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Hop Valley Vanilla Infused Porter (V.I.P.)

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RATINGS: 44   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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Vanilla beans are added to the conditioning tank in this robust porter, giving the bittersweet chocolate notes a well rounded finish. Style; Vanilla Infused Porter


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dEnk (3773) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle @ 2nd Tuesday tasting. Aroma is chocolate, roast, light vanilla and molasses. Flavour is again chocolate, light vanilla, some roast. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
caesar (5043) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2014
Bottled @ de Molen tasting, small sample. Dark brown color, short off-white head. Aroma of roasted malts, slight chocolate and mocha, slight hint of vanilla. Medium sweet in taste, with more vanilla present. Slight dry and bitter as well. I was expecting much more vanilla, but its almost non-present in aroma and more present in flavor, but all quite subtle. Felt more like a dry stout than a porter, with some vanilla added. Not bad, a bit weak perhaps.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmgreenuk (4229) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle at the De Molen second Tuesday tasting August 2014. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy light tan head. The aroma is roasted malt, creamy caramel. The flavour is medium bitter, light sweet with a light watery malt liqourice bitter, vanilla, light hop spice palate. Medium to light bodied with average carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (2134) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 1, 2014
Pleasent beer, like a beerish ice coffee with lots of vanilla. Has some notes of milk chocolate as well, but mostly coffee vanilla that has a surprising bitter aftertaste. Good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
__Rb81 (175) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle at home (22 fl. oz). Pours dark with a off-white head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, some vanilla, coffee. Taste is sweet, roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla. Nice, but a bit too watery.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (920) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 12, 2014
shared bomber bottle. poured a dark brown to black colour with a off head. aroma is vanilla up front. roasted malt, dark but sweet chocolate, sweet candy syrup, some dark fruits. dry mouthfeel / aftertaste.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kermis (4911) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of light roast, chocolate and vanilla. Flavour is over moderate sweet and light to moderate bitter. A little watery in the mouthfeel. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (5164) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 11, 2014
66cl bottle from ABCBeers courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Thick creamy off white head. Clear deep burgundy pour. Subtle vanilla taste. Some chocolate. Pretty nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kaser (2606) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Draft at silver dollar in Portland. Vanilla ice cream taste. Slight choclate also. Black with off white head. Pretty good. The ladies loved it

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
profhuggybear (2) - - APR 28, 2014 does not count
Pours a light brown with a thick, lasting head. Aroma is very pronounced vanilla and some dark Malts. Taste is a balanced porter with a good hop bite to keep the sweet malt from over powering. The vanilla is present from beginning to end and is very pleasant. Delicious porter that easily made it into my order a second list.


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