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

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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   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 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SeniorZozo (596) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 11, 2016
Sharing. Dark brown color with tiny head. Aroma is vanilla, fruity. Flavor is strong vanilla, bitter sweet

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerBaboon (1832) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
teddybeer (3083) - Kaunas, LITHUANIA - DEC 8, 2015
Dark brown color, almost black with a light beige head with good duration, nice lacework. Aroma has notes of coffee beans, vanilla and roasted malts. Flavor is roasty, light licorice and some ashes. Notes of vanilla in the final with light body.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gyllenbock (6469) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 29, 2015
Bottle at Beer & Cheese Social House, Taipei. Almost black with a medium head. Aroma and taste of light roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla and some hints of fruit. The body was on the light side. On the dry side and with a medium bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RedSox2004 (1551) - Pacific Palisades, California, USA - NOV 1, 2015
Deep, dark red, not quite black, with a finger of frothy tan foam. Aromas of bread, caramel, nuts and toasty, with a bit of vanilla. Taste follows, featuring caramel, toasty, roasted malt and the vanilla. Medium body and carbonation, creamy mouthfeel and a slightly ashy finish.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DwarfeD (2076) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2015
50cl bottle shared at home. Somewhat hazy dark brown with a medium off-white head. Light to medium body with low to moderate carbonation. Medium sweetness with subtle bitter tones. Chocolate, vanilla, roasted malts and brown sugar. Great brew!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (5002) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - OCT 19, 2015
Bottled. 15cl sample. The aroma has chocolate, vanilla,light roast, bit bubblegum. Black coloured beer with an off-white, medium head. The taste is light-moderate bitter, sweetish, has vanilla, chocolate, roast. Nice.

2.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
juffage (163) - Leeds, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 18, 2015
Bottle from the Grove, Huddersfield. Thin, boring. Dry vanilla flavour. Slightly bitter. Nowhere near as nice as the IPAs from this brewery.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Barrelbelly (730) - BELGIUM - OCT 4, 2015
Black with medium head. Powdery vanilla, chocolate, coffee and bitter malt aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenH (3439) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle. Dark brown with off white head. Faint aroma, not much going on, caramel, slightly fruity. Taste is strong of vanilla, some chocolate. Slightly thin and bitter.


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