I've never been a huge drinker of dark beers. One or two and I'm good. I can't drink dark beer all night long. However, I might be able to drink a whole bunch of Mill Street Brewery's Vanilla Porter.
Imagine enjoying the dark malty flavour of a dark beer combined with the unique flavour of vanilla. Don't think this is like the vanilla flavour you get in Vanilla Coke. You're not going to get any artificial vanilla flavorings here. The fellas at Mill St. use real vanilla extract, and you can tell the difference once you taste this delicious porter.
You can definitely taste the vanilla. It wasn't overpowering, but you could taste it in the background. It went very nice with the traditional coffee and malty flavours of porters. It's head was thick and creamy like you would expect, and the colour was deep brown.
Porters are similar to Stouts but they differ in the type of malt used during brewing. Porters use malted barley while stouts primarily use unmalted roasted barley. Porters also tend to be a little lighter than stouts but the two are similar. If you like one, you'll like the other.
I give Mill Street Brewery's Vanilla Porter 4 big burps.
Let me know what you think.
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