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


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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 29   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quevillon (2925) - 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?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
manuelMTL (240) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BiereLuc (1259) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Minderbinder (3297) - 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 (2423) - , 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 (258) - 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 (12890) - 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 (1289) - 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 (604) - 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 (2686) - 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.

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