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Valleyview Vanilla Porter - Wichita Brewing Co. & Pizzeria West

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Valleyview Vanilla Porter
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89
very good

14 Ratings
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Ratings: 14
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 6%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Wichita Brewing Co. & Pizzeria West visit their website
Kansas, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.94% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: KansasBeerLover on 12-16-2011

Is it a beer or dessert? A pleasant vanilla bean aroma beckons even the timid palate to sample this decadent porter. Dark roasted grains and substantial hopping add coffee notes and additional complexity across the palate. A slight raisiny and dark fruit character in the background help tame some of the bitterness and guides the beer into a long lasting roasted vanilla finish.
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Ratings: 14 | Reviews: 3
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3.71/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark brown with no head. Smells of sweet vanilla and light mocha. Mocha and dark roast malt, a little burnt, and a nice vanilla flavor. Excellent vanilla, mocha and maybe slight pine aftertaste in a medium light body.

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4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an Irish pint glass.

The beer is as black as an espresso bean with brown barely coming through the edges. Not much of a head from my growler pour. Light dots of lacing.

The aroma is thick and very full of rich dark chocolate notes. A nice underlying current of vanilla.

The beer tastes rich, with dark roasted malts leading the palate through dark bitter chocolate and vanilla. There's a spicy little kick in the end from the rich chocolate notes.

The mouthfeel is pretty solid, a bit creamy.

Overall, this is one of the best vanilla porters I have ever had because of it's thicker body and rich taste.

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4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Draft served in a pint ale glass.

Color is a dark brown with a creamy head that is a light brown, about one finger deep, right up to the brim. Head settled, but never disappeared, leaving a beautiful lacing in the glass.

Aroma is vanilla, malt and roasted grain.

Flavor is vanilla, coffee, roasted grain and raisins. Nothiing overpowers your tastebuds, and they are in good proportions.

Finish is roasted vanilla that has just enough vanilla to enlighten the palate, yet not overwhelm.

Overall, this beer is worthy of a few more samplings.

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Valleyview Vanilla Porter from Wichita Brewing Co. & Pizzeria West
89 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.