Brewed by Purrumbete Brewing
Style: Porter
Alfredton, Ballarat, VIC, Australia


on tap


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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.43/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23/5   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Smooth, silky vanilla undertones, dark malty bitterness, funky subtle Belgian notes, it’s a brand new beer! Organic vanilla extract adds a really pleasing twist to this magic brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (5226) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2011
330ml bottle. This dark complex beer carries a head of sandy foam. Looks strong and bold in the glass. Carbonation persists until the end. Aroma has vanilla and malt notes throughout while not overpowering they are enough to make you want to drink it. Big ballsy flavour that coats the tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2011
Thick biege head darkest of brown pours soft carbonation a rich chocolate aroma liquorice vanilla raisin flavours are chocolate not that rich strong vanilla liquorice dark fruit raisin smooth finish full vanilla overtone nice maltiness toastedflavours mild bitter fruity tastes nice porter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mr_Pink_152 (3909) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2015
part of my 2013 backlog, and a holiday gift. colour is almost black with a thick tan head. Aroma roasted malt, caramel and yes vanilla. The taste also has these but the vanilla isn’t too dominent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (3539) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUL 16, 2011
Bottle. Dark brown with an inch of beige head that fades to a coat but laces quite well. Aroma of roasted malt, dark caramel, leafy yeast, vanilla, stewed prunes. The vanilla is brooding rather than wild in the nose. Very silky mouthfeel. Mouthfilling but not heavy, well disguised alcohol. Much more vanilla overtones in the taste, which is sweet with dark fruits, chocolate and caramel. Quite firm roasted flavours. All melds pretty nicely with the vanilla which is a lot more prominent in the mouth than in the nose. Some pepper at the end too. Helps that I’m keen on vanilla for this one, obviously.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maneliquor (3484) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2012
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours dark, dark brown with no head. Can smell the vanilla on the nose straight away. Quite sweet yt balanced behind some heavy roast and a touch of ash. Sweet caramel in the taste with a touch of coffee but the roast and vanilla overrun those quite quickly through the taste. Ok but not great

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3071) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2011
Nice chocolate on the nose and in the taste, some vanilla on the back of the palate, drinks well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (2810) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - AUG 5, 2011
Pours ruby-tinged black with a large, light tan head. Nose shows roasted malt, coffee and soft vanilla. All pretty faint. Lots more roasted malt as flavours, however the vanilla stays in the background. Some sweet caramel shows later before a mild roasty bitterness enters. Finish is slightly metallic. Carbonation is a little high, body somewhat thin.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - DEC 27, 2011
Bottle 330ml from Purvis. Great sweet porter. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla, coffee, and herbs. Taste is sweet, with long length. Palate is velvety, with a medium-to-full body. Black, with a thin head.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1941) - Phuket, THAILAND - SEP 17, 2011
Not bad at all. A long way from traditional porter, as you’d expect, with a peaty cola, a stinky note and a sliver of sweetness from the vanilla. Actually once you get past the cola and peat it’s actually quite sweet. Quite fizzy as per the house style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sevenlee (1762) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - AUG 8, 2013
Pours almost black with a beige head. Aroma is malt, vanilla, raisins and other fruit, chocolate and some yeast. Taste is medium sweet leading to a sweetish finish. Decent, although a little disappointing.

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