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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrOrla (2179) - Odense C, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle @ Gueuze tasting 2016 ulfborg. Pours deep hazy brownish with a off white head. Aroma of sweet malts, molasses, honey, vanilla with a hint of choko. Taste is rather sweet with loads of molasses/honey like, light nuts, notes of vanilla. Rather thin body with. A light bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (17417) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, dark malt, vanilla, honey and dark sugar. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 240616

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jake65 (3368) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Bomber. Deep brown color with a thick and creamy tan head. Decent bits of thick wavy lacing. The aroma is strong with roast, lighter in cocoa and vanilla sweetness. Taste is consistent with the aroma, a moderate level of roast and mild bittersweetness before finishing with a bit more sweet from the vanilla. The vanilla stands out more than the cocoa and compliments the level of roast. Good stuff, but not a stand out. I could just sit back and enjoy a few pints of this, especially given the $5.00 price point.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Kita (1866) - Koper, SLOVENIA - MAY 5, 2016
Bottle, 0.65l, shared with Hoppiness crew. Pours dark brown with medium soapy tan-like head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, vanilla, white coffee and caramel. Tastes starts with moderate sweet roasted malt, follows by smooth and milky vanilla with caramel note, mouthfeel is silky, while finish is light bitter. Medium body, creamy texture and soft carbonation in palate. Excellent dessert beer...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (3839) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 22, 2016
Bottle from Albertsons. Pours out a dark but clear brown with nice, tall fluffy head. Vanilla edges out the roast grains in the aroma, but both balance out in the taste. Roast grains finish the whole deal with a dry, lingering bite. Not overly sweet, which is nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JorisPPattyn (9377) - Ursel, BELGIUM - APR 10, 2016
Small greige head over black-brown beer. Sweetish, bit dusty, vanilla, malts. Vanilla, liquorice, lavender, dry wood, pine. Harsh resiny vanilla finish. Medium bodied, well-carbonated. Bad it isn’, if a tad light. But the vanilla gets too harsh in the aftertaste. I get quite some lavender, too. Thx to M & L V!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Acid303 (665) - Barcelona, CATALONIA, - APR 5, 2016
65cl bottle, served in Duvel glass. Dark brown colour with beige head. Aroma is chocolate, vanilla, licorice and hints of smoke. Same flavours, but even more tasty than expected. The aftertaste is pretty much like milk chocolate despite the vanilla, with pleasant roasty notes. Full body, good carbonation. A very well balanced beer, highly recommended as a dessert one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alengrin (4420) - BELGIUM - MAR 20, 2016
Bomber shared by Jan, thanks! Vanilla porter with thick, creamy, lacing, pale yellowish beige head and deep burgundy robe with blackish ’soul’ yet still translucent, lightly hazy. Attractive aroma of indeed dry vanilla beans, cocoa powder, quite a lot of ’natural’ iron, toffee, beef stock cubes, hazelnut, some vague coffee grounds, bitter chocolate. Soft basic blackberry sourishness in onset paired with subdued banana sweetness and a light cured meat-like umami accent; softish carbo, smooth, slick and somewhat thin body, caramelly and nutty maltiness with a bittering toasted edge and some retronasal vanilla aroma which I expected (and hoped) to be stronger, honestly speaking. But then, this bottle already crossed the Atlantic and I can imagine an aroma as volatile and fragile as vanilla has faded in the meantime. Caramelly and toasted bittersweetness lingers after swallowing. Perfectly decent porter, but I expected something with a bit more ’oomph’, I guess...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cuso (7622) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 17, 2016
Bottle at 100piv tasting. Very dark brown color with medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, vanilla. Taste of dark chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, hint of licorice. Tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
lukka19 (687) - Myjava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 16, 2016
Bottle at 100 piv. Dark brown color with small white head. Aroma of vanilla, roasted malt, light coffee, prunes. Taste is watery, vanilla is dominant, medium sweet, medium bitter, good

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