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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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3.5
fonefan (48557) - 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]

2.9
madmitch76 (24355) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 24, 2015
22nd January 2014
Opaque brown beer, small cream colour head. Palate is airy and semi dry. Mild fine carbonation. Mellow dark malts, tangy, Mild dark chocolate, cheap tasting. A little vanilla. Smooth semi dry finish with more tang. Ho hum!

3.7
cgarvieuk (24150) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2015
bottle at home ... dark black ... massive tan head ... soft sweet puff candy ... chocolate roast malt nosee ... over sweet malts .. soft vanilla ... soft chocolate ... light roast ... light toffee chocolate ... maybe some crystal

3.8
Beerhunter111 (20325) - P´Castle, GERMANY - OCT 7, 2014
Sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit ordentlicher beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch schokoladig, Kafffee, röstmalzig. Geschmack süß schokoladig, viel Vanille, röstmalzig, wenig Kaffee, in Ordnung!

3.2
Rasmus40 (20299) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy dark brown with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, dark malt, vanilla, honey and dark sugar. Flavor is medium sweet and light bitter. Sweet and light bitter finish. 240616

3.3
Theydon_Bois (19188) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - MAR 9, 2015
Keg at the brewpub in Eugene, 10/11/14. Dark mahogany brown with a decent tan swirl and edgeing. Nose is light roast, vanilla, chocolate, spice, dark fruit notes. Taste comprises sweet licks, vanilla, chocolate, candied fruit peel, toffee, brown sugar. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok porter.

3.7
Benzai (15433) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle shared with Erwin Van Moll and Stefan @ Van Moll Brewpub. Red brown color, red glare coming through, medium sized off-white to beige head that leaves fair to good lacing. Aroma has strong vanilla, slightly roast and some malts. Taste lightly malts, vanilla, fortunately not that much that it becomes (Dutch) "hopjesvla" flavored. Body is average to medium, carbonation suits the beer. Quite well balanced.

3.6
bhensonb (15077) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Bomber from Made in Oregon. Pours very dark brown with a slight beige head. Milk chocolate aroma. Maybe some vanilla. Med body. Flavor is bitter chocolate with some vanilla. Gets a little earthy. Not sure about coffee. It’s bitter, but chocolate? coffee? hop? Can’t tell. Finishes well towards dry.

3.4
bierkoning (13201) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2014
Bottle. Deep dark brown color. Malt, roast, chocolate, caramel and vanilla in the aroma and flavor. Sweetish, maybe a bit thin. Nice roasty bitter finish.

3.8
Stuu666 (12999) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 3, 2015
Bottle at craig’s. Pours ruby brown, nose is chocolate, toffee, vanilla, taste is sweet vanilla, roasted, chocolate.


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