overall
88
89
style
Brewed by Box Steam
Style: Porter
Trowbridge, England

bottled
available

on tap
unknown

Regional Distribution

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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Cask; Regular. Also available bottled.
Formerly known as Vanilla Porter. Renamed in 2009.
Dark brown in colour, with a subtle vanilla aroma. The vanilla sweetness contrasts nicely with the slight bitterness from the roasted barley and chocolate malts

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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (19667) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2016
Bottle from Alesbymail. Clear dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt, light chocolate and vanilla. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Dry and light bitter finish. 070816

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
blackisle (2455) - IJburg, NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2016
Bottle 50cl. Clear deep red brown, small frothy tan head, slowly diminishing to a thin stable layer, light lacing; aroma dark malts, roasted, cocoa, vanilla, caramel; taste medium sweet and bitter, roasted malts, chocolate, light ice coffee, mocha and vanilla notes; roasty bittersweet aftertaste, chocolate, light vanilla; light to medium body, watery texture, soft carbonation; very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerNinjaUK (438) - Wiltshire, ENGLAND - MAY 9, 2016
500ml bottle from Asda. Pours deep dark brown with fluffy pale stone coloured head, leaves some lacing. Aroma rich with coffee, molasses, metallic notes and maple. Slightly thin and watery mouthfeel. Somewhat fizzy.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AleRider78 (1000) - Winchester, Ontario, CANADA - APR 7, 2016
500ml bottle. Wow. Pours a slightly dark brown appearance with a pretty nice size brownish foamy head. Good lacing. Aromas of vanilla, caramel, and roasted barley malts. Coffee mocha and roasted malts for flavours with hints of vanilla and caramel, like aromas. Somewhat bitter mouthfeel, but not overpowering. Caught off guard by 4.5% abv, seems like a stronger beer, or maybe should be. Good stuff.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SensejPL (194) - Biaystok, POLAND - APR 3, 2016
Bottle. Medium aroma of vanilla and chocolate. Brown color, clear. Short lasting white head. Watery taste, with medium bitterness - no significant signs of dark malts. Light body, medium carbonation. Decent, but thats all I can say

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iznogud (3698) - CROATIA - MAR 19, 2016
Bottle, 500 ml, courtesy of Miro. Shared with him and JFK10000. Pours black with beige head. Vanilla dominates, cocoa, bit coffee in finish, light bodied. Smooth.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
koshack (1760) - Gdask, POLAND - JAN 16, 2016
Aromat ciemnych słodw z dodatkiem nuty waniliowej. Wanilia skrzano-korzenna. Mocne ciemne słody. pachnie raczej wytrawnie. Lekkie nuty lagerowe. W smaku wytrawne. Mocno waniliowe. Bardzo przyjemne. W posmaku spora goryczka, lekko kwaskowa. Bardzo przyjemny, wytrawny, angielski porter.

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
peponi (1800) - Hannover, GERMANY - JAN 2, 2016
Aroma: vanilla, roasted malts, iron. Appearance: clear deep redish color and almost no head. Taste: close to the water, some vanilla notes, roasted dark malts, very dry. Palate: low body and low carbonation. Overall: Very poor beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cimbasso (886) - - JAN 1, 2016
Dark reddish-brown with a tan head. The taste is of roasted malts, vanilla and milk chocolate with a hint orange. Slightly thin feel in the mouth. Pleasantly bitter. A nice porter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rauchbier (3872) - Isle Of Beer, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - OCT 26, 2015
Bottle, from Lidl. Deep red brown, thin but sustained off white head and low condition. Pleasantly woody nose with hints of vanilla and bitter sweet chocolate, quite metallic in the mouth with a little sweet vanilla and chocolate breaking through, with a roasted barley bitterness developing as it warms, along with a slight liquorice note, finish is quite dry and bitter with some lingering roast barley notes


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