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Red Brick Brick Mason Series #4: Smoked Vanilla Gorilla - Red Brick Brewing Company

Red Brick Brick Mason Series #4: Smoked Vanilla GorillaRed Brick Brick Mason Series #4: Smoked Vanilla Gorilla

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186 Ratings
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Ratings: 186
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.52
pDev: 25%


Brewed by:
Red Brick Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: AdamBear on 09-21-2011)
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AdamBear

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Found a bottle of this at Total Wine in Sarasota. it was the last one left.

Thought this might possibly be a remake of the original "vanilla gorilla stout", but according to the site, this one is based on their porter.

Bottle reads.."Smoked Vanilla Gorilla. Aged in Oak Whiskey barrels with vanilla beans"

A-very dark brown to black. you need to pour harshly to get a thin light tan head that quickly fades to nothing.

S-smells like dark salted and smoked cocoa beans. there's a scent of vanilla that is faint but stable. fairly complex and big smelling.

T-comes in with a smokey and slightly spicy taste of dark roasted malts that taste like a strong brewed mocha. there is a faint but very tasty hint of vanilla. the after-taste is mostly dark roasted malts with some small but good evidence of the oak whiskey barrels. its a very complex and solid flavor. not detecting any off-flavors or undesirable traits in the taste. Probably should serve this warmer than cooler.

M-good smooth medium carbonation that quickly fizzles with a crisp finish.

O-overall, this is a great beer, something i wouldn't mind getting a lot of. its rare to find this much flavor in a reasonably priced 12 ounce bottle. also besides the good pricing, i'm guessing the ABV is much lower as well, though it achieves the tastes of a big stout.

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2011 02:28:46 | More by AdamBear
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M-kinda full body and low carbonation
O-as the glass goes down the smoke faded, and it had a better taste

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Red Brick Brick Mason Series #4: Smoked Vanilla Gorilla from Red Brick Brewing Company
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