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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.36/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32/5   IBU: 32   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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igziabeher (1) - VENTURA, California, USA - APR 15, 2017 does not count
I’m beginning to think that Latitude 33° really has their s$&t together. This beer along with their Blood Orange are really solid choices for any occasions. The depth is there, the hints are there, the overall totality of the beer is there... 👍

3.1
mcberko (19172) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 12, 2017
On tap at Latitude 33, pours a deep dark brown with a small beige head. Aroma brings out lots vanilla beans, followed by a touch coffee. Flavour is along the same lines, with sweet vanilla beans, toasted caramel and espresso. Light-bodied but rather sweet. Okay.

3.5
djd07 (15649) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2017
On tap at the brewery. Pours a very dark brown with small beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong vanilla bean, milk chocolate, roast. Medium body, cocoa, vanilla, light roast, dry finish, very good.

3.3
hopdog (13102) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2016
On tap at Latitude 33. Poured a dark brown color with a small sized tan head. Vanilla, chocolate, lighter roast, and a lighter earthiness.

3.4
User134089 (1644) - - MAR 4, 2016
Type: 16-oz. draft
Glass: Clear pint glass
From: Hooleys in La Mesa (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $5.25 (Happy Hour price)
Purchased: March 1, 2016
Consumed: March 1, 2016
Misc.: N/A

This one didn’t have great reviews, but I think the few I’ve tried (mostly on Untappd, not reviewed) have been very good and underappreciated. Plus it’s got vanilla in it.

Poured a dark brown color with two fingers of khaki tan, rocky head when I got it. Very good spiderweb lacing on the sides of the glass. Above average retention on the top all the way down. (Sight - 4.25)

Smelled dry vanilla malts, caramel, toffee, Mud Slide, chocolate chip cookie and vanilla bean ice cream. (Smell - 3.50)

Taste was initially better, but then got some metallic notes. Creamy vanilla, cream soda, dark caramel, Mud Slide, chocolate/vanilla milkshake. (Taste - 3.50)

Medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Creamy, smooth finish. (Feel - 4.00)

This was nice, but I couldn’t get over those metallic notes. Not as good as Alpine’s Rye’der on the Storm. (Overall - 3.50)

3.60 82 B

3.2
GarrettB (1665) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 23, 2015
October 5th, 2013 - Vanilla Porters always impress me. It’s like Vanilla Coke - vaguely incongruous sounding, but ultimately delicious . Latitude is working with the same parameters, executing a sweet treat, delicious in its chocolate casing, but not especially engaging. The nose is the high-point, expressing vanilla and cacao, with touches of tobacco and chocolate, though milk, not dark at first. The aftertaste secretes more of a low, growling dark chocolate scent. That’s also the chocolate that appears in the aftertaste, with lots of Ghirardelli brownie served on a thin palate. Again, there’s plenty of sweetness here, and probably enough to serve alongside some ice cream or a hot brownie, but by itself, there’s not a ton to flirt with.

3
Beersmithbacon (111) - San Luis Rey, California, USA - MAY 13, 2015
Some vanilla in aroma, burnt roast as well. Watery toasty flavor, no head no carbonation to speak of .

4.3
IPagan5 (106) - 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
martinrumsam (572) - 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
Mrmagnum75 (2) - 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..


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