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Beaus Burnt Rock Vanilla Porter

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Brewed by Beaus All Natural Brewing Co.
Style: Porter
Vankleek Hill, Canada

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RATINGS: 60   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Burnt Rock is a classic British-style porter brewed with additions of organic vanilla beans and extract. Despite what the weighty aroma suggests, Burnt Rock has a good, clean finish, and sessionable drinkability.

History & Style
Beau’s Pro-Am Series is a salute to homebrewers, true innovators of our craft. Beers designed by amateur brewers, brewed at Beau’s. Cheers to Members of Barleyment’s Patrick Boisvenue for brewing this wonderful winter warmer with us!

Tasting Notes
With rich, luxuriant vanilla aromas reminiscent of fine tobacco, selected dark malts offer up balancing chocolate and coffee nuances for this medium-bodied beer. Hops add a pleasantly dry finish.

Food Pairings
Mascarpone filled gnocchi with truffle oil, caramel and nutty treats, trifle


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ametras (588) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 29, 2015
600ml bottle. Dark brown with a frothy tan head. Flavors are toasted bread, roasted malts, chocolate, caramel, coffee and vanilla with ashy notes. Medium body, moderate carbonation, oily texture.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tom10101 (3383) - Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle (600 ml). Split 3-ways with the lady and the brother in law.

Appearance: Dark brown with a medium diminishing beige head and little lacing.

Aroma: A burst of vanilla followed by butterscotch, light coffee notes, hints of tobacco and light chocolate. Maybe a bit artificial?

Taste: Similar to the aroma. Vanilla is dominant, but not overpowering. The butterscotch is quite present too along tobacco, coffee/roasted malt and light fruitiness.

Palate: Medium body. Moderate to medium carbonation. A bit oily mouthfeel. Sticky vanilla finish along a butterscotch aftertaste.

Overall: Good Porter! Very tasty. A bit too flavorful (and borderline artificial) to be easily drinkable, but it’s enjoyable nonetheless. Balance is decent.


2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
OntBeerDrinker (465) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 1, 2015
jet black veary small fast carbnation a tiny little red at bottom cant see throw dark and mocha head looks great. Smell bitterness, toffee, vanilla, butterscotch and maybe coffee(roasted) a tad. Starts of watery medium bodied with lots of bitterness and some butterscotch and vanilla taste(sometimes lite sometimes strong) and lots of bitterness and some drys out with maybe a little roasted and chocolate taste. Good but not great. 5.6% version.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stoned99 (325) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle shared with family in law. Aroma: coffee, vanilla, roasted malt, smokey. App: dark brown with small medium beige head. Taste and palate: medium creamy body, light sweetness, watery a bit, sweet and bitter finish. Overall: not bad, would have liked a more full body, less watery, but it’s still a good porter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Radek Kliber (6573) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 20, 2015
Where and how: Bottle LCBO 600ml
Aroma on sweet side, vanilla, chocolate, milk.
Appearance :
Top: lighter tanned fizzy, rocky cap.
Base: dark brown into black.
Palate : medium bodied, dry finish.
Taste: straight roast, tad peppery with softening vanilla on chocolate-coffee plain. Mild bitterness on sides. Slight astringency.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quevillon (2591) - Boisbriand, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2015
600 ml bottle from the brewery on November 28, 2014. Black, small head. Malty aroma of chocolate and vanilla, fairly sweet. Roasted malt and light vanilla taste, some notes of toasted grains, light dry bitterness. Solid stuff, unofficial beer of curling?

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
manuelMTL (215) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 1, 2015
Pours a black with a frothy brown head. Nose is sweet vanilla and chocolate. Vanilla and cacao flavors in the mouth with a hint of coffee. Light sourness. Medium carbonation. Smooth vanilla porter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BiereLuc (999) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 30, 2015
Voilà un porter franc et pétillant. Cendré, chocolaté, légèrement acide et vanillé à la perfection. C’est exactement ce que j’ai envie de boire lorsqu’on me parle d’un porter à la vanille. Léger et goûteux.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (2222) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 14, 2015
Bottle 600ml. Pours black with low beige head. Some lacing. Aroma is of vanilla, roasted malt, coffee. Taste is of vanilla, roasted malt, biterness, some ashes, alcohol. Palate: Medium body. Soft carbonation. Overall: Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2 (1476) - , Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2015
(bottle) clear very dark brown colour with a small brown head; aroma of vanilla, soy sauce; dryish flavour with a long light bitter finish


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