Mills Brewing Vatted Porter

Vatted Porter

 

Mills Brewing in Ham, Gloucestershire, England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

Porter Regular
Score
7.14
ABV: 5.8% IBU: - Ticks: 12
In February 2018 we produced two dark worts from Maris Otter, brown, oat and rye malts. One wort underwent a spontaneous fermentation in a fresh Red Bordeaux barrel, the other in one of our favourite and much used barrels, brimming with house culture. Twenty one months later the two were blended, bottled and held back for extended bottle maturation
 

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9
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 9 | Flavor - 9 | Texture - 10 | Overall - 9

75cl bottle @ monthly tasting, Chez Sophie, Oct 20. Brought my me, bought at Olivers Cider Barn. Hazed dark brown, beige topping. Aroma of coffee, woody roast. Taste brings excellent complexity with razor sharp definition. Plenty of coffee, woody roast, oak, leather wallet, ash offset by a curious red berry sweetness and a warming red wine close. Wonderfully complex vatted porter, perfect condition after a couple of years in the cupboard, nice natural carbonation. Great example of this long-forgotten style.

Tried from Bottle on 09 Nov 2020 at 09:38


8
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8

F: big, pale tanned, good retention. C: dark brown, opaque. A: sour fruity with chocolate, cocoa, used kitchen woody plate, dark fruits, dark caramel. T: light chocolate fruity, caramel, dark fruits, bit dried fruits, dry on the palate, very nice, medium to full body, medium carbonation, enjoyed, sample draft @ BXLBeerFest 2018 in Brussels.

Tried from Draft on 27 Aug 2018 at 18:11


7.5
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8

Sampled @ BXL Beerfest 2018. A almost clear dark orange brown beer with a mid-sized most good lasting beige head. Aroma of dark riped fruits, plums, raisins, cookies. Taste of dark strong red malt, caramel yeast, plums, raisins, interesting.

Tried on 27 Aug 2018 at 15:54


8
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 8 | Overall - 8

Thanks to the RB crew for sharing! Sampled draft @ BXLBeerFest 2018! Dark brown amber, small head. Nose is sweetish black bread, weird sour chocolate,… Sourish black bread, caramel, very nice interesting quite thick.

Tried from Draft on 26 Aug 2018 at 17:03


6.8
Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 7

7 3 7 3 14Draft at BXL Beerfest ‘18, Brussels.  Clear brown with a tan head.  Aroma of chocolate, overripe dark fruits, caramel and malt.  Flavour is above moderate sweet and bitter.  Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

Tried from Draft on 26 Aug 2018 at 08:42


7.2
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 8 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 7

0,15l taster at BXLBeerfest. brown color, small tan head. smells vinegar, earthy, molasses, bit medical, marzipan, nutty. very nice smell. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes of marzipan, nutty, earthy, spices, very light vinegar. finishes lightly dry and bit sour with notes of vinegar, marzipan and some earthy notes. pretty decent one. 8, 4, 7, 3, 14

Tried on 26 Aug 2018 at 06:49


6.6
Appearance - 8 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 5.5

Imported from my RateBeer account as Mills Vatted Porter (by Mills Brewing):
Aroma: 7/10, Appearance: 4/5, Taste: 7/10, Palate: 3/5, Overall: 11/20, MyTotalScore: 3.2/5

25/VIII/18 - sample @ BXL Beer Festival - BB: n/a (2018-1159) Thanks to the Belgian and Dutch Ratebeer crews for sharing today's beers!

Clear reddish brown beer, small creamy beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: soft roast, caramel, bit sweetish, sugary, bit smoky. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: little sourish, bit acidic, fruity touch, some raisins. Aftertaste: soft bitterness, caramel, bit roasted, more sourish, grains, hay.

Tried on 25 Aug 2018 at 20:07


6.8
Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 7 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 7

At BXL festival. Clear reddish brown with beige head. Strong blackberries, roast, dark chocolate, ash, sour black currants, light mineral, dry earthy leaves. Medium sour and light bitter, very light sweet. Just medium bodied.

Tried on 25 Aug 2018 at 17:31


7.3
Appearance - 6 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 8 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 8

At BXL Festival. Dark brown with light tan head. Roasty and rusty, woody sour. Moderate sweet and sour and dank woody and bitter. Medium body and soft carbonation. Old walnuts. Okay.

Tried on 25 Aug 2018 at 17:13


6.8
Appearance - 10 | Aroma - 7 | Flavor - 6 | Texture - 6 | Overall - 6

Bxlbeerfest. Pours dark brown. Aroma is sweet, oaky, roasty. Flavor is sweet, sour, malt, fruits. Overall: ok.

Tried on 25 Aug 2018 at 17:09