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Gringolandia Fabulosa Porter - 5 Rabbit Cerveceria

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Gringolandia Fabulosa PorterGringolandia Fabulosa Porter

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55 Ratings
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
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Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: Gonzoillini on 02-19-2014

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Ratings: 55 | Reviews: 11
Reviews by matjack85:
Photo of matjack85
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

I picked this up as part of a build-your-own six pack for $9.99 at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL, making this single 12oz bottle $1.67. No freshness date. This is one of the new gringolandia line of beers being produced now by 5 Rabbit.

The beer poured a dark brown color and made a 1-finger mocha head that didn't last very long. There was very little lacing.

It smells very chocolatey.

Nice roasted malt flavor with lots of cocoa and bittersweet chocolate adding more flavor. Wheat is also noticeable. Low bitterness and very little hop presence.

The addition of flaked oats gives this a creamy smooth mouthfeel. Medium bodied with only moderate carbonation.

This is a decent porter. Being a Latino owned brewery, they always try to put something with a Latin flair into their beers. For this one they used Chilean caramel malt.

More User Reviews:
Photo of WoodBrew
3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Damn,,,,,the appearance and the scent were so promising. The taste is watery coffee which led to poor mouthfeel and overall score. The scent carried roast with some chocolate. The beer poured a opaque dark with thick head that is leaving a ring lacing. Sorry the taste and mouthfeel kill this promising beer.

Photo of JDW4195
4.75/5  rDev +29.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great porter, nice flavor, very smooth 5.5% abv

Photo of ScottDrinksBeer
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

This beer is smooth, drinkable, and has an undercurrent of chocolate. I'm getting a slight smokey thing in there too. It's good, and certainly an American Porter. However, I'm not sure this could be called a Robust Porter. It's on the low side for ABV of the style, doesn't have much chocolate, and a hop presence is hard to pick out.

However, nutty and toffee flavors come through and makes me think this is closer to the flavor profile of the Samuel Smiths Taddy Porter I had last night than the Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald or Tyranena Chief Black Hawk I'm pairing with it right now. The latter two are both much more chocolatey with a hint of roast and a hop presence and bitterness that just doesn't come through in the 5 Rabbit.

It's an enjoyable, drinkable beer, but I don't think this one should be classified with the likes of some of the more "robust" examples of Porter (i.e. Deschutes Black Butte, Anchor, Great Lakes, Smuttynose, etc).

Photo of TMoney2591
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served in a tumbler.

Following the success of the Super Pils, I'm kinda actually looking forward to this one. It pours a clear midnight sienna topped by a finger of sandstone foam. The nose comprises mildly-roasted malts, milk chocolate powder. a hint of treacle, and a bit of pumpernickel. The taste brings in more of the same, providing a nice, semi-mild example of a porter. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a near-creamy feel. Overall, a nice porter, one that deftly balances roast and sweetness in a rather drinkable package.

Photo of Tone
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a black color. 1/2 inch head of a tan color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of roasted malt, sweet malt, slight alcohol, slight toffee, hint of chocolate, hint of hops, and a hint of coffee. Fits the style of an American Porter. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is a slight dryness and noticeable bitterness from the roasted malts. Tastes of sweet malt, hint of chocolate, slight roasted malt, hint of coffee, hint of hop, and hint of alcohol. Overall, good aroma, decent body, good blend, and decent feel. Tasty, but simplistic, slightly weak in the finish.

Photo of KevChiTown
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pretty standard Porter, I was waiting for some uniqueness to jump out, but this one didn't have that.

Photo of beergoot
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very dark brown body with a lasting, light tan head; lacing and clinging foam along the sides of the glass. Mint chocolate aroma; cocoa powder. Milk chocolate and cocoa flavors; mild sourness; nice bitterness. Soft, velvety mouthfeel; semi-sweet finish.

There is a certain uniqueness to this bitter with a spicy, minty aroma and mild, tangy element in the flavor, all the while exhibiting classic porter qualities. Smooth and easy drinking, and with a 5.0% ABV, this makes for a nice, rich, sessionable dark ale option.

Photo of PorterLambic
3.86/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours nearly black with a dark tan head that dissipates rather quickly and leaves no trace of lace behind despite settling as a film.
Smell is malty with molasses, toasted malt, toffee, creme brulee.
Taste is heavily toasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, toffee, molasses, vanilla beans. Balance is a tick less than the nose received but still good.
Lighter bodied, lightish effervescence. Drying and warming finish. A solid American porter.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

this one is probably the least outside the box of the beers ive had from these guys so far. no caramelized plantain, no passion fruit, no chili pepper, its just a straight up porter, with a buttery creamy texture that i like a lot, but a pretty one dimensional beer other than that. its very dark brown, stout looking, with a half inch of lighter brown head on it with some permanence. smells and tastes like bitter dark chocolate with a touch of grill smoke to it. no sweetness at all, and plenty of bitter depth to it from the roasted barley. fuller bodied for a base porter is appreciated in cold weather, but its lacking the interesting distinguishing elements of most of their other beers. so while its a tasty brew, its forgettable at the same time. the creaminess of mouthfeel really makes it a treat though. i have not yet seen this one distributed in colorado with the others.

Photo of IPAGeorge
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint from a bottle

A. Very dark brown and opaque. Khaki 2 finger head.

S. Roasted malts. chocolate, vanilla.

T. agreeing with the nose I get roasted malts and vanilla. But I get a metallic aftertaste.

M. Medium body with light carbonation. Finishes clean.

O. An ok porter but the metallic aftertaste does it for me. Lot's od options for porters. Don't hate it but there is better.

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Gringolandia Fabulosa Porter from 5 Rabbit Cerveceria
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