Whiskey-Vanilla Smoked Porter | Crabby Larry's Brew Pub

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Crabby Larry's Brew Pub
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by weeare138 on 04-11-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 8
Reviews by NJpadreFan:
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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crabby Larry's- Whiskey Vanilla Smoked Porter

A- Deep dark reddish amber brown hue with a thick frothy head. Moderate lacing.
S- Vanilla, smokey ashy charcoal, brown sugar/ molasses malt and whiskey.
T- Thick brown sugar and molasses malt with hints of cocoa.Ashy burnt oak, vanilla, and sweet whiskey. A slight touch of booze.
M- thick sweet malt with sweet mildly dry and booozy whiskey. Nice smooth and sweet feel.

Overall- tasty, well done.

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Photo of weeare138
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appears a dark brown with a dark tan head that slowly fades out into a pillowy cap. Solid streaks of lacing are left around the glass.
Smell is of sweet raisins, brown sugar, maple syrup, bourbon, oak, vanilla, and perhaps some yeastiness. I didn't get much of the smokiness at all in the aroma but it was very nice nonetheless.
Taste is of the same aromas with a nice, chewy cocoa flavor that slowly comes out as it warms to compliment the raisin and caramel flavors.
Mouthfeel is chewy, medium bodied, along with a bourbon & oak overtone running along the palate like cola.
Overall, not bad. I would be proud if I brewed this beer and it turned out this well.

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Photo of TheFightfan1
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Again I don't know why my previous post was deleted. Poured an opague black with a very thick coffee colored heading that stayed put throughout my tasting. Left some very nice ringage.

Smell was very boozy at first and kind vanilla bean aroma pulled through towards the end.Hints of wood were apparent as well.

Taste and Mouth was very boozy at first a nice whiskey bite scorches the palate followed by a creamy vanilla that quickly replaces the burning. Full bodied with very nice retention. Smooth texture and finishes a bit gritty.

Drink is good was a bit heavy at first but once you get past that intitial burn from the whiskey this turns out to be a very good beer.

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Photo of Fermenticusrex
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of rolltide8425
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of jp312
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of Birdiebeagle
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft Pours a deep black with a small tan head. Has good aromas of roasted malts, alcohol, coffee, and some fruits. Has a good blend of flavors. A solid finish and a thick texture. This is a pretty good drinking porter. Has a heavier body than most but it works for this one. I liked this one a lot, well done.

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Photo of thequeen711
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice dark porter poured from tap with a frothy head. Awesome mix of vanilla and a slight hint of the whiskey. Easy drinking, refreshing porter, I had requested to purchase a growler of this fine brew, when Larry told me he's not selling growlers at the time because of the shortage of hops. So I'll have to go back again. This beer pairs well with Larry's Broiled Oyster Appitizer...beer and oysters...what could be better?

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Whiskey-Vanilla Smoked Porter from Crabby Larry's Brew Pub
4.08 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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