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Beaus Burnt Rock Vanilla Porter

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


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RATINGS: 52   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.43   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (2073) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thorongil2 (1410) - , 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopsandBolts (131) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
600 ml bottle in the 2014 Best of Beau’s gift pack from the LCBO.

Appearance: Pours an opaque dark mahogany brown with a couple fingers of tan head. Retention is short and lacing is slight.

Aroma: Chocolate, coffee, bit of charcoal and sweet pipe tobacco.

Flavours: Vanilla, chocolate, espresso, toffee.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and velvety with moderate viscosity and light carbonation.

Overall: This is a beautiful Porter with lots of vanilla flavour and it has a bit thicker mouthfeel than many other Porters I’ve had. This is one of the better beers that Beau’s brews in my opinion and I give it top marks for upfront aromas and lots of flavour.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (5267) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 2, 2015
Bottle - Light roast and vanilla. Jet brown and a light brown head. Tons of vanilla and roast with some chocolate notes. A little overboard on the vanilla.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cargo150 (822) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 16, 2014
Belle couleur noir avec des reflets brun et un col beige assez résistant. Aromes de vanille,café,chocolat. Simple et délicieux!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HippyHop (305) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 7, 2014
Last one in the mixer pack. Pour is a headless black. Nose is chocolate, toasted grain, vanilla. Taste is the same but the vanilla seems much more present. It’s got this strange, pleasant vanilla coke quality that I like. It’s a little thin, surprisingly dry, but quite drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2425) - Peterborough, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 1, 2014

600ml bottle from the LCBO in Peterborough, Ontario. Near black in colour with a thin beige head, light lacing. The aroma is strong on vanilla, some burnt malts, chocolate, oats. The flavour is of light vanilla, some roasted malts, chocolate. Finishes long turning dry. Nicely done, vanilla never dominates.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
PeteP (8) - North Lancaster, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 1, 2014 does not count
Poured into a pint glass, a stark, opaque black colour with a thin head. Immediately, notes of cacao and coffee are apparent, as well as vanilla. The balance is very good and the burnt malt flavours are very subtle, bringing out the aforementioned flavours, making this a very distinct and easy drinking porter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UM02 (325) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 21, 2014
A nice easy drinking beer that is nevertheless a bit disappointing as a vanilla stout. The body is a bit thin and the burnt malt taste is mild at best. The vanilla is perceptible both in the aroma and initial taste and the balance is good, it is not overpowering. There is just a lack of burnt malt flavour and the other subtle flavours that make a great porter. As always with Beau’s one can taste that the water base is excellent. A pleasant easy drinking vanilla porter but there are much better and more complex vanilla porters out there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
terrybail (686) - London, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 22, 2014
600ml bottle I like stouts, porters and vanilla and it is strange but the two together just don’t work for me

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