Vanilla’s Porter - Latitude 33° Brewing Company
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2.94/5 rDev -18.1%
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.
08-17-2013 22:13:35 | More by Reappropriated
3.04/5 rDev -15.3%
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.
02-10-2014 21:04:49 | More by buzzardman
3.38/5 rDev -5.8%
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.
07-10-2013 05:58:07 | More by mactrail
3.5/5 rDev -2.5%
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.
03-09-2014 03:53:38 | More by JoshuaMason
3.53/5 rDev -1.7%
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.
08-07-2012 01:26:41 | More by UCLABrewN84
3.61/5 rDev +0.6%
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.
02-02-2014 02:33:14 | More by travolta
3.63/5 rDev +1.1%
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.
05-27-2013 04:24:48 | More by FlyingBull
3.66/5 rDev +1.9%
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.
04-13-2014 00:13:24 | More by rawfish
3.73/5 rDev +3.9%
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.
06-05-2013 02:38:06 | More by notchucknorris
Vanilla’s Porter from Latitude 33° Brewing Company
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