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Vanilla Porter - Klamath Basin Brewing Co. - The Creamery Brew Pub And Grill

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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.57
pDev: 25.49%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Klamath Basin Brewing Co. - The Creamery Brew Pub And Grill visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
A blend of vanilla beans is used in the brewing process to create the dominant vanilla flavor while the chocolate and coffee flavors of the Porter linger in the background.

(Beer added by: sommersb on 12-29-2011)
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4/5  rDev +12%

Nick29, Nov 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

constantine_272, Aug 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

jraisner, Jul 24, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -58%

atpca, Jul 17, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9%

craigreno, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of BastardKing24
4.01/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with little head to speak of.

Smell is light roast and vanilla. Not much aroma.

Taste is much better than aroma. Right away you get a big vanilla taste that doesn't overpower. Also, some coffee, chocolate, caramel, and dark fruit.

Feel is average, light to medium carbonation with a sort of thin feel.

Overall nothing like Victory at sea, but it holds its own.

BastardKing24, May 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

Drknight, Mar 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

Pidgurtle, Mar 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

shelby415, Dec 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

Sir_Goatman, Dec 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12%

hpthebull, Sep 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +26.1%

OregonGrown7, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of suspect
3.25/5  rDev -9%

suspect, Jul 05, 2013
Photo of TheSixthRing
3.51/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance - Pours a deep, dark brown with a light tan finger width head. Sub-par retention, resulting in a broken layer of microbubbles across the surface. Lacing is small and spotty, with little stick.

Smell - Vanilla is the predominant aroma here with a bit of heat, caramel and chocolate behind it; it's a bit of a bourbon-like smell.

Taste - Follows the nose, to an extent. More chocolate flavor than what's on the nose, though vanilla is right there in terms of dominance. Caramel rides beneath. Finishes with a vanilla bean character backed heavily by the chocolate, then a bit of acidity and alcohol burn in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Medium in body with moderate carbonation. Smooth going down, then thins and dries out in the finish.

Overall - At 6.7%, there's more burn than one should expect, but that burn also carries over, along with the other featured characteristics, into giving this beer a bit of a pseudo "Barrel-aged" flavor profile. At around $4 a bomber, it's not bad value, but it's not necessarily up my alley. I've had better vanilla infused porters.

TheSixthRing, Jun 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +5%

stript, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of Chris-MOC9
3.35/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I had this one a while back, was on a vanilla kick, this was one of the nicer ones, the color was nice and dark. The aroma was nice with a lite vanilla smell. The best was how it tasted, the balance of hop, malt and vanilla was just right, the vanilla wasn't overwhelming, just there at the end for a nice finish.

Chris-MOC9, May 14, 2013
Photo of KajII
3.65/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

[Suggested Glassware: Nonic pint]

The pour was a muddy jet black with an average (1-2 finger) light brown frothy head that reduced to a scattered film and medium collar with good spotty lacing.

The aroma was of burnt malts, light resin hops and a leathery yeast with notes of vanilla, dark chocolate, roasted coffee and a touch of smoke.

The taste was lightly malty sweet with a bit of vanilla at first, and then a bold bitter roastiness settled in along with hints of chocolate, coffee and a touch of smoke towards the end. The flavor lasted an average time after the swallow with a bitter coffee taste left lying on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was a few steps past medium in body with a dry, oily texture and a soft carbonation.

Overall this was a robustly tasty Porter, with a strong vanilla presence that you could actually taste for a change. It also offered a good balance of flavors with a smooth and easy drinkability...


KajII, Jan 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +12%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black, with a small tan head. Not much lace. The aroma is okay...some vanilla and roast, with some chocolate. Subtle. The taste is quite nice though. Rich vanilla, with a nice coffee and chocolate and roasted malts. The feel is also nice; creamy, full bodied with a rich texture.

Despite an average aroma, the taste is great and the mouthfeel is substantial. Nice treat, easy drinking.

EgadBananas, Nov 20, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +19%

zduerr, Sep 11, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +33.1%

sflefthander, Sep 06, 2012
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3.98/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle from Roth’s Sunnyslope Market, S.Salem. $3.99 Gorgeous looking beer dark ,turbid mahogany with a big , thick ,creamy light tan head. Excellent Good chocolaty,dark coffee and vanilla aromas. Taste is the same more vanilla and mid dark chocoalte and fine creamy coffee..a little alcohol bite in the end but it goes well with the vanilla. Nice palate to this one . Very nice porter ,will buy again.

Reidrover, Sep 03, 2012
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1/5  rDev -72%

ArcticFox, Aug 23, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2%

PWro, Aug 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +12%

kylemckinnis, Aug 20, 2012
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Vanilla Porter from Klamath Basin Brewing Co. - The Creamery Brew Pub And Grill
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