Red Brick Brick Mason Series #8: Vanilla Gorilla - Red Brick Brewing Company
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Reviews by rangerred:
3.83/5 rDev +1.1%
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.
01-16-2014 03:05:17 | More by rangerred
More User Reviews:
3.75/5 rDev -1.1%
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.
Not bad at all.
01-18-2014 03:45:14 | More by Bung
3.7/5 rDev -2.4%
Appearance: very dark brown, not quite opaque. Some cola highlights. Modest tan head.
Smell: subtle vanilla, but up front. Not a lot else happening but a nice nose.
Taste: much like the nose. Vanilla is prominent but not overdone.
Overall: very smooth. Easy drinker. Doesn't knock your socks off but well done.
11-20-2013 01:35:50 | More by cindyjeffsmith
Red Brick Brick Mason Series #8: Vanilla Gorilla from Red Brick Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.