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Vanilla’s Porter - Latitude 33° Brewing Company

Vanilla’s PorterVanilla’s Porter

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BA SCORE
82
good

33 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 33
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 9.09%


Brewed by:
Latitude 33° Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: djaeon on 06-20-2012)
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ALBuff

Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

03-25-2013 00:18:07 | More by ALBuff
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hbchrisg

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

04-21-2014 00:29:28 | More by hbchrisg
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Bonsall_Phil

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

04-15-2014 02:53:34 | More by Bonsall_Phil
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rawfish

California

3.66/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours thin and watery, cola brown with some faint mahogany highlight. Two finger head, generous amount of beige foam had okay retention and leaves flecks of lacing on the glass.

Chocolate and roasted malt with quite a bit of grainy bits floating about. The vanilla comes in as a wave of soft creaminess that takes the edge off some of the harsh grainy aroma. Alcohol and hops are pretty much nil except of some herbal and balancing weak grasses.

Robust porter base, a nice balance of roasted malt and bittersweet chocolate malt, the raw grainy aroma fortunately is eliminated in the flavor. Vanilla is faint providing a smooth, creamy and softening sense to the dark malt. Hops are also prevalent adding herbal and grassy hues that battle the vanilla yet provide a surprisingly clean finish.

Thin porter, watery with just enough carbonation. Alcohol is hidden and the balancing hops provide a little dryness to which the bittersweet chocolate provides bitterness and some acidity.

A very balanced porter, vanilla is a bit subtle but fortunately not overly sweet. Malt is well constructed providing some chocolate goodness to go with the unique vanilla and bracing/workman-like hops.

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 00:13:24 | More by rawfish
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

03-30-2014 03:43:10 | More by GRG1313
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bh123

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

03-25-2014 05:07:11 | More by bh123
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JoshuaMason

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Vintage: 2013
Appearance: Black heart with mahogany edges; tan, fluffy, fast-dissipating head; no lace
Smell: Vanilla; Prune; Chocolate; faint coffee
Taste: Coffee; chocolate; vanilla; prune; cola; lingering prune
Mouth-feel: Big Carbonation; Medium body; Dry finish;
Overall: Wonderfully smooth and balanced; Nice, but not amazing. I would like more aromatics.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 03:53:38 | More by JoshuaMason
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BKotch

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

02-12-2014 05:28:39 | More by BKotch
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buzzardman

California

3.04/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Aroma: Light roasted malt, very small hint of vanilla.

Appearance: Dark black with a hint of red.

Flavor: Light roasted malt and not much else.

Mouthfeel: Medium, dry finish.

Overall: Not much to this beer, but then again I'm not a huge porter fan. Not much aroma or flavor and it poured and remained kind of flat. Would not buy again.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2014 21:04:49 | More by buzzardman
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travolta

California

3.61/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: dark brown with coca-cola edges. Very nice lacing and retention with a frothy, cappuccino head.

Nose: Vanilla and carmel right up front. A hint of figs and cloves in the middle, with some alcoholic notes at the end.

Taste: Dark roasted ice-coffee, light mouthfeel for a porter, coffee beans, cloves, and a little bit of biscuit and hotness.

Notes: an excellent introduction to vanilla porter. Its a very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 02:33:14 | More by travolta
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

12-09-2013 04:41:01 | More by XmnwildX12
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

11-24-2013 03:34:03 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Drink_LocalSD

California

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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LXIXME

New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

10-24-2013 01:31:36 | More by LXIXME
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

09-22-2013 02:33:47 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

09-21-2013 15:08:40 | More by Texasfan549
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Reappropriated

California

2.94/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This beer is ok, with some hints of vanilla, but not much more. I would put this in the perfectly serviceable beer category, but I probably will not be running out to get more of it.

The taste is exactly what you would expect from a vanilla porter, with just a hint of vanilla (I think it could probably use a but more of the vanilla flavor). Beyond the hints of vanilla there is not much to this beer, making it sort of boring to me. If you want a simple porter with a hint of vanilla this is probably the beer for you.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 22:13:35 | More by Reappropriated
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funkel81

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

08-12-2013 03:17:52 | More by funkel81
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4.5/5  rDev +24%

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Angelique

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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fox227

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

08-06-2013 03:10:09 | More by fox227
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danwho

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-23-2013 03:17:34 | More by danwho
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mactrail

California

3.38/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Attractive tall sudsy pour in the Duvel tulip. Near black with beige foam. Pleasant carbonation sizzling in the mouth. Nose of vanilla.

Dark malt with a bitter aftertaste and some hops at the end. Plenty of charred grain taste. Distinct chocolate flavor along with the fragrance of vanilla. I don't know why you'd want vanilla in a beer, but this one is quite drinkable. It is just slightly sweet, though it seems to have plenty of malt. The winey taste and chalky mouthfeel give this some definition. Price was $5.19 for the 22 oz at Baron's Market on W. Point Loma.

Serving type: bottle

07-10-2013 05:58:07 | More by mactrail
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Zbeetleman

California

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

07-08-2013 05:38:27 | More by Zbeetleman
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Vanilla’s Porter from Latitude 33° Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 33 ratings.