Rohrbach Vanilla Porter
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RATINGS: 35   MEAN: 3.65/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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Vanilla Porter is a complex English-style porter that was brewed with a wide variety of specialty malts. Chocolate malt, caramel malt, black malt, and roasted barley are used in this beer to give it an intricate flavor. The vanilla flavoring is an extract that is added after fermentation that gives the beer yet another layer of taste. Porters are considered to be in-between brown ales and stouts, but Vanilla Porter is right on the edge of a stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MacBoost (1399) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2014
16oz can. Pours a deep brown with a light tan head. Aromas of chocolate, vanilla and coffee. Taste is semi dry and lightly bitter. Flavors consist of huge vanilla milkshake, some coffee, perhaps a chocolate/vanilla twist ice cream complete with the waffle cone. Pretty yummy. Medium mouthfeel, medium carb (forced). Finished like a s’mores bar, but well attenuated. Bravo!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
generallee08 (717) - New York, USA - SEP 16, 2014
The body has a dark brown, almost black color with a small one finger tan head. The head hangs on well and makes some lacing on the glass as I drink. In the nose I pick up a nice roasty, toasty character with a pleasant whiff of vanilla. On the tongue I pick up the roasted sweetness and toasted semi-bitterness from the malt. There are hints of toasted bread, dark chocolate and coffee with a nice level of sweet vanilla creaminess running through the center. The hops are not much of a noticeable factor but do held with balancing the malt sweetness. The palate is smooth but well carbonated with a solid medium feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ben4321 (4253) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Location: Sampled at TapNY, 4/26/14

Aroma: The nose is caramel, chocolate, vanilla, and roasted malts, with some light earth/peat
Appearance: Pours a dark brown color with a sheet of beige head and decent lace
Flavor: The taste is very sweet, lots of vanilla, chocolate, and caramel, without much bitterness
Palate: The body is on the creamy side, smooth and easy drinking, with some stickiness as well
Overall Impression: This is a solid, but very sweet example of the style. I liked the overall flavor combination, but it was just a little too sweet for me. It could have used a little more balance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ontbeertaster (2346) - Ontario, CANADA - JAN 20, 2014
Tap, pours dark black, aroma is roasty and vanillia, taste is quite nice, a nice roasty with a good vanilia finish, overall nice offering

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Gamin (116) - Brockport, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2013
Wonderful fluffy head with obvious vanilla in the aroma. Sweet and awesome strong vanilla hits with a smooth easy drinking roastiness on the tongue. One of the best beers in Rochester.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (2290) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
A: Black Hue, Passes Almost No Light, Brown Head Ring, Mild Lacing S: Coffee, Mildly Roasted Dark Malts, Mild Vanilla T: Vanilla, Coffee, Mildly Roasted Dark Malts M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Roasty, Mildly Sweet Overall, its nice to see that the quality of this beer hasnt fallen off like other Rohrbach beers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (5066) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Sample at the brewpub on 7/1/13. Black pour with a thin light brown head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, ash and some vanilla. Malty flavor with sweet vanilla and chocolate before a roasty coffee finish. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wheresyourball (520) - El Cajon, California, USA - NOV 20, 2012
On tap in a restaurant on Park Ave in Rochester. Pours an amber-brown color with small white head. Nose and flavor are dominated by vanilla - a bit much. Some maltiness with medium body. Just ok.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JesseinVT (12) - BurlingtonCtB, Vermont, USA - JUL 28, 2012
I've had this on tap at Dinosaur BBQ in Rochester & from growlers. Dark pour with modest white head, noticeable malt & vanilla smell. Very light carbonation, almost like a nitrous carbonated beer. Very smooth mouthfeel, w/ strong maltiness, mild smokiness, & noticeable but not overwhelming vanilla taste. A hint of chocolate, too. A very tasty porter. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mabel (7015) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 22, 2012
[4179-20111203] Tap. Chocolate cocoa bean malt roast aroma. Clear, black red-hued body with quick foamy off-white head. More chocolate sugary cocoa powder flavour has a nice sweet malt throughout. Medium-full body. Tasty. (8/3/7/3/13) 3.4
(@ Mr. Goodbar, Buffalo, NY)

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