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Vanillaphant Porter | Avondale Brewing Co.

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Reviews:
18
Ratings:
121
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
35.14%
 
 
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Vanillaphant PorterVanillaphant Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Avondale Brewing Co.
Alabama, United States | website

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by woosterbill on 09-01-2012

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Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 121
Reviews by pvo:
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2.28/5  rDev -38.4%
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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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.62/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WickedBeer
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of fthegiants
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mlockman
3.17/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The vanilla flavor of this porter is rather artificial and unpleasant, remniscent of chemical additives. Honestly, it reminds me a lot of Leinenkugel's vanilla porter.

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of richj1970
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.52/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of Magery
3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.33/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of gerite
3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had this tonight at a local bar & grill with an order of fish & chips. I thought this was very light bodied for a porter, so it went great with a fish meal. A slightly nutty taste with a faint vanilla ending. More malt that hops. A good summertime porter.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of Syracuse12
3.72/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Vanillaphant Porter from Avondale Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.