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Front Street Vanilla Porter

Front Street Vanilla Porter
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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.11   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Very smooth with just a hint of vanilla so it’s not overwhelming. I suggest adding a little cherry ale to make a cherry, vanilla porter!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JMerritt (1863) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - AUG 9, 2014
On tap at the brewpub. Dark black with a small, light brown head. Aroma is pretty much straight roasted malt, a bit of bitter coffee, light chocolate milk. But no vanilla to speak of in the nose. There is a faint touch of vanilla and oak sweetness in the flavor, which is accompanied by light coffee bitterness. Carbonation level is a bit too sharp for me. Roast and coffee notes are more pronounced than I would expect from a vanilla porter. Vanilla is so subdued that it may as well be left out. Would work better as a stout on the menu - otherwise it needs more vanilla and a bit more cocoa smoothness. On tap in August, this may be old, old, old?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
keepersj12 (2828) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2014
This has a nice bit of vanilla in the aroma and taste. It is subtle and not at all overpowering. Very nice for sipping by the fireplace on a cold evening.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerCook (18) - Midland, Michigan, USA - JUL 17, 2012
Delicious porter with strong aroma and hints of vanilla flavor. Flavorful beer with a nice almost sweet chocolatey after taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CanIHave4Beers (3487) - Pouring Bus, Iowa, USA - JUL 10, 2012
On Draught at Front Street in Davenport.

Pours a basically black color with a small but well retained head.

The aroma is sweet, some molasses, a little roast, certainly some vanilla in there as well.

The flavor is rich, some tobacco, a good bit of roastiness, & some not too overbearing vanilla. The beer is only mildly sweet and at no point seems over-vanilla-ed or artificial tasting.

This exceeded my expectations for sure.

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