From Toronto Ontario’s Mill Street Brewery comes their “Vanilla Porter” a Nitro Porter in a can. The beer pours a deep brown with a creamy tan head. The aroma consists of vanilla, chocolate and sweet. The flavour is of vanilla, chocolate, fruit, toffee and a sweet finish. The alcohol content comes in at 5% with an IBU of 29. Being a person that finds vanilla to sweet I was a bit worried about this beer. Luckily for me with it being a nitro beer the vanilla was a bit subdued and the flavour was quite enjoyable.
Commercial Description: Mill Street Vanilla Porter has been a cult favourite in our brewpubs every winter for the past four years. brewed with Washington state nugget hops, our house ale yeast culture & pure natural vanilla extract, vanilla porter is nitrogen-charged to pour a Thick, tight head with a creamy texture & body. Our vanilla extract is cold pressed from vanilla orchid bean pods giving it over 250 individual flavour notes (conventional hot extraction yields 50) resulting in a captivating depth of flavour and breadth of character.
Food Pairing as per brewery: Dark Bitter Sweet Chocolate, Blue Cheese, White Chocolate Desserts.