Einer's Folly Vanilla Imperial Porter (Holiday Wine Cellar's 45th Aniv Ale) | The Bruery

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Einer's Folly Vanilla Imperial Porter (Holiday Wine Cellar's 45th Aniv Ale)Einer's Folly Vanilla Imperial Porter (Holiday Wine Cellar's 45th Aniv Ale)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Bruery
California, United States
thebruery.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by mikedashg on 03-18-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
108
Reviews:
53
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
13.83%
 
 
Wants:
40
Gots:
25
For Trade:
2
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Ratings: 108 |  Reviews: 53
Photo of rodbeermunch
4.47/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Black pour with a beige head 1" deep and tight tiny bubbles, the retention is great, you can probably play the entire "The Waiting" from Tom Petty during the time it takes to recede. Aroma was lots of chocolate and vanilla. Minor amount of smoke.

Dropped plenty of chocolate and oak in the taste, more vanilla. Combined the ability to have a substantial amount of roast but yet pair it in a silky way.

An excellent creation.

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Photo of dvmin98
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Anatole
3.97/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BAsbill
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of deNerval
3.52/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of yourefragile
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of 2beerdogs
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of THECPJ
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Zbeetleman
4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3/5  rDev -20.2%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of DenverLogan
3.51/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 750 ml into Corsendonk chalice.
Pours a dark brown with large brown head that eventually goes bye bye.
Aroma of dark roasted chocolate, burnt malts, slight wood.
Significant carbonation and mouthfeel.
Flavors of burnt malts, bitter chocolate, cream of tartar, molasses, slight funky dark tropical fruit juice, carob, black pepper. Overall tasty but challenging with a bitter sweetness and semi-dry finish. Some travel damage and slight oxidation is likely, but not overwhelming. Perhaps best to share after a few lighter brews.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.46/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to John11486 for sharing this one at Wowcoolman's tasting.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and vanilla bean aromas. Taste is much the same with a slightly sour and acrid cocoa flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that smells much better than it tastes at this point in time.

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -33.5%

Photo of Azrael
3/5  rDev -20.2%

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Einer's Folly Vanilla Imperial Porter (Holiday Wine Cellar's 45th Aniv Ale) from The Bruery
3.76 out of 5 based on 108 ratings.
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