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Dark Side Vanilla Porter - Empyrean Brewing Company

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83
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251 Ratings
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Ratings: 251
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.32%
Wants: 21
Gots: 14 | 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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4/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev +8.7%

05-30-2014 03:50:33 | More by PA-Michigander
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -18.5%

05-09-2014 22:38:20 | More by XmnwildX12
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Hopstout

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -18.5%

04-29-2014 02:05:57 | More by Hopstout
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Skyjmpr

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

04-28-2014 21:55:38 | More by Skyjmpr
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Zcorechris

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

04-27-2014 14:22:46 | More by Zcorechris
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squirrel49

South Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

04-27-2014 04:04:35 | More by squirrel49
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capuchinpilates

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

04-27-2014 03:03:37 | More by capuchinpilates
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dizztracted

North Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

04-22-2014 00:22:15 | More by dizztracted
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Joey_M

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

04-18-2014 14:30:58 | More by Joey_M
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billhelm

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -18.5%

04-18-2014 14:12:05 | More by billhelm
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Dave2234

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

04-18-2014 03:57:44 | More by Dave2234
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

04-14-2014 00:17:14 | More by KarlHungus
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Travitten

Iowa

4/5  rDev +8.7%

04-08-2014 03:46:30 | More by Travitten
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dtomes

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

04-05-2014 02:40:30 | More by dtomes
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Kris450

Iowa

3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I received this beer on tap at a concert. This is my first vanilla porter so I wasn't completely sure what to expect. What I got was a stout-like coffee flavor with an aftertaste of vanilla. Strong coffee taste at the forefront with little aftertaste following the drink. I was ambitious enough to go back for seconds, however it being a heavy and rather dark beer, by the end of the second, I was ready to be done. Have a glass and treat yourself, however, be prepared to follow it up with something else that is lighter and more drinkable.

Serving type: on-tap

04-04-2014 12:33:35 | More by Kris450
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futiledevices

South Dakota

4/5  rDev +8.7%

03-31-2014 04:02:20 | More by futiledevices
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Cosmos83

Nebraska

4.75/5  rDev +29.1%

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TooGood

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -18.5%

03-16-2014 12:28:44 | More by TooGood
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Fettpopps

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -32.1%

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Indiana

4/5  rDev +8.7%

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South Dakota

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Florida

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Scott17taylor

Iowa

2.58/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Very flavorful but it was a bit strong on the coffee and I didn't pick up many other favors. It is an okay porter with big flavor, mostly cofee, there really isn't anything terrible about it but I overall didn't enjoy this beer. I would much rather drink something a little weaker on the coffee and stronger on other favors.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 05:35:00 | More by Scott17taylor
Dark Side Vanilla Porter from Empyrean Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 251 ratings.