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Front Street Vanilla Porter

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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.51/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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 15/20
csaso (2099) - Missouri, USA - SEP 19, 2016
Tap/Growler - good size tan foamy head, dark brown color, moderate roasty malt aroma and flavor, with a good amount of vanilla and chocolate notes coming through in the flavor, pretty smooth finish, not bad overall

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wlajwl (5775) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - JUN 21, 2016
Aroma is dark malts and slight vanilla. The flavor is chocolate, dark malts, mild vanilla and a slightly sweet/acidic finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vipinvelp (3827) - Velp, NETHERLANDS - OCT 10, 2015
Dark brown, brown lacing foam. Vanilla in aroma and taste, although only intially. Then some coffee hints, some toast. Nice porter. (Davenport 201510)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbfobes (2881) - Quad Cities, Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2015
On tap at the brewery, pours a very dark brown with a tan head and spotty lacing, the aroma has a kick of malt and vanilla at first, not overpowering by any means but you can for sure get the vanilla, the aroma has a vanilla front end with some malt and molasses in the finish, decent mouthfeel and not too thin, not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ajnepple (5068) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 28, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Black appearance with a lingering tan head. Aroma of vanilla, caramel, toffee, chocolate and light roasted coffee notes. Similar flavor, pretty sweet with minimal bitterness to balance it out. Average body with a creamy feel, soft carbonation and a smooth finish. OK, a little too sweet overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JMerritt (1941) - 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 (3062) - 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 (3999) - 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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