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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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlovakSniper (3360) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 14, 2014
Un porter embouteillé le 19 novembre 2013 qui ne montre aucune tête mousseuse. Un très mince anneau s’installe grâce aux mouvements des gorgées. Un nez qui me rappelle un cola aromatisé à la vanille. Du soda mousse? Heureusement que des malts rôtis existent pour me faire penser que je suis ici devant une bière brune. Un goût qui est à la hauteur de mes attentes. De la vanille et des traces chocolatées sur un fond de céréales rôties. En bouche, je note que le liquide a un corps de faible densité. Son pétillement est vitaminé. Sa texture est franchement aqueuse. Je pense que cette charpente est une nuisance pour l’étalement des saveurs. En arrière-goût, les grains secs laissent traîner des particules de vanille rôtie. Dommage que cette bière s’intègre davantage dans la grande famille des sodas artisanaux.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinsenn (1141) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 3, 2014
Bottle. Vanilla and roast aroma. Acidic taste, lots of roast, with some vanilla and a very dry finish. Thin body. Meh.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gilvanblight (801) - Windsor, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2014
Beau’s Burnt Rock Vanilla Porter Very dark near black pour. Strong carmel and malt nose. Very thick. Not nearly enough vanilla. Its all in the aftertaste. Seems a bit unbalanced. Actually it keeps building still in the aftertaste but its there. Not bad but not great.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alpha10 (361) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 28, 2014
2014/01/28 - Pours an opaque dark brown cola colour with a three finger, foamy tan head that lingers and leaves minimal lacing. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and light vanilla. Taste follows nose; coffee, cocoa and a toasted malt and vanilla aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium with biting carbonation and a smooth, mildly bitter finish. Nice flavours, but the carbonation seemed a touch high. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
lesifflebiere (1351) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 13, 2014
Décidément noire et opaque, elle présente une légère mousse couleur crème à la surface. Les notes en nez sont sucrées, mais c’est surtout du chocolat (et un peu de café) que l’on discerne. Onctueuse en bouche, les arômes de vanille frappent enfin, et mélangées au chocolat, donnent une impression de crème glacée fondue, et le tout se termine sur des notes de genre de sirop de cacao. Presque aqueuse, elle prend un peu de corps en réchauffant. Intéressante offrande de Beau’s.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2099) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2014
Bottle from the LCBO holiday mix pack. Dark mahogany with brown head. Very sweet, vanilla, some roasted malt, chocolate. Moderate carbonation and mild body, little too sweet but drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Trev (1960) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Dark brown. Medium tight head. Aroma of vanilla, light cinnamon? Dark roasted malt. Flavour is soft vanilla, roasted malt. Light coffee. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RxForHealth (154) - - DEC 27, 2013
This is a really nicely done spiced Porter. 600 mL bottle. Pours a dark chocolate with a substantial long-lasting head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Lots of taste on the palate. A nice long pleasant finish. Highly recommended. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
shaynsawchuk (553) - Mississauga, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 20, 2013
600 mL bottle. Pours black with a nice cap of khaki head. Aromas of bittersweet chocolate, coffee, Dr. Pepper, vanilla and raisin. Moderate sweetness with very subtle hopping. Thin on the palate with below average carbonation. Reminds me too much of a soft drink, sorry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Metalchopz (2403) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 15, 2013
Part of "The Best of Beau’s 2013" 4-pack at the LCBO. Pours a dark brown colour with a creamy beige head, good retention and some decent lacing. Soft vanilla notes over the chocolate and roasted malts. The same for the taste, watered-down hints of coffee. Cocoa flavours with the vanilla smoothing down things. An alright Pro-Am brew, but like others, pretty mild overall.

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