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Vanilla’s Porter - Latitude 33° Brewing Company

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Vanilla’s PorterVanilla’s Porter

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47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 10.96%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
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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Reviews by travolta:
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3.61/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

travolta, Feb 02, 2014
More User Reviews:
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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

LXIXME, Oct 24, 2013
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2.94/5  rDev -19.5%
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.

Reappropriated, Aug 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Adeezy4495, Sunday at 02:58 AM
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BKotch, Feb 12, 2014
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GRG1313, Mar 30, 2014
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mrcraft, Oct 29, 2014
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danwho, Jul 23, 2013
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Drink_LocalSD, Nov 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.6%

claspada, May 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

hbchrisg, Apr 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

svendaddy, Aug 12, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Birmz, Jun 20, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +15.1%

PabloSanDiego, Oct 28, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

ygtbsm94, Oct 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

SocalKicks, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of FlyingBull
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Purchased this beer at a local market. This beer was just released in bottle this week according to the brewery.

This beer was poured a clear, very dark brown. The head was a tan to mocha color that lasted throughout the pour; lacing down the sides noted. The aroma initially was a slightly spicy hop followed by sweet malt. I really did not detect any vanilla aromas. Taste was caramel and dark malts, some sweetness, followed by a balanced hop bite. Again, I didn't detect any vanilla flavors. Mouth feel was medium heavy with moderate carbonation.

Overall, this beer was a nice drinker, very tastey and different from most. I would have it again. Of note however - I wasn't able to pick up and vanilla aroma or taste. But, that just may be me.

FlyingBull, May 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

ALBuff, Mar 25, 2013
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3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours hazy amber brown with a mild head that dissipates quickly. The aromas remind me of the light smell of baking chocolate cupcakes, when you can smell them from the other room, with some roasted vanilla thrown in. Has a good roasted malty flavor. You can definitely pick up the vanilla, along with a little bit of a ground pepper flower taste. Nicely carbonated and smooth in the mouth, but leaves a lingering bitter aftertaste.

Overall, I like this beer a lot. The natural comparison, I think, would be to Stone's Smoked Porter w/ Vanilla Bean. There are many similarities between the two beers, but I like this version more. This has more of a rich and hearty taste, when compared to Stone's newly bottled version.

Please note: When adding this beer, I added the availability as rotating. I'm not sure if that's true, as I couldn't find the availability on their website. Please adjust if necessary.

djaeon, Jun 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

mwayne, Jul 27, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Angelique, Aug 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Rothobinide, Oct 01, 2014
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3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Glad to finally see these guys bottling. About time!

A: Deep brown with a one finger tan head. Light lace down the glass.

S: Smell is a bit on the lighter side, but I get some light roasted coffee, roasted malt, some burnt cocoa and some anise. A touch of vanilla as it warms.

T: Opens with a slightly watery hit of roasted malt. Some peppery cocoa, vanilla and some charred grain. There's a bit of disjointedness between the vanilla sweetness and the roaster flavors in here. The mouthfeel is heavy for a beer this light in alcohol, which I kind of liked.

notchucknorris, Jun 05, 2013
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3.38/5  rDev -7.4%
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.

mactrail, Jul 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Zbeetleman, Jul 08, 2013
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Vanilla’s Porter from Latitude 33° Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.