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

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RATINGS: 151   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3847) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2016
22oz bottle 9/14/16 (Plaid Pantry-Vancouver, WA)-42° in Shaker-Pours dark brown with a small tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and slight vanilla. Taste of vanilla, malt, and chocolate. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and goes down easy.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (7019) - Utah, USA - SEP 12, 2016
22oz bottle picked up at The Grapevine
Pours dark brown with a medium sized tan head, some lacing. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate and dark malts. Flavor of dark malts, caramel, chocolate and vanilla
Good

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (5964) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 31, 2016
22oz bottle thanks to Chris. Pours out dark brown topped with a tan head. Nose is vanilla roast malts chocolate sweetness and some light hops..taste is more of the vanilla chocolate sweetness light roast coffee and toast.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
alex_leit (2338) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 28, 2016
Bottle. Ruby bronze color, creamy foam. Aroma: real vanilla, caramel and biscuit, rich dark malt, a little coffee and chocolate. Taste: caramel, vanilla, malt, chocolate brownie, a little wine, dried fruit, pleasant hop bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (11480) - 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 (3987) - 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 (43888) - 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 (4267) - 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 (1861) - 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 (863) - 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


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