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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

66 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 66
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 8.18%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | FT: 1
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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thatoneguymike

Georgia

4.75/5  rDev +25.3%

01-06-2014 01:55:33 | More by thatoneguymike
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cjgator3

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

11-21-2013 22:39:55 | More by cjgator3
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JamesBell

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

12-04-2013 04:03:12 | More by JamesBell
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Zach136

Georgia

4.28/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle, $2.75 at Barrel and Barley, poured into a Brick Mason snifter. #properglassware and all that jazz.

Continually impressed by the new brewing team at Red Brick. This year's Vanilla Gorilla has the perfect amount of vanilla, and an awesome white chocolate back bone with hints of roasted coffee coming through. Mouthfeel is light and fluffy -- as it should be with a porter. Spot on fellas. Job well done!

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2013 20:06:30 | More by Zach136
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AmandaRae

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

11-26-2013 04:09:18 | More by AmandaRae
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GTB

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

12-08-2013 04:31:48 | More by GTB
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JamesStreet

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-14-2014 03:11:56 | More by JamesStreet
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seavercm

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-12-2013 02:51:23 | More by seavercm
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-01-2014 21:28:41 | More by atlbravsrno1
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mmink27

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-24-2013 15:25:24 | More by mmink27
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Pookie

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-10-2013 03:06:36 | More by Pookie
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Cloaked_Phantom

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.5%

07-02-2014 23:50:17 | More by Cloaked_Phantom
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EgadBananas

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-11-2013 03:21:50 | More by EgadBananas
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DerrickW

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-25-2014 14:40:26 | More by DerrickW
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JohnBender

Texas

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-22-2013 20:00:38 | More by JohnBender
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Wrex68

Washington

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-04-2013 01:15:23 | More by Wrex68
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creepinjeeper

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-18-2013 04:46:01 | More by creepinjeeper
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Qwest_35

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-12-2014 02:05:04 | More by Qwest_35
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.5%

06-22-2014 19:10:51 | More by Georgiabeer
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jmathis

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.5%

06-22-2014 20:43:59 | More by jmathis
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Omonigan

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-12-2014 04:00:52 | More by Omonigan
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BradShook

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-12-2014 00:16:47 | More by BradShook
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Mikecap

Louisiana

3.89/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Nearly jet black with a thin light brownish head that fades to a thin, splotchy lacing.

S: Definite vanilla bean up front, touches of nuttiness as well, some chocolate too. Lots of roast and a touch of coffee and very subtle alcohol come through for a well rounded aroma.

T: Vanilla, light coffee and a bit of chocolate dominate, a bit of nuttiness and roast flavor come through as well.

M: Smooth and creamy but a bit light bodied for calling it an imperial porter. Still enjoyable.

O: A nice and tasty porter that may benefit with a bit more body, but overall is very good. Grab some if you can get it!

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2013 02:18:19 | More by Mikecap
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rangerred

Tennessee

3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2014 03:05:17 | More by rangerred
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Moo5152

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

12-23-2013 04:37:34 | More by Moo5152
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Red Brick Brick Mason Series #8: Vanilla Gorilla from Red Brick Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.