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Sugar Pine Cocoa-Vanilla Porter - Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company

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Sugar Pine Cocoa-Vanilla PorterSugar Pine Cocoa-Vanilla Porter

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30 Ratings
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Ratings: 30
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 12.47%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DovaliHops on 04-18-2013)
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Poured out of a 22 ounce bomber. This Robust Porter poured a chocolate brown color. Taste was roasty, malty, and slightly burnt. Medium bodied with a burnt smell. Had this beer in the fridge for a few months; therefore, that might have affected the results. Preferred the taste when I had it on tap.

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Chocolatey nose. Seems more bitter/less sweet than the average porter. The cocoa/chocolate is there but I'm not picking up on the vanilla. It's not getting better as it warms up. Like eating a piece of burnt toast. Meh.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got it in a 22 oz bomber. Poured a nice dark brown color, not much of a head. You hear cocoa vanilla and you think there's going to be a lot of artificial flavoring but there is none. Disappointed that there wasn't more smell to this one. Very mild but what there is is nice. More complex than many of the porters I've had.

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So glad this was finally bottled.

I have never cared for the watery ,light mouthfeel of porters. This one is slightly more viscous than I am used to. The cocoa and vanilla flavors make this a great beer. Not a cheap extracted flavor. Really enjoy this one from a more mediocre brewery.

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Saw this at the grocery store while up at Kern River, sounded good. 22 oz poured in to a snifter.

Appearance: Black with slighty brown edges, but pretty dark. Mocha head that stays around with pretty lacing. This actually looks really appetizing.

Smell: First sniff gives way to lots of char in a dark, ashy way. (Edit: warming has diminished this ashy smell) Deep inhale gives way to delicious dark chocolate and vanilla. Smells good, but that ash is a little off putting.

Taste: Roast malt, coffee, dark chocolate, and vanilla in that order. Starts off with the bitter strength of the roast and leaves with the creamy taste of vanilla. I can't say it's world class, but I'd be proud if I made this beer. Solid.

Mouthfeel: This is where porters usually fall a little flat for me. Don't particularly care for the thinner mouthfeel compared to a stout's fullness. However, it's pretty smooth and leaves a little prickle on the tongue.

Overall: Don't remember how much I paid for this, but if this was a local beer for me I could see myself enjoying it more than once. Someone mentioned it being Victory at Sea's little brother, which I can definitely agree with.

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Sugar Pine Cocoa-Vanilla Porter from Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Company
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