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RATINGS: 56   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
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Avondale’s beloved Miss Fancy the Elephant’s favorite pastime was to guzzle bootleg beer and whiskey. We share Miss Fancy’s affinity for tasty brews, which is why we were inspired to add a twist to one of our favorites: with hints of exotic vanilla extract, we think the Vanillaphant Porter would have been one of Miss Fancy’s favorites too!

The Vanillaphant is a superb vanilla porter, an ale which is surprisingly light bodied for its robust flavor and has all the chocolate and roasted nut flavors you would expect in a porter but with a special vanilla twist at the end. We use the worlds finest hand selected vanilla beans from the bourbon islands of Madagascar in our recipe. The malty and vanilla sweetness are perfectly balanced with hoppy bitterness.

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solidfunk (8838) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Vanilla and some roast. A dose of peat. Pours black with good head. Light bittersweet finish. Can thanks to iphonephan.

GenDV138 (7200) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Can at the RateBeer DC Mini Tasting. Thanks iphonephan! Dark brownish black with light tan head. Aromas of roasty notes, nuts, coffee, dark chocolate. Tastes of roasted coffee, light vanilla, dark chocolate. Medium body with a dry finish. Pretty solid.

Iphonephan (6946) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2015
From a 33 cl bottle shared at the RateBeer mini tasting in Dec 2015. Pours a clear cola with a tan head. Slight chocolate nose. Flavors of vanilla and leather.

jkwood04 (5448) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 7, 2015
12oz can in a tulip. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of light vanilla, light roasted malts and chocolate, pale malts, and some light dough. Flavor the same with a nice blend. Average texture. Not bad, but sort of boring.

DocJitsu (1969) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2015
Dark brown pour with a dark tan half finger head. Coffee, roasted nuts, and sweet vanilla nose. Flavors don’t deviate much from the nose. Gets pretty bitter at the finish in spite of the sweetness in the nose.

BelgianBeerGal (4037) - Panama City, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2015
Growler from Hop City poured into a sweet Marriott cup. Great dark brown pour with a nice brown head that lasts. Aroma is bitter coffee and chocolate with some malt sweetness. Flavor is mostly bitter espresso but a hint of Mexican vanilla. Nice.

PorterPounder (7884) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - APR 4, 2015
Thick dark black pour, sticky mocha colored head. Vanilla and chocolate chips in the aroma. Roasty flavor with some nice espresso notes, sweet vanilla., dark chocolate, Thick, rich mothfeel. Thanks to whomever brought this to Proof tasting.

ibrubeer (382) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Draft @ Mugshots, BHM. Nice aroma of roasty and a little vanilla. Dark and opaque, with a touch of reddish brown on the edges. Tan head, but quickly dissipates. Nice balance of vanilla and chocolate malt. Full bodied. Overall a really good vanilla porter! Tastes very similar to mine, but maybe a touch less vanilla.

drowland (8629) - Georgia, USA - JAN 28, 2015
1/28/15. On tap at Cooter Brown’s, Jacksonville, AL. Black pour with a small tan head, mild lacing. Nice aroma, good porter aspects, malty, nutty, smooth chocolate, a little roast, subtle vanilla. Good flavor, vanilla shines a little more, milk chocolate, roast pops a little more with a hint of hop bitterness to balance it out. Maybe a little light bodied, could be silkier, but it actually suits it and goes down well. Much better than the wheat can I tried.

Travlr (24261) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Draft. Dark maroon briwn color, brown head. Nice aroma of vanilla, dates, plums. Taste has more canilla, coffee, dark fruit. Tasty.

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