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Red Brick Brick Mason Series #8: Vanilla Gorilla - Red Brick Brewing Company

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Red Brick Brick Mason Series #8: Vanilla GorillaRed Brick Brick Mason Series #8: Vanilla Gorilla

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BA SCORE
86
very good

72 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 8.64%
Wants: 2
Gots: 9 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Red Brick Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Zach136 on 10-30-2013)
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Reviews by rangerred:
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3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into a snifter.

Pours a deep pitch black with a one finger medium tan head that fades away rather quickly leaving a thick ring around the top of the beer.

Vanilla is strongly present in the aroma along with heavy roasted malt. There is a touch of coffee and dark chocolate along with a whiff of dark fruits.

The vanilla is even more present in the taste along with plenty of nuttiness and more dark fruit. The coffee is more restrained but lots of roast is still there. Mouthfeel is thick and silky with a lingering sweetness. There is a quick note of alcohol towards the finish.

Overall, this beer is not quite outstanding but it is pretty well put together. What it lacks in depth it makes up for in drinkability. I probably won't pick it up again but I'm glad I got to try it.

rangerred, Jan 16, 2014
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12 oz. Near black pour, thin layer of light tan head. Retains ok and laces the glass just a bit.

Aroma, Chocolates and vanilla. Lesser roast malt.

Taste, Vanilla up front. More roast malt here. Cocoa and a little coffee in the slightly dry finish.

Clean and easy drinking, not overly done with the vanilla. Medium body and a medium amount of carbonation. Maybe just a tad thinner than preferred, but that helps the drinkability.
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Overall: very smooth. Easy drinker. Doesn't knock your socks off but well done.

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Red Brick Brick Mason Series #8: Vanilla Gorilla from Red Brick Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.