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Vanillaphant Porter - Avondale Brewing Company

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83
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46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 15.18%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Avondale Brewing Company visit their website
Alabama, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: woosterbill on 09-01-2012)
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.65/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-18-2014 15:46:16 | More by ChainGangGuy
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

09-08-2012 22:20:13 | More by rolltide8425
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WoodBrew

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

05-01-2013 13:28:58 | More by WoodBrew
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woosterbill

Connecticut

3.55/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Plastic milk jug "growler" into a Duvel tulip. Thanks to von schplieffen for sharing.

A: A black body glows brown when backlit; just a faint ring of tan bubbles on top suggests the plastic jug didn't maintain carbonation all that well. Uninspiring.

S: Vanilla iced coffee. Very simple, direct, and pleasant.

T: Opens with tons of sweet vanilla, followed by some coffee and chocolate roastiness. Sweetness persists all the way through, but the finish has a nice raw coffee grounds thing going on. Some floral hop notes, too. A bit too sweet, but tasty.

M: A bit thin for a Porter, but delicately carbonated. Not bad.

O: This was too sweet for me, but enjoyable all the same. And I'm willing to bet it would be better on tap at the brewery than out of a poorly sealed plastic container. Let's hope that Alabama's beer laws and retailers keep pace with the great new breweries popping up all over the state.

Cheers!

Serving type: growler

09-01-2012 12:34:50 | More by woosterbill
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AgentMunky

California

3.79/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a 22 ounce glass at the Jim n Nicks in the airport.

A: Straight black with Coke colored edges. Light creamy head. Scattered lacing.

S: Soft and creamy. Chocolate and heavy vanilla, with no trace of roast.

T: Full and rich. Pleasant, but of no particular import. Vanilla is fortunately not overpowering or artificial, but is present and unmistakably. Hint too of milk chocolate, hops, and roasted barley. Finish is lightly bitter. Yum.

M: Full and smooth. Lightly dry at the end. This is great. Good mouthfeel.

O: a good beer. A sweetish porter that should appeal to all sorts. Enjoyable. Recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

01-01-2014 23:50:03 | More by AgentMunky
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thatoneguymike

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

05-18-2014 00:13:37 | More by thatoneguymike
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fredmugs

Indiana

3/5  rDev -18.7%

01-12-2014 04:53:05 | More by fredmugs
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BeerBucks

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

04-12-2014 10:27:19 | More by BeerBucks
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JayS2629

Alabama

4/5  rDev +8.4%

02-17-2013 05:50:36 | More by JayS2629
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freduardo

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-20-2014 03:34:19 | More by freduardo
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BlueMoon10

Mississippi

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

08-17-2013 19:23:43 | More by BlueMoon10
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grumpygerman

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

09-14-2013 15:32:44 | More by grumpygerman
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justinm4bama

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

03-31-2013 03:19:39 | More by justinm4bama
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Crimsontider22

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

09-15-2012 00:58:04 | More by Crimsontider22
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BeerZack

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +8.4%

09-17-2013 17:44:49 | More by BeerZack
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a0lbudman

Alabama

3.96/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A-dark brown or black with a light brown head that leaves a lace
S-Vanilla is strong with roasted malts coming though strong also, Toffee aroma with some sweetness
T-coffee taste with light vanilla coming in along with some hop bitterness
M-creamy light carbonation with full body
O-good Albama beer

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 23:40:13 | More by a0lbudman
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Brinks

Alabama

4/5  rDev +8.4%

03-12-2014 16:00:22 | More by Brinks
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ascags

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

05-10-2014 15:35:57 | More by ascags
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Gus_13

Mississippi

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

06-10-2014 19:13:54 | More by Gus_13
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rworkman

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

02-12-2013 02:52:45 | More by rworkman
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Jacurdy60

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

05-11-2013 23:43:27 | More by Jacurdy60
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TheBeard89

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

10-12-2012 05:33:01 | More by TheBeard89
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wshell1

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +8.4%

11-13-2013 16:51:51 | More by wshell1
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markjarema11

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

03-24-2014 00:16:03 | More by markjarema11
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bonSreeB

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

01-24-2013 22:46:35 | More by bonSreeB
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Vanillaphant Porter from Avondale Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.