Dark Side Vanilla Porter - Empyrean Brewing Company
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Reviews by acelin:
4.25/5 rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at the Beer Kitchen, poured into a tasting glass.
Pours dark nut brown with minimal head that disappeared quickly, ok lacing.
Smelled of roasted malt, almost coffeish.
The malt was very roasted, with hints of coffee, vanilla, caramel, chocolate, more vanilla... balanced to the point that it almost tasted like candy. Hope profile was light with no specific character.
Mouthfeel was perfect for the style.
Serving type: on-tap
12-14-2012 04:05:08 | More by acelin
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2.9/5 rDev -21.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
12oz bottle from LambicPentameter (thank you!). Best by 7/14. Served in a goblet.
Pours deep brown with three fingers of pale, sand-hued head. A fluffy half finger cap longers and leaves large sheets of lace.
Smells a bit musky with roast malts, caramel and vague vanilla.
Taste is overall bittersweet with dark roasted malts, coffee, cocoa powder, burnt sugar, fruit skins and very mild vanilla bean. It suffers from being just a bit too bitter to let the vanilla through and unfortunately that vanilla flavor comes across to me as more sharp extract than smooth bean in nature.
Fairly thin yet near-creamy feel with a strong seeming dose of carbonation. The finish is roasty with a little lingering vanilla character.
Far from offensive but this didn't deliver near as much vanilla as I would like. Far more roasty and bitter with a body much too thin to be something I'd look to drink much of.
Serving type: bottle
06-21-2014 15:16:47 | More by ThickNStout
Dark Side Vanilla Porter from Empyrean Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 250 ratings.