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

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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (15360) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 30, 2013
Draught at the Black Frog, Vancouver
Black color with creamy head; served with a mix of nitrogen. The vanilla come through as artificial, covering other beer characteristics (the ones eventually not killed yet by the nitro); the beer seems dry and a bit roasty; soft; not easy to detect some chocolate, but itís there.
Smooth. Is this a porter?

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (10485) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 16, 2012
A dark reddish brown porter with a thin creamy milky brown head. In aroma, a sweet vanilla cream coffee, with light peated notes, and light boiled veggies. In mouth, a nice smooth bitter chocolate, light coffee grinds, a bit of vanilla beans, some light astringency in finale. On tap at Arrow and Loon, Jan 15 2011.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8964) - , New Jersey, USA - APR 15, 2014
Can thanks to Chad. Pours brown with cream head. Nose and taste of vanilla, coffee creamer, vanilla latte and creamy white chocolate. Lighter body.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8622) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - APR 2, 2011
Amber-brown pour; creamy, nitro head. The aroma is loaded with vanilla and a kiss of sweet brown malt. Not really toasty at all - just a smooth dark malt caramel sweetness overlaid by vanilla. Very creamy palate with a touch of light coffee flavour toward the finish. Quite a smooth drink really. A little bit too simple and sweet for me, but its well-crafted.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (8073) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2009
2009-12-04. Dark brown-black body with a smooth creamy beige head. Flavour is quite prominently vanilla, with mocha undertones, light roast bitterness lingers with a light mocha-vanilla character that similarly lasts long into the aftertaste. 7+ Aroma is similarly vanilla filled, light roasty malt underneath. 7+ Average to medium bodied palate is creamy in a way that suggests nitrogen gas. Could be just a touch more full bodied for my liking to match the richness of the flavour. 3+ Pretty solid, though the vanilla gets to be a bit too much as the glass goes on for me personally. Pleasant nonetheless. Well done. On tap at brewpub, Toronto

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mcberko (7245) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
440mL can, pours a deep dark brown with an amber tinge and a huge beige head that lingers forever. Aroma brings out lots of vanilla, maybe a bit of cocoa too. Flavour is smooth, bringing out vanilla and subtle cocoa as well. Body is very smooth, like a nitrogenated beer. Simple beer, but very drinkable and quite enjoyable. Good.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DuffMan (7032) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 19, 2013
Bottle sampled @ Edmonton Craft Beerfest. Medium brown, uniformly dense beige head. Low aroma of vanilla and sodium bicarbonate. Flavours of Kahlua, cocoa. Medium sweetness, medium bodied.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mabel (6830) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 9, 2010
[2660-20091214] Tap. Sweet vanilla extract syrup aroma with some chocolate roast milk malt notes. Clear, dark brown black body with a long-lasting creamy mocha head. Thick chocolate milk malt flavour is roasty with hints of vanilla. Medium-full body is smooth. Wow, really nicely balanced and creamy and toasty, it caught me on an I-love-porters day I think.
(@ Mill Street; Toronto, ON)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (6277) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2010
Draught at the brewpub. Pours a lovely looking deep ruby, almost brown, with a small lasting creamy off-white head. Nice lacing. Mild aroma of roasted malt, lots of chocolate and some vanilla. Flavour of caramel malt, a good amount of chocolate, some light vanilla and a sweet, short finish. A touch watery. Average bodied, creamy mouthfeel. Nice stuff but one pint will do me, itís like drinking dessert -- I like it though.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HogTownHarry (6131) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - APR 19, 2010
Draught - at Mill Street brewpub. Clear ruby-copper pour with a smallish long-lasting milky-creamy off-white head (4-). Slightly grassy and candy-sweet/vanilla aroma - plenty of lactic real vanilla bean character here. The taste follows - creamy vanilla, sweet minty cold chocolate ... mmmm; desserty! Airy, frothy, light mouthfeel, light carbonation and a not overbearing nitro zing to the finish. Well-made, solid, but itís sweet enough that by the end of my pint I was having some trouble; serve this in a 250ml goblet with the dessert menu and hey whey!!!


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