Vanillaphant Porter | Avondale Brewing Co.

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Vanillaphant PorterVanillaphant Porter
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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: 16 | Ratings: 117
Reviews by pvo:
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2.28/5  rDev -38.7%
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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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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Vanillaphant Porter from Avondale Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.