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Vanilla Porter - Six Row Brewing Company

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Vanilla Porter
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Ratings: 20
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 16.57%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Six Row Brewing Company visit their website
Missouri, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A familiar twist on a Six Row favorite! Our vanilla porter is a recreation of our usual delicious beverage with the addition of fresh vanilla beans directly into the fermentor. Before you had chocolaty, and malty, well now add to that the wonderful taste of vanilla beans! Great as a pairing to any of our desserts, as dessert, or as your main course!

36.7 IBU

(Beer added by: jmvecchio1 on 01-08-2011)
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Photo of msf1cnc
4.65/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

One of the best Porters I've tasted! Pours black, almost stout like. On the nose, a quick hit of vanilla, with some chocolate,a nd malt in the background. Mouthfeel is what you'd expect from a porter, not as "thick" as a stout, but still not light. Extremely easy to drink, and a great introduction to dark beers.

As I said one of my favorites.

msf1cnc, Jul 31, 2012
Photo of jmvecchio1
4.33/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Deep brown in color with a rocky creamy head that sticks to the rim all the way down. Aroma is of rich deep vanilla with sweet yeasty malts. Mouthfeel is light, silky and smooth. Drinks easy and light with a slight vanilla (almost like a light chocolate shake) on the finish. You could knock these back all night long (too bad the cask was finished in one hour!).

jmvecchio1, Jan 12, 2011
Photo of IpeeA
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

IpeeA, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

best six row beer ive tasted. pours stout black with a modest off white head. smells is vanilla all the way, fresh vanilla bean, rather than extract, and not too sugary. backed up by roasted malts and a light chocolate hint. taste is identical to the nose, very vanilla dominated beer. i like it better than many other vanilla porters because it tastes like real vanilla. perhaps even a bit too much so, but this is a well made beer that i found to be very drinkable. nice mouthfeel, very smooth if a bit undercarbonated. real tasty stuff

StonedTrippin, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of navband
4/5  rDev +10.5%

navband, Jun 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

amart80, Jan 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

slapperloon, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of emerge077
3.88/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cask serving at Green Lady, during the "South of 80" event.
Served in a narrow fluted tulip glass. Menu mentioned something about peanut butter and vanilla bean, not sure if this is a one off cask treatment, or suggestive tasting notes.

Black body with a soufflé cap of tan foam looking like a pillsbury biscuit. Copious lacing in the glass, great head retention.

Soft vanilla aroma, mild roast and mellow marshmallow notes.

Dry, not especially sweet, some light bitter chocolate and coffee roastiness, with plenty of roasted malt in the middle, lending to the heft of it. The vanilla seems to dominate, not picking up on much peanut butter really. Overall its very smooth and drinkable, i'd head back tomorrow and see if it's still on... edit: two days later and it is. Very smooth and marshmallowy. Light bodied but full of flavor.

emerge077, May 23, 2012
Photo of Eaglefan344
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Eaglefan344, Nov 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

zeff80, Jan 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

stephensinner, Dec 17, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

GregDuB65, Aug 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

OldhouseRecs, Dec 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Tafyob41, Mar 24, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

atlbravsrno1, Nov 15, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

jlee185, Jan 07, 2014
Photo of GossageBrewery
3.03/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Served this American Porter on tap, in a pint glass at the brewery. This porter poured motor oil black, produced a thick tan head, excellent head retention, and excellent lacing. The Aroma of this porter had a backbone of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel and just a faint trace of Vanilla. The taste of this brew is medium in body, malt base with chocolate, and some vanilla flavor. Slightly sweet throughout, as i prefer Six Row's Strong Porter...this variation is not a bad session beer to try once. However I won't seek this one out in the future.

GossageBrewery, Dec 03, 2011
Photo of Yesdog
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Yesdog, Apr 13, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -24%

evilcatfish, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of 30helens
2/5  rDev -44.8%

30helens, Yesterday at 06:04 PM
Vanilla Porter from Six Row Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.