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Vanilla’s Porter - Latitude 33° Brewing Company

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82
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41 Ratings
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Ratings: 41
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.6
pDev: 10%
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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Photo of Birmz
2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

Birmz, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of Reappropriated
2.94/5  rDev -18.3%
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
Photo of buzzardman
3.04/5  rDev -15.6%
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
Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

ygtbsm94, Oct 25, 2013
Photo of Zbeetleman
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Zbeetleman, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of GeoChase90
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

GeoChase90, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of Liondiscs
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Liondiscs, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of Bonsall_Phil
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

Bonsall_Phil, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of XmnwildX12
3.25/5  rDev -9.7%

XmnwildX12, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of mactrail
3.38/5  rDev -6.1%
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
Photo of BKotch
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

BKotch, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of danwho
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

danwho, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

SocalKicks, Jun 27, 2014
Photo of Angelique
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Angelique, Aug 08, 2013
Photo of _morandi_
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

_morandi_, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of JoshuaMason
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
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
Photo of Joshmistake
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Joshmistake, May 31, 2014
Photo of rhartogsq
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

rhartogsq, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Latitude 33 Brewing Company in Vista, CA.

Pours a clear brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Thick foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, vanilla, cocoa, and some slight coffee aromas. Taste is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and vanilla beans. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is drinkable but nothing too exciting in my opinion.

UCLABrewN84, Aug 07, 2012
Photo of travolta
3.61/5  rDev +0.3%
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
Photo of FlyingBull
3.63/5  rDev +0.8%
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
Photo of rawfish
3.66/5  rDev +1.7%
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
Photo of notchucknorris
3.73/5  rDev +3.6%
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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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

GRG1313, Mar 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.2%

hbchrisg, Apr 21, 2014
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Vanilla’s Porter from Latitude 33° Brewing Company
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