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Vanilla’s Porter - Latitude 33° Brewing Company

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Vanilla’s PorterVanilla’s Porter

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BA SCORE
82
good

39 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 39
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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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

03-25-2013 14:51:57 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.53/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-07-2012 01:26:41 | More by UCLABrewN84
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

10-25-2013 05:10:42 | More by ygtbsm94
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

09-21-2013 15:08:40 | More by Texasfan549
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

06-27-2014 02:40:07 | More by SocalKicks
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mactrail

Washington

3.38/5  rDev -5.8%
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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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

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

New Mexico

4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

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

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +11.4%

05-26-2013 16:53:32 | More by claspada
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Zbeetleman

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

07-08-2013 05:38:27 | More by Zbeetleman
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notchucknorris

California

3.73/5  rDev +3.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2013 02:38:06 | More by notchucknorris
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djaeon

California

3.93/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

Serving type: growler

06-20-2012 00:25:18 | More by djaeon
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funkel81

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

08-12-2013 03:17:52 | More by funkel81
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rawfish

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

California

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-23-2013 03:17:34 | More by danwho
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fox227

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

02-12-2014 05:28:39 | More by BKotch
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bh123

California

3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

07-14-2014 22:15:41 | More by _morandi_
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Reappropriated

California

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 22:13:35 | More by Reappropriated
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retry4z

California

4/5  rDev +11.4%

05-23-2014 09:56:20 | More by retry4z
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Liondiscs

California

3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

07-06-2013 08:29:07 | More by Liondiscs
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Vanilla’s Porter from Latitude 33° Brewing Company
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