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Vicious Disposition - Ironfire Brewing Company

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Reviews: 8
Hads: 41
Avg: 3.92
pDev: 32.91%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ironfire Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: mactrail on 12-03-2012

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Pours heavy and dark, with a slight reddish hue. Brown foam that laces the glass. Smells like your typical porter: coffee, chocolate, malt... The taste is a lot like it smells, but the avocado honey stands out more than the chocolate. The aftertaste has quite a bite though, so I'm not sure I'd drink this regularly, but it's a worthy, flavorful effort from this Brewery. Still, I prefer their Six Killer Stout to this.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle no age. Nice

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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The only time you'll hear me gladly say give me VD!! Seriously though, this is an impeccable complex dry beer that is pleasure to drink!

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2.23/5  rDev -43.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Black color in the glass with a modest head. Tastes seriously of alcohol. Then that brutal dregs of the coffee urn taste takes over.

Huge and harsh slash of wood. So bitter as to be nearly undrinkable. This is like some kind of sludge from the flooded basement with pine smoke pouring in from the chimney fire. If there is malt and hops I leave it to others to try to taste them. I can't imagine what is going on in the brewery, but I guess it's the "too much is never enough" school. IBU is 71 according to the stats, with avocado honey as the surprise ingredient.

I also tried the cask version made with Crown Royal oak chips. You get a temporary reprieve with the sweet, boozy flavor but only for a while. On tap at Local Habit along with the IPA, Outcast Dead Red, an eye-watering stout, and the best of the bunch, the Synner Pale Ale.

I have to add that a beertender at Slater's 50/50 said he loved this stuff, so hopologists may take this review as a total recommendation.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A dark black beer with a roasted smell on the nose. The taste is a smooth and delicious porter (one of my least favorite styles) the avocado adds a smoothness and a richness to the taste. It has a touch of the honey and avocado flavor. Overall a nice imperial porter that I enjoyed

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA.

Pours an almost opaque super dark crimson-brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. A foamy lattice of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and char aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, char, and smoke flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of roast bitterness on the palate with 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 with straightforward but solid roast and cocoa characteristics all around.

Serving type: on tap.

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Very smooth for a porter. One of the best ones I've tried. I'm starting to really like the beers from this brewery. I havnt had one yet I didn't like. Anyone who enjoys dark beer will probably really like this one.

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Vicious Disposition from Ironfire Brewing Company
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