Vanillaphant Porter - Avondale Brewing Co.

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Vanillaphant PorterVanillaphant Porter

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BA SCORE
85
very good

80 Ratings
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 14.02%
Wants: 3
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Avondale Brewing Co. visit their website
Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: woosterbill on 09-01-2012)
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Reviews by pvo:
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2.25/5  rDev -40.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

The vanilla was far too strong for me. There was unfortunately not too much else to the beer-- it may well have been a good porter behind the vanilla, but I couldn't tell.

Appearance: dark brown, as it should be.

Smell: powerfully covered in vanilla. Dominated by vanilla.

Taste: again, very vanilla-y.

Mouthfeel: actually pretty good; smooth, rich, fills your mouth.

Overall: This seemed like as much a cream soda as a porter. There was little subtlety to it. The vanilla was simply overpowering, as it has overpowered my review. I had a similar, but less strong reaction to their coffee stout. I wonder if this is what people want in their dark beers in the area? If they can't just sell a straight porter or stout? I'm curious, because they do very well with some other beers, but here they seem to eschew the idea of just making good beer; these seem like gimmick beers, but...they're part of the year-round series. I don't get it.

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Vanillaphant Porter from Avondale Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.