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Jake's Vanilla Bean Porter - Paw Paw Brewing Company

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Jake's Vanilla Bean PorterJake's Vanilla Bean Porter

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BA SCORE
85
very good

27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 9.26%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Paw Paw Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: WKyle on 10-30-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 27 | Reviews: 4
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Photo of Gryphon69
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle

A- Very dark brown, near black, murky and non transparent. Not much head, and weak spotty lacing.

S- Milk Chocolates, cocoas, roasted malts, some light vanillas.

T- Malts, cocoas, chocolates, some mild sweetness, no noticeable vanilla to me.

M- Medium/Full body that has a nice smooth feel.

O- Looks ok, was disappointed with the head and lacing, had a good balanced smell and flavor, with nothing overpowering the other. Decent beer and easy to drink.

Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, toast, dark bread, herbal, light vanilla, and roasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of dark/roasted malt notes with light vanilla presence; with solid strength. Taste of milk chocolate, cocoa, roasted malt, vanilla, toast, dark bread, herbal, and roast/toast earthiness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of milk chocolate, cocoa, roast, vanilla, toast, dark bread, light herbal, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Good balance of dark/roasted malt and moderate vanilla flavors with light hop presence; with solid complexity and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a very creamy and smooth mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice vanilla porter. Good balance and robustness of dark/roasted malt and moderate vanilla flavors; and very smooth to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.

Photo of Clockwork420
3.68/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a white/cream head. Reduced down to a thin ring of white around edge of glass.

Strong malty notes. Metallic. Dark roasted grains and cocoa hints.

Huge depth. Starts off sweet and inviting and changes into a smokey but delicious brew. Coffee and chocolate notes with just a hint of vanilla. Bit malty taste. Good balance.

Mouthfeel is medium thin. With lower carbonation. Balanced and appealing. No burps.

Overall, a very balanced brew. A lot it happening in it. Everything blends together and makes it somehow work properly, as some beers tend to over it and make one feature over power the other notes. Smoke, vanilla, coffee, chocolate. Drinkability is fairly high. Would recommend.

Photo of fredmugs
3/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

It's an OK beer with nothing to note.

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Jake's Vanilla Bean Porter from Paw Paw Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.