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RATINGS: 151   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Acid303 (668) - 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 (4523) - 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 (7767) - 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 (746) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MisoW (3199) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 16, 2016
Bottle at 100piv tasting 03/2016. Pours dark brown color, beige head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, roasted malt, vanilla, coffee. Taste is medium sweet, lightly bitter, vanilla, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nealblind (1679) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - MAR 9, 2016
Red brown long lasting tan cream head. Aroma woody vanilla, chocolate cupcakes, leather old wood. Tastes oaty, bittersweet chocolate, slight creaminess of milk. Silky body slight tang of cream.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sekki (10) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 8, 2016
Bottle. Pours dark brown with small head. Fruity aroma, chocolate, vanilla. Medium body. Taste of vanilla with bitter chocolate ending.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerheart65 (1407) - Pori, FINLAND - FEB 16, 2016
clear dark brown, big light brown frothy head. Good lacing. Nicely roasted coffee, vanilla, lightly medicinal herbs. Lots of milk chocolate, coffee, medium body, dry, soft, medium long finish. Well balanced, good enjoyable flavors, looks good also. Not that complex but well-done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SeniorZozo (1265) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 11, 2016
Sharing. Dark brown color with tiny head. Aroma is vanilla, fruity. Flavor is strong vanilla, bitter sweet

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBaboon (1964) - FINLAND - DEC 19, 2015
Pours dark brown with light beige head. Aroma is roasted, vanilla, cocoa and milk chocolate. Flavor is roasted, vanilla, light to medium sweet, light bitter and milk chocolate.

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