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Thrilla In Vanilla Porter | Double Barley Brewing

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BEER STATS
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
103
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
36.29%
 
 
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Thrilla In Vanilla PorterThrilla In Vanilla Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Double Barley Brewing
North Carolina, United States | website

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by ncstateplaya on 11-12-2013

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Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 103
Reviews by GarthDanielson:
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4.12/5  rDev +10.8%
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.

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Photo of mbfolk
4.45/5  rDev +19.6%
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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Photo of oberon
3.98/5  rDev +7%
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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Photo of DanGeo
3.31/5  rDev -11%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bobliebe1
4.69/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hotpauko
3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Holy vanilla Batman! Strong vanilla smell, strong vanilla flavor and strong vanilla aftertaste. But worth a try. Just be prepared for sweet vanilla and malts. I liked it but recommend it for after dinner not before. Will look into this brewery a little more.

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Photo of Mantooth
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of CrusinforaBrewsin
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of JMS1512
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of mordor
4.36/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of tdm168
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of woodchip
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of jmccraney
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kegatron
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of Highbury09
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of lzepplin01
3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dvmin98
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of 13tido
3.53/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KevinGordon
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of PirateAleBrewer
4.65/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Immortale25
4.05/5  rDev +8.9%
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 +5.4%

Photo of eskildow
4.57/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

This is a darkly coloured Vanilla porter. Had it on tap at the Carolina Ale House in Jacksonville, NC. It poured delightfully, sitting in the glass with a creamy, almost mahogany head. Silky body without being too heavy or feeling like high-end cough syrup.

The taste was vanilla and spice, with hints of bitter cocoa on the back end. Unlike many of this type, it didn't have an unpleasantly lingering aftertaste. It is somewhat heavy, so I'm not sure more than one per evening would be called for.

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Photo of Irish57
4.5/5  rDev +21%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Thrilla In Vanilla Porter from Double Barley Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 15 ratings.