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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 177   ABV: 5.9%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Vanilla beans are added to the conditioning tank in this robust porter, giving the bittersweet chocolate notes a well rounded finish. Style; Vanilla Infused Porter

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3.6
Lonick (1864) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 18, 2016
Bottle @home (Euro-vision 2016 tasting.) Pours almost black but just a bit of brown with a tan head. Nose is chocolate, sweet milk chocolate, big vanilla. taste is along those lines but its quite thin.

3.4
Sarlacc83 (2287) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 7, 2016
Tap. A: Pure black with a cappuccino head. Lacing. N: Vanilla, cocoa, coffee, earth, oatmeal. Bracken and peppercorn. T: Sweet. Decently bitter. M:Medium body, no alcohol, spritzy carbonation. O: Solid. Good vanilla flavor.

3.8
wekker84 (2360) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2016
Bottle a brown colored beer with a white head aroma malts roasted malts vanilla spicy caramel coffee and hops flavor malts roasted malts vanilla spicy caramel coffee dark fruits and hops

3.5
Headbanger (3992) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 14, 2016
22oz bottle 9/14/16 (Plaid Pantry-Vancouver, WA)-42° in Shaker-Pours dark brown with a small tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, and slight vanilla. Taste of vanilla, malt, and chocolate. This medium bodied brew is well balanced and goes down easy.

3.6
Sledutah (7491) - Utah, USA - SEP 12, 2016
22oz bottle picked up at The Grapevine
Pours dark brown with a medium sized tan head, some lacing. Aroma of vanilla, chocolate and dark malts. Flavor of dark malts, caramel, chocolate and vanilla
Good

3.7
BuckeyeBoy (7535) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 31, 2016
22oz bottle thanks to Chris. Pours out dark brown topped with a tan head. Nose is vanilla roast malts chocolate sweetness and some light hops..taste is more of the vanilla chocolate sweetness light roast coffee and toast.

3.5
alex_leit (3689) - Minsk, BELARUS - AUG 28, 2016
Bottle. Ruby bronze color, creamy foam. Aroma: real vanilla, caramel and biscuit, rich dark malt, a little coffee and chocolate. Taste: caramel, vanilla, malt, chocolate brownie, a little wine, dried fruit, pleasant hop bitterness.

3.6
Dogbrick (12936) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 16, 2016
Sample at the brewpub. Hazy dark brown color with a medium tan head that recedes steadily to a film. Patchy lacing. Aroma of roast malt, chocolate and vanilla. Light to medium body with flavors of vanilla, chocolate malt and mild coffee. The finish is sweet with a vanilla and malt aftertaste. Decent overall.

3.2
jbruner (4694) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - AUG 7, 2016
Pours a deep brownish black from the bomber with thin wispy off-white head. Aroma of dark malts, mild burnt sugar, and a nice vanilla kick. Taste follows, but all pretty mild, if not a little thin on the mouth. Meh, not bad but nothing too exciting.

3.5
fonefan (48740) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2016

Bottle 22fl.oz.

[ As Hop Valley Vanilla Infused Porter (V.I.P.) ].
Clear medium to dark brown color with a small to average, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to light heavy malty, dark malt, honey, vanilla, light molasses, light roasted. Flavor is moderate to light light heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, burnt sugar, vanilla, sweet malt, dark malt. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20160624]


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