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Dark Side Vanilla Porter - Empyrean Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
84
good

291 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 291
Reviews: 133
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.59%
Wants: 21
Gots: 27 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Empyrean Brewing Company visit their website
Nebraska, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
An infusion of an old-world beer style and contemporary soul. Smooth, dark and roasted with highlights of chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Brewed with American, Canadian and English grown barley, American hops, Madagascar vanilla beans and natural vanilla extract.

23. IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-27-2002)
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #71 (December 2012):

“Where’s the vanilla?” Was the first thing that came to our minds. It’s barely noticeable and what is gets quickly scrubbed away by the dominate roasty notes, however once the beer warmed up considerably the vanilla notes began to pull through. Aside from this, and the short-lived head, the base is a decent Porter.

STYLE: American Porter
ABV: 5.7%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Rich, opaque, dark brown, creamy tan head that quickly fizzles away

SMELL: Roasted malts, earth, vanilla beans

TASTE: Semi-chewy, malty, raisiny, bready, roasty, chocolate, bitter, acrid, coffee, faint vanilla, dry finish

BeerAdvocate, Oct 31, 2014
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2.92/5  rDev -20.7%

surlyseth, Yesterday at 03:17 AM
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

khargro2, Saturday at 02:00 AM
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

a77cj7, Wednesday at 07:58 PM
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4.52/5  rDev +22.8%

Empyrean is my favorite brewing co, and their Dark Side Vanilla Porter is my favorite beer from them. It's always awesome and fulfilling.

UnicornProfessor, Wednesday at 01:47 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

spycow, Nov 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

BrianPlatz, Oct 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

stringodelqueso, Oct 29, 2014
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2.57/5  rDev -30.2%

Slyfox115, Oct 26, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

KZane, Oct 24, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev +5.4%

Ajmorriso1, Oct 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

Good filing porter with a bitter vanilla sweetness.

kw_pip, Oct 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

caverog, Oct 18, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +16.3%

vincentjljr, Oct 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

thomasbj7, Oct 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +8.7%

lysergicdream, Oct 11, 2014
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3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

A. Easy poor ¼ inch thin head dissipated quickly. Looks of cola.
S. Raisins, roasty, old coffee.
T. Roasty, cola, light taste of vanilla, light caramel, can barley taste the alcohol. Taste a little like chocolate when chugged.
M. Crisp, watery.
O. Good for drinking all day long without getting full. The buzz isn’t to strong, you could drink all day and not get to drunk. Recommend for people who like Left Hands Milk stout.

corywalston, Oct 07, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +6%

BeerSnobRobinson, Oct 03, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -2.2%

Jmc986, Sep 21, 2014
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4.64/5  rDev +26.1%

NodakEric, Sep 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

holder1422, Sep 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -18.5%

Basoos1, Sep 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

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2/5  rDev -45.7%

kraticus41, Sep 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Chizzzy, Sep 02, 2014
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Dark Side Vanilla Porter from Empyrean Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 291 ratings.