Connecticut Magazine reviews the Still Hill Brewery Vanhilla Porter

Still Hill Brewery VanHilla Porter

To quote Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin, “Valhalla, I am coming!”

This vanilla-flavored, Norse mythology-inspired, high-alcohol-content (8 percent) and intensely flavorful porter is the perfect drink for the winter months. Conditioned on vanilla beans, the beer has a dark velvet flavor, accentuated by strong, but not overpowering, vanilla notes. Imperial porters generally have more alcohol than regular porters, which usually lack the intense roasted flavor of an imperial stout. This drink fits that mold, but the vanilla flavors make it stand apart from other examples of the same style.

The beer is only seasonably available, and although it is distributed on a limited basis around the Rocky Hill area, the best chance one has of trying it is by visiting the brewery itself. Still Hill Brewery celebrates its one-year anniversary this month. It has a beautiful tap room; a large, rustic mural painted by Hartford artist Tao LaBossiere dominates the walls.  Read More Here.

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