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Brewed by Mike’s Brewery
Style: Porter
Taranaki, New Zealand

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.61/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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3.9
Skarecrow (873) - North Shore, Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - APR 23, 2017
500ml bottle Black with thick sudsy head. Roasted coffee/malt aroma Medium bitterness with roasted malt palate and smooth sweet finish plus a hint of vanilla. Nice one.

3.8
SeniorZozo (1589) - Budapest, HUNGARY - MAR 27, 2017
@ Budapest. It smells delicious: vanilla, darkmalty, a bit roasty, aromatic, flowery, great. The taste is maltaromtic, bit hoppy, bit coffee-bitter, flowery, vanilla, coffee, aromatic >>>> Beeroda.hu Tasting Sessions @ Budapest, Hungary >>>>

3.8
bu11zeye (13140) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2017
(500ml bottle, BB 28.10.17) Pours an opaque black body with a medium tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, vanilla, lactose, cocoa, and toffee. Flavor of coffee, dark chocolate, graham cracker, vanilla, and caramel.

3.5
The_Osprey (8722) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2016
Bottle share at CBC Islington as ’Mike’s VCP Vanilla Coffee Porter’. Many thanks to Dave for the haul. Very dark brown, small tan head. Aroma is vanilla biscuit, custard, serious vanilla bomb. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste has the promised vanilla and coffee, a little twiggy. Quite nice.

3.4
mR_fr0g (13226) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2016
Bottle shared at the big Dave tasting at craft beer Co Islington. Many thanks to bug Dave for this one. Aroma is sweet sickly vanilla, cakey. Stale cocoa. Flavour is composed of vanilla, coconut, cocoa, little earthy, sweet, cakey. Palate is medium full, semi. I sweet, moderate carbonation. Decent. little earthy in the finish.

3.4
Scopey (15476) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 26, 2016
Bottle at Craft Islington thanks to Big Dave. It pours darkest brown / black with a small tan head. The aroma is soft, sweet, toast, roasted malt, toffee, vanilla and cocoa. The taste is smooth, bitter - sweet, vanilla, toasted malt, earth, wood, cocoa, dull coffee and some creaminess. Medium body and fine carbonation. Pretty decent, if a touch sweet.

3.7
madmitch76 (25345) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 23, 2016
21st April 2016
Craft Islington bottleshare. Thanks to Big Dave. Hazy deep red - amber beer, good pale tan head. Soft airy palate, modest fine carbonation. Little creamy malt. Mellow but tasty sticky toffee pudding and salted caramel .Light airy finish. A tasty pudding beer!

3.3
teorn88 (7687) - Rimini, ITALY - APR 22, 2016
57cl bottle shared at Dave’s tasting @CBC Islington, London. Big thanks to Dave for this one. It pours a clean dark brown color with a small off white head. Aroma is sweet with some grains vanilla and chocolate. Taste is big sweet with plenty of vanilla. Medium bodied with OK carbonation. Overall, OK

3.6
Leighton (22054) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2016
Bottle shared in London - many thanks to Dave. Pours rich brown with a frothy, beige head. The nose has light roast, toasted toffee, mellow coffee. Medium sweet flavour with creamy toffee, burnt butterscotch, soft earthy bitterness, light bitter coffee, berries, some oily vanilla. Medium bodied with fine carbonation and creamy texture. Sweet finish with more creamy toffee, vanilla, light earth, coffee, vanilla pods. Tasty beer.

3.4
Theydon_Bois (20469) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 21, 2016
Bottle split at Islo, thanks to Wingmane, 21/04/16. Light black with a decent tan covering. Nose is sweet malt, toffee, light cocoa, vanilla essence. Taste comprises vanilla fudge, light cocoa, toffee, light roast. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Ok ... not a huge depth bit drinks below the ABV.


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