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

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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (11327) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2016
Sample at the brewpub. Hazy dark brown color with a medium tan head that recedes steadily to a film. Patchy lacing. Aroma of roast malt, chocolate and vanilla. Light to medium body with flavors of vanilla, chocolate malt and mild coffee. The finish is sweet with a vanilla and malt aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbruner (3924) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 7, 2016
Pours a deep brownish black from the bomber with thin wispy off-white head. Aroma of dark malts, mild burnt sugar, and a nice vanilla kick. Taste follows, but all pretty mild, if not a little thin on the mouth. Meh, not bad but nothing too exciting.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (43533) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2016

Bottle 22fl.oz.

[ As Hop Valley Vanilla Infused Porter (V.I.P.) ].
Clear medium to dark brown color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, dark malt, honey, vanilla, light molasses, light roasted. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, burnt sugar, vanilla, sweet malt, dark malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20160624]

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (4203) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 20, 2016
On tap at the brewpub in Eugene, Oregon. Opaque, essentially black body with a good head. Limited lacing. Attractive aroma with hints of toffee, dark bread and vanilla. A bit too much vanilla with less complexity than expected. Smooth, medium+ body and overly light carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Klimaet (1742) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark hazy brown, blackish with a small light brown head. Notes of roasted malts, hops, bitterness, vanilla, chocolate, bread.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
ha1ag (858) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2016
Bottled. Color is very dark brown with average creamy tan headChocolate nose. Almost no carbonation. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, dark roast. Flavour is overly sweet, sticky flat sweet. Tasted not right

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rouhlas (2675) - GREECE - JUL 11, 2016
650 ml bottle at Gueuze tasting 2016, Ulfborg. Unclear dark brown color with light beige head. Roasted malty aroma, chocolate, caramel, bready, light hoppy notes, spicy, vanilla. Sweet and light bitter taste like aroma, with milk chocolate addition. Light to medium oily body with soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (9937) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 7, 2016
Vanilla and chocolate notes are nice, but I get the impression this would be a pretty weak porter otherwise. Body and ,alt profile do not stand out. OK.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
back (1838) - Holstebro, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
Sort råhvid Vaijle chokolade brændt sukke tørv Sød lidt bitter lidt Oile blød

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (2366) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle @ Ulfborg gueze tasting. Weak blackish pour with a small head. Notes vanilla, light roasted malts, cacao powder and some light caramel.


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