AleSmith Robust Porter With Vanilla - AleSmith Brewing Company
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District of Columbia
4.24/5 rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
On tap at the tasting room.
A: Very dark brown, nearing black, but still clear around the edges. A half finger of fine, light tan head with excellent retention and some dots and streaks of lacing.
S: Vanilla bean. Good, like vanilla frosting which covers most of the other flavors, though some milk chocolate comes through.
T: Vanilla transitions into the roasted malt component. Here, the vanilla complements the other flavors without obscuring them. A sharp acidity is still there, and a little sweetness on the finish complements the vanilla flavor quite well. Vanilla sticks around on the long finish.
M: Medium body, ultra smooth, with medium light carbonation providing some bite.
O: A solid variation on the Robust Porter. A good level of vanilla and good drinkability. Overall, a lighter porter that doesn't reach the level decadence of Victory at Sea, although that's not really what they were going for.
Serving type: on-tap
02-07-2013 14:33:58 | More by pmarlowe
AleSmith Robust Porter With Vanilla from AleSmith Brewing Company
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