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Vanillaphant Porter - Avondale Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
Vanillaphant PorterVanillaphant Porter

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BA SCORE
83
good

14 Reviews
THE BROS
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Reviews: 14
Hads: 113
Avg: 3.68
pDev: 39.95%
Wants: 7
Gots: 32 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Avondale Brewing Co.
Alabama, United States | website

Style | ABV
American Porter | 6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: woosterbill on 09-01-2012

No notes at this time.
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Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
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3.65/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Very dark brown body with glimmers of garnet, clearish, with a head that's just shy of being white in color.

Smell: While there is a bit of roast and dark fruitiness contained with the nose, it's like sniffing a standard edition Tootsie Roll and a Vanilla Tootsie Roll at the same time.

Taste: Dark maltiness with a chocolate, coffee (light) vibe to it with a fast hit of vanilla. Lesser malty accent of toast and caramel. Medium-plus sweetness. Faint dark fruit. Nil hop character, bitterness. Sweetish finish with the chief flavor, vanilla.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. There's an incredibly minor stickiness to the mouthfeel.

Overall: It's good, but, it's just a hair too sweet and strong on the vanilla. Still, I suppose it's better to err on the side of a bit too much vanilla as to failing to deliver any appreciable (and appreciated) vanilla flavor, like the Breckenridge iteration.

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Vanillaphant Porter from Avondale Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.