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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
85
very good

68 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 68
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 8.18%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | 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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phooky

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

03-01-2014 01:58:52 | More by phooky
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argock

Virginia

3.66/5  rDev -3.4%

Poured from a 12 oz brown bottle into a Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass. Bottled on 10/22/13 lasered on the bottleneck. Received in an informal "locals" exchange with my good friend Erinn in Atlanta.

A: Almost black with a think cap of light beige tightly bubbled head with a few stray lace spots.

S: Vanilla is the dominant aroma but there are notes of coffee, caramel, dates, raisins, and chocolate. It does not have the chemical vanilla flavors the beers that use extract frequently have.

T: Good but somewhat one-dimensional flavor, reminiscent of vanilla cola. There are some roasty and chocolate flavors in the finish that are increased with warming. The coffee of the nose are there in the flavor, while the caramel sweetness gets a little heavy with progress through the beer. I am glad I shared this with my wife. The hopping is mainly countering bitterness. There is little to no alcohol or yeast presence.

M: A bit overfizzed which makes it seem more astringent and acidic in the mouth. Light-medium body with a slightly tacky and mildly chemical feel to it.

O: Vanilla Gorilla is a decent beer but the vanilla plus the sweetness hurts drinkability. It would be nice if they upped the maltiness without accentuating sweetness as this comes off as a chocolate creme soda.

02-26-2014 04:05:21 | More by argock
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Mikeypnh

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

02-25-2014 19:07:29 | More by Mikeypnh
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RocketCityVol

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

02-22-2014 03:18:58 | More by RocketCityVol
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gildo9

Florida

3.49/5  rDev -7.9%

Bottle is very eye appealing , Color is a rich dark brown . Not much of a smell to it , slightly carbonated , Vanilla is obvious, with hints of chocolate and fruits, has an overall pleasant taste, not much of a bitter finish. Beer is not terrible , but it's not one of the best porters I put in my mouth. Would buy again if I could find.

02-09-2014 00:38:04 | More by gildo9
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yaksurf

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -20.8%

01-29-2014 20:51:37 | More by yaksurf
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DerrickW

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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

Michigan

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
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SenorEsteban

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

01-16-2014 21:33:46 | More by SenorEsteban
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rangerred

Tennessee

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
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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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kylehay2004

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

01-09-2014 02:51:47 | More by kylehay2004
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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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scanny24

Florida

3/5  rDev -20.8%

01-03-2014 14:18:47 | More by scanny24
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hellhammermario

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

12-30-2013 23:19:12 | More by hellhammermario
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buzzy

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

12-29-2013 12:32:50 | More by buzzy
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

12-28-2013 23:00:09 | More by tobelerone
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mmink27

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-24-2013 15:25:24 | More by mmink27
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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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Stinger80OH

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

12-22-2013 16:17:05 | More by Stinger80OH
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creepinjeeper

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

12-18-2013 03:40:15 | More by deschutes_fan
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seavercm

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.5%

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

Georgia

4/5  rDev +5.5%

12-10-2013 03:06:36 | More by Pookie
Red Brick Brick Mason Series #8: Vanilla Gorilla from Red Brick Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 68 ratings.