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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Porter
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland

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RATINGS: 512   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
brewslurp (18) - - DEC 8, 2012
33cl bottle cold bottle. 1 cm tan head that fades fast. Some lacing. Almost totally black. Aroma was vanilla with some faint sweet bubble gum. Medium-bodied. Taste was rich with burnt smokey malts and sweet vanilla and bubble gum. Some slight licorice as well. Not bitter at all. This beer got better at near room temp. As it warmed up, I got an aroma of raisins and a drier taste. There was also a complex mix of coffee, chocolate and cinnamon near the last sip. Very good porter.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (9731) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 25, 2014
A dark brown porter with a thin brown head. In aroma, sweet fruity chocolate malt with caramel, dark fruits, smooth resinous coffee, very nice. In mouth, a nice peated chocolate malt with light smokiness, dark fruits, light coffee, very nice. BB Dec 2012.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfinney23 (1573) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 18, 2014
The vanilla’s not all up in your grill like with some vanilla porters but it’s definitely there, balanced nicely with roasted malt and chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
csiriba (4) - - JUN 10, 2014 does not count
Szép barnás hab, sötét, de vörösen áttettsző, malátás illatú. Pörkölt jegyek visszafogottak. Markáns komlókeserűség. Nagyon kellemesen iható porter.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sissio (524) - Orsenigo, ITALY - MAY 11, 2014
Clear black ruby with red highlights, brown head Malts, licorice, caramel, hops, some toffee Very bitter, some ashes, rich malts, raw licorice

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mjp12 (267) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2014
Sweet malt and vanilla aroma. Very dark brown, with a thining tan head. A very drinkable porter, but doesn’t have any real intensity.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mathieuc (1142) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - APR 9, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a really thin beige head that leaves some lacing. Nose is of caramel, fruits and roasted malt. This isn’t a roast bomb, it’s more a background noise than anything, at least judging from the aroma. Vanilla is definitely in there also but it is well controlled. Taste is lightly sweet, not really bitter. Flavors revolve around roasted malt and this roasted malt also bring a slight acidity to the game. No ash but coming quite close I think. Light chocolate. Finish has a bit of astringency also from the roasted malt. Body is medium, carbonation moderate and fine. All in all a nice porter, with a few tweaks it could be world class I think.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
guzgorog (224) - FRANCE - APR 8, 2014
Noire avec des reflets rubis, assez plate, peu de mousse. Nez de cacao, café, pruneaux. En bouche, sur le cacao, prune et arrière bouche de vanille. Amertume moyenne. Bonne porter mais pas exceptionnelle.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (2079) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - APR 7, 2014
A nice porter, but in a back to back sampling the weaker of the options we tried. Voluptuous yet pert.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Renobob (550) - Besançon, FRANCE - APR 5, 2014
Vue en bouteille de 33cl. Belle couleur. Peu de mousse. Classique Proter mais super bien faite comme d'habitude chez Brewdog.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
wekker84 (1470) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - APR 4, 2014
bottle a dark brown colored beer with a white head aroma roasted malts spicy fruits citrus and hops flavor roasted malts spicy fruits citrus and a bitter hoppy finish


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