Vanillaphant Porter - Avondale Brewing Co.
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Reviews by pvo:
2.25/5 rDev -40.3%
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.
12-27-2012 23:35:34 | More by pvo
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