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Vanilla Porter - Railhouse Brewery

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Vanilla Porter
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 6.67%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Jason on 03-20-2013

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Ratings: 13 | Reviews: 3
Reviews by chinchill:
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3.1/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle. Undated but likely quite fresh.
Pours very dark reddish brown with a bit of sediment coming out at the end of the pour, and some more stuck to the bottom of the bottle. Head has moderate size and retention.

Aroma: mostly sweet but a little sour and smoky as well, with vanilla and relatively little roast grains.

Taste: follows aroma, largely, although roasted grains and hints of black coffee come out in the finish and aftertaste.

O: mediocre, at best, in the sub-group of vanilla porters.

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3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - pitch black with a short lived dark brown head

S - huge coffee aroma, some faint vanilla, faint burnt caramel

T - big coffee notes at first with some caramel in the finish; very mild vanilla throughout

M - medium bodied, well carbonated

This certainly isn't a bold vanilla porter in the sense that you get blasted with the vanilla notes. Instead this (to me) tends to be more of a coffee porter with some balancing vanilla notes subtley mixed in. It may disappoint those looking for a bold vanilla porter, but anyone seeking a flavorful porter that is easily drinkable will not be disappointed with this one.

Photo of GarthDanielson
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap at the brewery and served in a shaker pint, the beer is black and thick, with a clingy, smooth, tan head. Nose of rich vanilla, subtle coffee, cream, and baker's chocolate. Flavors are smooth, with rich vanilla forward, cocoa nib in the backbone, and a roasted characteristic all over. Smooth and light in mouth, with a creamy sweet and bitter blend in the aftertaste. Smooth, slightly bitter linger in the finish. Solid and tasty beer.

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Vanilla Porter from Railhouse Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.