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Thrilla In Vanilla Porter - Double Barley Brewing

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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 5
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Double Barley Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Herbed / Spiced Beer |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: ncstateplaya on 11-12-2013

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Ratings: 63 | Reviews: 13
Reviews by GarthDanielson:
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4.12/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap at the brewery and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a dark, brown to black coloring with a thin, light tan ring of head. Nose of rich vanilla, subtle booze, and chocolate. Smooth and balanced. Flavors are vanilla forward, with a healthy chocolate backbone. Very sweet and smooth. Light, creamy body. The aftertaste is a vanilla and chocolate blend, with a smooth, clean finish. Great beer.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.98/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a deep tawny brown with a creamy light tan colored one finger head atop.Vanilla stands out most in the nose with some caramel as well,not much roast and or drying notes.Sweet but not quite cloying on the palate with a somewhat slick feel.Not bad,more of a dessert kinda beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.9/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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3.57/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of Immortale25
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Double Barley soda-can shaped glass. No freshness date. Thank you Cheryl!

A- Pours a dark brown color with a 1/2 inch tan head that settles to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of surface foam. Non-resilient lacing.

S- Rich vanilla aroma with tones of chocolate and butterscotch.

T- Dark roasted malt dominates with notes of cocoa, toffee and of course vanilla. Alcohol is very well-concealed and it's not as sweet as I was expecting with the vanilla complementing the rest of the flavor profile rather than being in the forefront. Mild bitterness. Tootsie roll aftertaste.

M- Slightly creamy with medium carbonation and a full body.

O- Was very happy to receive a complimentary bottle from DB after having bought an overcarbonated bottle. A very solid vanilla porter that is subtle in its flavors while still having a relatively high ABV. Dangerous stuff where I can understand why they chose the 22 oz bottle format.

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3.92/5  rDev +0.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.31/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Growler from Bestway in Greensboro, NC

A: Pours a clear almost opaque very dark brown in color with light amounts of gentle visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and some reddish brown highlights. The beer has a half finger tall foamy beige head that reduces to a thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of vanilla with a light amount of something slightly artificial and a hint of roasted malts.

T: Upfront there are light to moderate flavors of very lightly roasted malts with some moderate flavors of artificial vanilla extract.

M: Just shy of medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Slightly thin.

O: This beer sounds really great in description but unfortunately the vanilla tastes artificial and hints of iodine make this one a little less enjoyable than it could have been. Not sure I would grab another one of these but glad that I was able to check out this newer brewery.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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4.02/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of mbfolk
4.45/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great nose great mouth feel awesome taste. Slammed with vanilla

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Thrilla In Vanilla Porter from Double Barley Brewing
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