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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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very good

18 Ratings
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 7.16%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | 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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: WKyle on 10-30-2013)
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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.

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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.

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Jake's Vanilla Bean Porter from Paw Paw Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.