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RATINGS: 31   MEAN: 3.39/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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A delicious vanilla porter inspired by the melting pot that is America. Loosely based on an English porter but spiced up with whole vanilla beans from Mexico and Madagascar, it’s a deep, rich brown with a mocha head and plenty of luscious vanilla notes in the nose. The flavors are sweet chocolates, spices and smooth cream with just a hint of hoppy bitterness and enough kick to know this is no ordinary porter.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
IPagan5 (101) - San Marcos, California, USA - APR 2, 2015
Great porter, vanilla coffee nose. Nice vanilla flavor. Good mouthfeel nit to big but not lean like some porters. Real enjoyable beer!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martinrumsam (562) - BARNSTAPLE, Devon, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2015
Draft. Almost black with tan head. Coffee and light vanilla aroma. Taste is coffee chocolate hint of vanilla and burnt malt bitterness balancing the sweetness and alcohol Medium mouthfeel pretty good

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mrmagnum75 (1) - Temecula, California, USA - FEB 24, 2015 does not count
This beer is one of my favorite Vanilla Porters. The aroma gives you that Vanilla tingle. Amazing..

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerguy101 (5319) - Newark, California, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Sampled at the brewery on 3/21/2013. This porter pours an eclipse black color from the tap. Small to medium sized beige colored head. The aroma is chocolate, coffee, vanilla and sweet. A medium bodied porter. The malts are roasty, caramel, chocolate and sweet. The hops are herbal and earthy. Decent carbonation. Nice balance. Vanilla is mostly in the background and is not overpowering. Very drinkable, nice and smooth. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Mrnoluv (199) - long beach, California, USA - OCT 17, 2014
This is a non-special beer, the taste is bitter and nothing else. All the talk about vanilla notes, smooth taste...don’t believe it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (5605) - Utah, USA - OCT 7, 2014
22oz bottle picked up at Country wine & spirits
Pours black with a small tan head and some lacing. Aroma is vanilla, dark malts and chocolate. Flavors of dark malts, vanilla, milk chocolate and roast coffee
I like this, nice and tasty

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ReverendMoon (155) - Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Vanilla is very vague here. Can't detect much. Light body for a porter. Thin. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blipp (6619) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Draft. Pours deep brown with a beige head. Vanilla sweetness up front, with moderate roasted malts, sweet caramel malts, and a lingering vanilla finish. Pretty drinkable, but a touch too sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jrodooo5 (1151) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 14, 2014
On nitro: very good dark pour w/ a big tan head & great lacing. The aroma is full of vanilla notes. The taste is smooth w/ a vanilla undertone & still having a little bit of a porter bite! Good stuff!

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
joet (2323) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 30, 2014
Lots of coffee aroma... Very dark black gray. Fine tan foam. A bit astringency. Lots of dark roast. Medium high effervescence. Vanilla blended in well. Spirits flavors. Agave like.


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