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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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Vanilla dominates the flavor of this robust porter while chocolate and coffee flavors linger in the background. Brewed with a blend of vanilla beans, this delicious porter is sure to please even the most discerning beer connoisseur. So when the snow is drifting down, or you simply want to take a moment to enjoy one of life’s fine creations, relax and have a pint. But be careful. I’ll bet you can’t have just one! Now available in 22 oz. bottles.


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2.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
cwald (91) - Oregon, USA - OCT 12, 2013
HQT Night. Growler. Holy vanilla! Over kill. This beer had lots of potential, but just didn’t live up. I’ll try it again, as it was complex and had alot going. Just a bit thin and over hyped. Perhaps the next batch... Still... if you like porter, with some sweet hints... go for it.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjg74 (2733) - Salem, Oregon, USA - APR 28, 2015
Bomber from Roth’s. Black in color. Nose is roasty with a bit of sweetness. Sweet vanilla up front with a bit of roast. Very strong on the vanilla throughout with a bit of burnt coffee in the finish. The strong vanilla is balanced by the bitter roasty finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fatehunter (1614) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Pours a half finger of head on a black body. The aroma is muted vanilla, roasted malt and coffee. The taste has a background bitterness, cream, vanilla and roasted malt. The texture is soft, slight fizz, but still creamy. Great.. The taste is a bit off balance with the bitterness, but the texture is excellent.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Bulk_Carrier (2587) - Temporarily, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 23, 2015
Thanks Diana for sending. This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a pure dark brown color with a slim film of an off-white to white head with some bubbles here and there as what is of there just glimmers and settles. The smell started off with a light roast leading to a semi - sweet /smooth chocolate. Vanilla seems to balance. The taste was slightly roasty and semi - sweet letting the vanilla enter in nicely. Slight roasted coffee and vanilla - esque quality is in the aftertaste. The finish is slightly dry. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. Low carbonation leads to a decent smoothness rolling over my tongue. Overall, I say this was a decent porter. Everything’s balanced. I’d probably have it again.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (4137) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - NOV 19, 2014
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown color with a smallish tan head on there. Nose is pretty heavy with the vanilla, and moderate amounts of roasting complementing the vanilla. Taste is a bit sweet and skewed too heavily towards the vanilla for my tastes.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (6752) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 13, 2014
would likely be small in body without the vanilla, but as is it smooths things out quite nicely and leaves this a lightly roasted vanilla cream ale that went down easy. likely their best.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
vadie (976) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
Marron/rouge très foncé, presque noir, avec un tête marron dense et stable. L’arôme douce du chocolat, malt torréfié et un peu de vanille. Le goût est dominé par la vanille avec du malt torréfié et une finition assez amer. C’est bonne mais un peu trop sucré avec trop de vanille pour moi. Je trouve que ses goûts masquent un porter médiocre.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
baraciisch (2253) - California, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Dark brown in color... Aroma is huge vanilla, chocolate notes... Flavor is smooth, chocolate and vanilla dominate... Amazing ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
skoisirius (1823) - Earth, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2014
22oz. Apparently is now named the ’Backroad Vanilla Porter’ with a much different looking label. I’ll change the name here in a second. As for the beer: big vanilla’d nose, hints of sweet roasty malts as well. Flavors are well blended notes of vanilla, and soft notes of coffee, roast, and bitter hops. Smooth, could be a bit louder.

2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
heinesands (10) - Salem, USA - APR 23, 2014
Vanilla is the overpowering taste. Not very balanced very lite roasted notes. Better vanilla porters out there.


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