Vanilla Caramel Porter - Mudshark Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 4 | Reviews: 2 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Phelps:
3.53/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5
Enjoyed on tap at World of Beer, in a snifter.
Black -- dark for a porter. In contrast, the one finger head is a very light silky sand color. Hints of burgundy at the farthest edges of the dark beer universe.
Smells like you'd expect from the name, like dulce le leche. Buttery caramel, vanilla bean, cocoa powder, a hint of earthy hops. Very sweet.
A little artificial in the flavor. Still packed with melted caramel and a touch of bitter dark chocolate. Moderately sweet before a surprising dry finish. More butter flavor and a touch of berries.
Light on body -- a little thin. Mild massaging carbonation breaks the beer into larger fizz. Clean on the palate, not a hint of alcohol. Washes right off the tongue.
Very interesting flavor. Good thing it's dry, as the flavor suggested by the nose would be too much sugar.
Serving type: on-tap
10-02-2012 06:58:41 | More by Phelps
More User Reviews:
3.91/5 rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Had this twice on tap at World of Beer on Mill ave in Tempe. Only place where I could find it. Mudshark does not list it on their website and everyone who I talked to in the area has never heard of it. Could be a limited brew or just something they are experimenting with.
Its been two weeks since I had it so I'm just going off of memory.
Appearance: Dark pour with a dark cream head.
Smell: Exactly as you would expect from the name, vanilla and caramel. Very sweet with malty bread undertones. Loads of sugar.
Taste: Very sweet just like the smell gives off. A little too sweet for my tastes. The tastes seem to go through stages as you take a swig. First comes the vanilla, then a hoppy taste, and finally a finish of the caramel with a long lingering after taste.
Mouth feel: Smooth and dry. Nothing extraordinary or specific that I remember.
Overall: As I said before Its a little too sweet for me. It was my third beer the first time I tried it, which took off just enough of the sweet edge to make it a 4.75/5. The second time, it was my first beer of the night and was just a little too much. Definitely something that I would end the night on but not to start. It did lived up to its name and had plenty of flavor.
Will update when I get it again.
Serving type: on-tap
02-11-2013 03:58:34 | More by Jonesy12
Vanilla Caramel Porter from Mudshark Brewing Co.
- out of 100 based on 4 ratings.