey ho.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
igniztion (313) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 28, 2011
Bottle 330ml batch#435 at home. Pours a very dark, opaque brown with average light brown head, fairly quickly diminishing. Aroma is chocolate, roasted, some fruity sweetness (from berries I presume), iced coffee, hint of vanilla. Taste is slightly sweet, medium bitter. Full mouthfeel, almost creamy. Medium to full body, oily, soft to average carbonation, bitter finish. Lovely and different brew.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - FEB 5, 2011
330ml bottle at home. Pours very dark with an aggressive tan head. Light aroma of berries, chocolate and vanilla, with a warm malty touch. Strange juicy sweetness, counteracted with big roasted coffee flavours. Oily texture with good (but not too much) carbonation. Long, rich, woody, coffee aftertaste.


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