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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: 48   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.42   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 147   ABV: 4.9%
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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


4.5
   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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Randy4Beer (245) - - MAR 21, 2014
Appearance - a nice dark chocolate look. Has an audible fizz when poured but nonetheless has a very thin one finger off-white head. No real lacing left behind. Nose - wonderful vanilla scents waft from this one. Not much else but that is plenty pleasant. Palate - vanilla, a hint of coffee. Maybe a touch of tobacco. Overall - on the sweet side, but still one of the best offerings from Beau’s.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
terrybail (670) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
HippyHop (257) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UM02 (312) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
radiomgb (2366) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
YanIpa (144) - Quebec, CANADA - FEB 15, 2014
Noire et opaque, elle présente une légère mousse crème Au nez : chocolat et peu de café. Onctueuse en bouche. Arômes de vanille et chocolat au lait. Le tout se termine sur une notr de cacao mi amer. Presque aqueuse, elle prend un peu de corps en réchauffant. Intéressante, j adore !!!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rodenbach99 (3257) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 21, 2014
Une bouteille de 600ml de la batch 3330 embouteillée le 19 novembre 2013. Une bière de curling brune avec une mousse épaisse. Un nez de chocolat, de café et de malt brun. Simple ! Une bouche de café, de chocolat avec une texture agréable. Une bière facile à boire.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cargo150 (773) - 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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rederic (3063) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 20, 2014
600ml bottle, from the brewery, dark brown color, with a tan-colored head, sweet mild chocolate cake, cocoa powder, vanilla bean, brownie nose, with some light coffee, faint toffee, roasted, chocolate, toasted malty notes, and with a mocha, brown chocolate baking bar, chocolate wafer accent in the aroma follows through on a medium-bodied palate with a nice chocolate praline, cocoa powder, vanilla pod, chocolate pie crust, chocolate cake character, with a mild sweet roasted, chocolate, toasted, biscuity malty, coca cola soft drink, toffee flavour, leading towards a mochaish, vanilla, chocolatey finish.


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