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Gonzo's Bigg Dogg Vanilla Porter - Gonzo's Biggdogg Brewing

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Gonzo's Bigg Dogg Vanilla Porter
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13 Ratings
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Ratings: 13
Reviews: 2
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 15.09%
Wants: 0
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Gonzo's Biggdogg Brewing visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: elNopalero on 02-05-2014)
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3.4/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Apologies for the typo in the title.

This poured a cola color with a thin layer of foam. There’s a pronounced vanilla note on the aroma. The flavor has a heavy dose of vanilla and skews on the sweetish side of things for a porter. Thinly bodied with little roast to contrast the sugar-cookie vanilla sweetness.

elNopalero, Feb 05, 2014
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Gonzo's Bigg Dogg Vanilla Porter from Gonzo's Biggdogg Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.