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

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Vanilla PorterVanilla Porter

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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.55
pDev: 25.92%
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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Reviews by zduerr:
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British Columbia (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +19.7%

09-11-2012 17:19:35 | More by zduerr
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3.51/5  rDev -1.1%

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.

06-29-2013 01:51:22 | More by TheSixthRing
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

08-23-2012 06:26:59 | More by PWro
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4.75/5  rDev +33.8%

09-06-2012 01:53:43 | More by sflefthander
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

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.

11-20-2012 03:18:37 | More by EgadBananas
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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

07-21-2013 21:21:18 | More by OregonGrown7
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

08-20-2012 05:04:48 | More by kylemckinnis
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3.98/5  rDev +12.1%

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.

09-03-2012 21:55:47 | More by Reidrover
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

03-15-2014 15:03:17 | More by Drknight
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

08-14-2014 05:56:51 | More by constantine_272
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4.5/5  rDev +26.8%

07-24-2014 04:29:59 | More by jraisner
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1/5  rDev -71.8%

04-13-2012 21:19:27 | More by Frankieteardrop
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3.35/5  rDev -5.6%

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.

05-14-2013 01:31:57 | More by Chris-MOC9
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

06-24-2012 05:38:38 | More by zeledonia
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

03-03-2014 02:21:52 | More by Pidgurtle
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New York

3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

07-05-2013 00:56:41 | More by suspect
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4.01/5  rDev +13%

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.

05-17-2014 00:59:44 | More by BastardKing24
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3.73/5  rDev +5.1%

Tasted On: 12-28-2011
Freshness: Not indicated
Packaging: 22 oz. brown bottle
Glassware: Nonic pint
Purchased: Received in a trade

Appearance: Pours as a black, mostly opaque beer, with only a slight brown seen at the edges of the glass when held to light. Head is tan and about 3 fingers, with good retention and a nice amount of lace.

Smell: Aromas include chocolate, vanilla, and coffee primarily. Also to a lesser extent citrus hops, smokiness, and maybe some wood/oak notes.

Taste: As in the nose, chocolate and coffee flavors play a big role, with added flavors of smoked and roasted malt. I get some burnt coffee bitterness as well, but this seems to mellow out as the beer warms in the glass.

Mouthfeel: Body and carbonation are medium. Aftertaste is of bittersweet chocolates and dark roasted coffee.

Overall: A well-balanced, solid chocolate/coffee porter. The vanilla component didn't seem like a major part, but I've always had a hard time picking up vanilla in beer, so maybe that's just me. I'd recommend this beer if you like robust porters.

Thanks to my cousin Brian for this one!

12-29-2011 04:28:56 | More by sommersb
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3.75/5  rDev +5.6%

06-03-2013 03:01:52 | More by stript
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3.5/5  rDev -1.4%

12-15-2013 07:18:05 | More by shelby415
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3.25/5  rDev -8.5%

07-10-2014 05:44:11 | More by craigreno
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

07-28-2014 20:15:48 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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1/5  rDev -71.8%

08-23-2012 21:38:16 | More by ArcticFox
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4/5  rDev +12.7%

09-09-2013 18:20:37 | More by hpthebull
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North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev +2.8%

[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...


01-29-2013 15:49:52 | More by KajII
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Vanilla Porter from Klamath Basin Brewing Co. - The Creamery Brew Pub And Grill
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