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Vanilla Porter - Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)

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BA SCORE
86
very good

60 Ratings
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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.68%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub) visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Sammy on 08-31-2005)
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Photo of curasowa
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Dark, dark ruby/black color with a thin cap of tan head that fades quickly to a ring.

Aroma: Roasted malt with some coffee notes and a hint of chocolate.

Taste: Fairly thin and mild off the start, with some sweetness and roasted flavors. The roasted notes grow as it goes with increasing spicy bitterness. A little chalky on the finish, then the vanilla really shows up and lingers on the finish.

The Rest: A solid, pretty standard porter with a hefty kick of vanilla on the finish.

curasowa, Today at 01:27 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

BA_Berto, Sep 23, 2014
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4.18/5  rDev +8.9%

unclejazz, Sep 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

d_cook_roc, Sep 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

rojapa, Sep 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

LutherBrau, Sep 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

sila5, Jul 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

km000, Jun 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

irthesteve, Jun 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

BrunoH, Jun 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Patricksmith88, May 25, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

paulytasker, Mar 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

ChrisL24481, Jan 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

soroka24, Dec 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

MarkJBurch, Dec 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

BillRoth, Nov 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Evarigan, Oct 31, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

morrowd3, Jul 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Lethargy99, May 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

draftpunk, Apr 10, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

FrankSchramm, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.79/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Growler brought over by Matt on Saturday.

Pours a deep, dark inky black, with a 3/4 inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells quite vanilla-y, with a bit of chocolate, but not enough roasted malt for my senses.

This is quite understandably vanilla forward, creamy and rich tasting, with a little bit of dark chocolate, and not really any roasted malt. If there was that roasty flavor to complement the sweet flavors, this would be much better.

This one has a very creamy mouthfeel, and a lower amount of carbonation. It's medium bodied, and pretty drinkable.

This is probably Rohrbach's best beer, they've never been my favorite brewery, but this one is a Rochester classic.

GreesyFizeek, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of papaglide
3.56/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured out of a growler into a shaker glass.

A- awesome root beer color: dark mohogany with a nice quarter inch lace. Lace falls down quickly. Looks like it has low carbonation.

S- sweet roast with a hint of vanilla. No hop nose distinguishable.

T- sweetish, buttery, roasted coffee. Touch of vanilla. Not as hoppy as some porters are. Somewhat astringent but not annoyingly so. Finishes quite dry.

M- thin and with low carbonation.

O- My first Rohrbach sampling and I enjoyed the hell out of it. To me, this beer cries out drinkability. Its not a hoppy porter. It's a session porter with enough roastiness and hop dryness to fit the bill. Overall, it is a very drinkable and refreshing beer with just enough qualities to hit the spot when a porter is what I am looking for.

papaglide, Feb 15, 2013
Photo of PapiMagnum
4/5  rDev +4.2%

PapiMagnum, Feb 13, 2013
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Vanilla Porter from Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)
86 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.