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Burnt Rock Vanilla Porter | Beau's All Natural Brewing Company

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Burnt Rock Vanilla PorterBurnt Rock Vanilla Porter

Brewed by:
Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
Ontario, Canada

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.90%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by TheSevenDuffs on 01-26-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 37 |  Reviews: 10
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3.47/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.78/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DaveBar
4.19/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Purchased as part of a Best of Beau's 4pk for $24.00. 600ml bottle served at 4deg C in a tulip

A- Opens well and pours a nice high brown head that films out in a minute or two. Very dark brown, nearly black.

S- Nice chocolate and malt here. Quite a bit of heat.

T- Lots of chocolate and vanilla. Malt galore. Super nice blend.

M- Dry and light. A good porter.

O- Very enjoyable beer. Will buy again and if I see on tap

Food Pairing

This very good porter went well with...... BBQ lamb. This beer actually cut through the heavy meat flavor.


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Photo of TerryW
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Cola brown with a fizzy head and the barest of spotty lace. Quite ordinary looking.

Nose is sweet and roasty and full of vanilla. Toffee right on the edge of being burnt. Overall, smells pretty good, along the lines of a coffee liqueur. Pretty aggressively carbonated coming out of the bottle, best if it sits for a minute or so.

Sweet to taste up front, smoky ash, caramel vanilla. Pretty tasty, but thin-bodied. Would work a bit better if it had a bit more body somehow.

Kind of a hit or miss brew and how you take to it could depend on your frame of mind at the moment as much as anything else. Caught me liking it more than not, I think.

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3.89/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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5/5  rDev +30.9%

I went to the brewery the day this was released... That ended up being the best Beau's beer I have ever had... I wish they would keep this around all year.

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3.65/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.76/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ssmack
2.46/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

600 ml bottle from Best of Beau's 4-pack. 4.9% ABV Vanilla Porter.

Dark brown with a small bright red highlight. One inch medium brown, bubbly head that quickly became a slick and ring. The lacing is just a dotted line.

A very mild aroma of sweet vanilla.

The taste is likewise mild. Roasted malt. Mild vanilla. Actually tastes like cardboard. There is just a hint of grassy hops.

A medium feel with slight tingle. As the feel of a soda pop.

In the game of curling, a burnt rock is a rock that has been illegally touched by a player. A burnt rock is removed from the ice. So the name is sadly appropriate. It is drinkable but far too mild.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of taxandbeerguy
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

600 ml bottle served cold into a pint glass. Part of the Beau's taster's pack received as a Christmas gift.

Appearance - Dark brown in color with nearly 3 fingers of head with good retention time. The head looks rather frothy as well. Lots of active bubbles in the beer from what I can see, it's not transparent but not totally hazy either.

Smell - Vanilla, burnt malt and some burnt sugar as well. More smokey caramel aroma from the bottle than from the glass. Actually the aroma from the bottle is magnificent but doesn't completely translate subsequent to the pour. Also a little bit of a vanilla coffee aroma mixture.

Taste - Vanilla and caramel mostly, with the burnt malt characteristics coming through on the palate towards the back end of every sip. Good general roastiness too.

Mouthfeel - Smooth, fairly full feel, with medium carbonation. At the same time as I swirled this around my mouth there was a watery thinness that can be expected given lower ABV.

Overall - Nice roasty characteristics and enticing aroma make this an enjoyable sipper. If I'm looking for a vanilla porter, this is one I'd strongly consider.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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Burnt Rock Vanilla Porter from Beau's All Natural Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 37 ratings
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