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RATINGS: 12   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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Briess Pale malt balanced with Roast, Dark, Crystal and Munich malts allow for the perfect mix of malted barley for this Robust Porter with Madagascar vanilla bean. Lightly hopped to allow a slight roast, dominant chocolate and vanilla bean character to come through, this beer borders on the low end of the IBU scale and the high side for Original Gravity.


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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
KajII (782) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 30, 2013
22oz Bottle. The pour was a very dark brown with an average (1-2 finger) light tan frothy head that reduced down to a thin film and medium collar with fair runny lacing. The aroma was of a roasted dark bread malt and a doughy leathery yeast with notes of vanilla, milk chocolate and a mild roasted coffee scent. The taste was very lightly sweet and a bit malty with a hint of milk chocolate from the start, with the finish being a tad bitter and having an ever so light hint of vanilla with a mild coffee presence towards the end. The flavor lasted an average duration following the swallow with a mild choco-roastiness that was left to linger. Mouthfeel was just under medium in body with a slightly watery yet dry texture and a medium carbonation. Overall this was a decent Porter with a good smooth drinkability. Although I did find it rather light on vanilla, it did however posses a nice creamy chocolate taste...


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
liquidhedonism (68) - Beaverton, Oregon, USA - SEP 19, 2014
On tap at Pizza Schmizza in Hillsboro, OR. Aroma has roasted grains and strong vanilla, with hints of chocolate and biscuit. Reminds me of malted milk balls. Mouthfeel is a bit thin (but that’s to be expected from a Porter), though there is a decent roasted grain profile there to keep it interesting. Creamy, smooth, and sweet from the start through a long finish. Not bad!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (6034) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 29, 2013
Bomber thanks to Mike. Pours a mahogany hue with a large brown head. A sweet nose of coffee and roast. A enjoyable smooth Porter with big vanilla bean, coffee, some light roast and chocolates. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (4690) - Utah, USA - APR 27, 2013
22oz bottle shared by Mike, thanks
Appearance: Clear brown with a medium sized beige head and good lacing
Aroma: Coffee, roast and vanilla
Taste: Roasted malts, coffee, vanilla, finished with a mild bitterness
Nice

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2263) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - APR 26, 2013
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber thanks to Mike. Aroma of cocoa, alcohol, roasted malts. Very thin mouth feel. Chocolaty, vanilla, sweet. Meh.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MikeJslc (755) - USA - APR 26, 2013
Dark brown, persistent tan head. Aroma is biscuity, nutty, cocoa, vanilla is low. Vanilla much stronger in the flavor. Lots of vanilla, light chocolate, nutty notes. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (11099) - Woodland, California, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Bomber from Made in Oregon. Pours dark brown with a creamy/fizzy tan head. Aroma of roast malt, chocolate and maybe vanilla. Med body. Fizzy carb. It has dark roast malt, some chocolate and some vanilla. Ok, but not super flavorful.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle:   Deep brown, frothy tannish head, nice lacing.   Soft roasted malts, a little cocoa.   Soft sweet roasted malts, a bit of a tart fruitiness as well.   Perhaps a smidgen of vanilla, but just a smidge.   Not much hop with this one.   Moderate body and mouthfeel.   Pale roasted malt finish, a bit of dry cocoa, with lingering fruitiness.   Not as much vanilla as I was thinking, but thankfully it didn’t come across as one of those fake examples.   Otherwise pretty average.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (1900) - Salem, Oregon, USA - DEC 9, 2012
22 oz bottle from "Lifesource" in Salem OR. $5.49. Says 4.8% alc Lovely beer to look at midnight black body with a really nice thick and frothy tan head. Good aromas of roasted oats and nice natural seeming vanilla. Good rich creamy roasted malt taste, with just the touch of vanilla again very natural,milk chocolate some saltiness. Great Palate is thick and very smooth good stuff. I really liked this one smooth and thick but with a relatively low alcohol % i also appreciated that the vanilla was understated, but clearly present. A great many "Vanilla Porters" over due the vanilla.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
troopie (2292) - Munchen an der Willamette, Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2012
Draught. Almost black pour with off white head. Aroma is chocolate and vanilla. Full bodied with a lot of vanilla and roast malt. Light hop and more vanilla in the finish


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