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


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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.44/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
coopersmoon (11) - North Ipswich, AUSTRALIA - SEP 16, 2012
Love it Love it Love it. Scores well in all areas....Easily in the top 3 Porter’s I’ve ever had....will taste again to possibly bring the score up a bit....

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
davidm (1937) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mkel07 (3640) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hawthorne00 (2507) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluevegie (3058) - 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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gam (3309) - 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 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Davros (1999) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stew41 (1736) - Woodend, AUSTRALIA - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ShaneJ (561) - AUSTRALIA - JUL 26, 2013
Bottle from Plonk. Dark brown just agree with ComradeK; what you’d expect, a sweet, dry, malty porter, chocolatey, roasty with a distinct Belgian yeast character. Could do with more body, was a bit light on but flavours were a pleasant mix. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jade (409) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 19, 2012
Dark cocoa brown, thin head and little carbonation. Vanilla and coffee, light bitter after taste.

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