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Vanilla’s Porter - Latitude 33° Brewing Company

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82
good

40 Ratings
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Ratings: 40
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.59
pDev: 10.03%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

rhartogsq, Aug 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

GeoChase90, Jul 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

_morandi_, Jul 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

SocalKicks, Jun 27, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

Birmz, Jun 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Joshmistake, May 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.4%

retry4z, May 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

hbchrisg, Apr 21, 2014
Photo of Bonsall_Phil
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Bonsall_Phil, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of rawfish
3.66/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

rawfish, Apr 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

GRG1313, Mar 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

bh123, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of JoshuaMason
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

JoshuaMason, Mar 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

BKotch, Feb 12, 2014
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3.04/5  rDev -15.3%
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.

buzzardman, Feb 10, 2014
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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.

travolta, Feb 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

XmnwildX12, Dec 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Drink_LocalSD, Nov 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

ygtbsm94, Oct 25, 2013
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LXIXME, Oct 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

kjkinsey, Sep 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Texasfan549, Sep 21, 2013
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2.94/5  rDev -18.1%
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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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

funkel81, Aug 12, 2013
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Vanilla’s Porter from Latitude 33° Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.