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Mill Street Vanilla Porter

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Brewed by Mill St. Brewery
Style: Porter
Toronto, Canada

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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
samzim (222) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
Chocolate vanilla scent. Clear, nut-brown colour. Flavour of milk chocolate, vanilla, and coffee. Light body and low carbonation. Pleasant, but a bit too sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5577) - Indiana, USA - SEP 20, 2014
440 mL Draught can to half-pint glass (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a translucent very dark amberish brown with foamy light beige head. Smells good too; creamy milk chocolate. Tastes like it smells, but not quite as rich, with a nice, smooth mouthfeel. A touch of roast as well. Good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
simonblaine (300) - Alberta, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
Pours dark auburn with a creamy wonderful head. Aroma of molasses, vanilla, roasted malts. Taste is much the same. Very good beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Masterkush7 (555) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 10, 2014
Pours nearly black with a tight, fluffy off-white head, which lasts for a little while. A little lacing. Aroma is of vanilla bean, white chocolate and toasty notes. Taste is moderately sweet upfront with the vanilla making its presence known. Nice, rich creamy maltiness as well. Not a crazy amount of flavor but enough to keep you sipping. On the back end there is a little bitterness, with a dryer finish than i would have expected. Well balanced, with the vanilla making a nice touch. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
sulawang (627) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 29, 2014
Visual: Warning! This one is a gusher. Pours silky smooth light coffee brown with an ultry foamy decent sized nitrogenated head, a thick layer of retention, some lacing, just a few very slow streams. Nose: vanilla chocolate caramel, quite delightful. (lvl-7)-pungency. Attack: Nitrogen-flat mouthfeel Mid-palate: almost tingly-crisp, (lvl-4)-sweetness, thin-mouthfeel, (MAIN) vanilla, coffee, malt, chocolate Finish: light roast coffee, flat mouthfeel, caramel malt finish. Summary: Decent flavour and aroma but still has that unacceptable flat mouthfeel. Better mouthfeel than the only other nitrogenated beer I had, Parallel 49 N2 Milk Stout.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Hidden_Pooch (356) - Stratford, Prince Edward Island, CANADA - MAY 28, 2014
Can. Let multiple people try my can of this and no one really liked it that much, including me. It smelt decent enough of vanilla and chocolate, but tasted too sweet. It tasted kind of milk chocolatey, but with an off putting vanilla syrup taste and feel. The aftertaste was just as unpleasant. Almost undrinkable as the can heats upl

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ester_ (106) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 20, 2014
Black color with a medium persistent foam collar. Aromas of vanilla, chocolate and sugar. Flavors of vanilla, chocolate and caramel. Couleur noire, moyen col de mousse persistant. Arômes de vanille, chocolat et sucre. Saveurs de vanille, chocolat et caramel.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Randy4Beer (193) - - MAY 19, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 21, 2014 Poured from a Canadian tallboy. Did I detect a widget firing compressed air upon opening the can? Very dark brown in appearance with dark cherry hilights. Slightly off white head, thick but not foamy. Aromas of chocolate milk and vanilla. Tastes of of sweet milk chocolate with vanilla hilights. Overall, this is a very synthetic, unnatural tasting beer. Tastes a bit like my wife poured vanilla extract from a bottle into my beer, rather than it being naturally occurring. Wait, I think the list of ingredients, just confirmed that.... Vanilla extract, not vanilla bean on the list of ingredients? Disappointing. Overall, this thing as conceived had potential, but it sure looks like....and tastes like, Mill St. Pulled a quick and dirty on brewing this one.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
a_sully (152) - - MAY 16, 2014
A very light beer despite its dark colour. The vanilla is a refreshing taste that suits the sweetness of the beer. Would pair well with a cream based dessert like crime brûlée. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lagerboy (1259) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 9, 2014
440 ml nitro can. Clear deep copper, lasting creamy tan nitro foam. Muted aroma of vanilla extract. Sweet vanilla, medium toasted malt, Nestle Quik milk chocolate drink powder taste. Flat carbonation, nitro thin body, low hopped. Not the blandest nitro. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)


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