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

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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11257) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Bomber from Made in Oregon. Pours very dark brown with a slight beige head. Milk chocolate aroma. Maybe some vanilla. Med body. Flavor is bitter chocolate with some vanilla. Gets a little earthy. Not sure about coffee. It’s bitter, but chocolate? coffee? hop? Can’t tell. Finishes well towards dry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (7872) - Hasborn, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2014
Sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit ordentlicher beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch schokoladig, Kafffee, röstmalzig. Geschmack süß schokoladig, viel Vanille, röstmalzig, wenig Kaffee, in Ordnung!

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (3924) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - SEP 23, 2014
650ml bottle. Murky dark brown colour with average thick, frothy to creamy, half-way lasting and lacing, off-white head. Roasty dark malty aroma with hints of artificial vanilla, marshmallow, "hundreds and thousands", a not really smoky, somehow diffuse roasty-smoky touch. Taste is dry, roasty dark malty, artificial vanilla, "hundreds and thousands"-sweetness. Not my cup of tea.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
raiderrob67 (5) - Redding, California, USA - SEP 10, 2014 does not count
Pour’s a dark ruby color with a good thick tan foam head that dissipates quickly. very little lacing(most likely the glass) Aroma is of dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruit’s, plum not much vanilla. taste is of dark chocolate, coffee, dark fruit’s not much vanilla. mouth feel is light to medium body. was hoping for more vanilla in this but still a nice porter.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sic1314 (3467) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2014
Poured deep dark reddish brown with a frothy beige head. Aroma of dark fruit, milk chocolate. Medium body, flavour of the aroma, roast malt and light liquorice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (2341) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - SEP 8, 2014
(Hop Valley Vanilla Infused Porter ) Bottle 650 ml at home, into a snifter, ABV 5.9% Dark brown colour on the body, good sized tan head, thick, with good retention. Light lacing left on the glass after it collapses. On the aroma roasted malts, lots of coffee, liquorice. Taste of roasted malts, coffee, vanilla and even more on the finish. Lightly bitter on the aftertaste. Medium thin body with a good carbonation. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
That1Guy (1941) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Part of a flight at the brewery with Dadbra. Light, reddish brown pour with some haze. Pretty complex. Definitely plenty of vanilla, plus some coffee and also a bit nutty. Surprisingly light bodied and very good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bierkoning (10385) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle. Deep dark brown color. Malt, roast, chocolate, caramel and vanilla in the aroma and flavor. Sweetish, maybe a bit thin. Nice roasty bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
dEnk (3834) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - AUG 14, 2014
Bottle @ 2nd Tuesday tasting. Aroma is chocolate, roast, light vanilla and molasses. Flavour is again chocolate, light vanilla, some roast. Nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
caesar (5203) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2014
Bottled @ de Molen tasting, small sample. Dark brown color, short off-white head. Aroma of roasted malts, slight chocolate and mocha, slight hint of vanilla. Medium sweet in taste, with more vanilla present. Slight dry and bitter as well. I was expecting much more vanilla, but its almost non-present in aroma and more present in flavor, but all quite subtle. Felt more like a dry stout than a porter, with some vanilla added. Not bad, a bit weak perhaps.


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