Dark Side Vanilla Porter
Empyrean Brewing Company

Dark Side Vanilla PorterDark Side Vanilla Porter
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Style:
American Porter
Ranked #976
ABV:
5.7%
Score:
84
Ranked #34,704
Avg:
3.71 | pDev: 12.94%
Reviews:
151
Ratings:
380
From:
Empyrean Brewing Company
 
Nebraska, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  78
SCORE
84
Good
Dark Side Vanilla PorterDark Side Vanilla Porter
Notes: An infusion of an old-world beer style and contemporary soul. Smooth, dark and roasted with highlights of chocolate, coffee and vanilla. Brewed with American, Canadian and English grown barley, American hops, Madagascar vanilla beans and natural vanilla extract.

23. IBU
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Reviews: 151 | Ratings: 380
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #71 (December 2012):

“Where’s the vanilla?” Was the first thing that came to our minds. It’s barely noticeable and what is gets quickly scrubbed away by the dominate roasty notes, however once the beer warmed up considerably the vanilla notes began to pull through. Aside from this, and the short-lived head, the base is a decent Porter.

STYLE: American Porter
ABV: 5.7%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Rich, opaque, dark brown, creamy tan head that quickly fizzles away

SMELL: Roasted malts, earth, vanilla beans

TASTE: Semi-chewy, malty, raisiny, bready, roasty, chocolate, bitter, acrid, coffee, faint vanilla, dry finish

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best porter made in Lincoln!

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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5/5  rDev +34.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Love this artisan beer. Starts off a nice bold rich flavor, that goes down smooth. It is definitely a porter with it's flavor with a hint of vanilla going down.

But after it goes down the truly great surprise of this beer takes hold and the taste left in your mouth is the sweet vanilla flavor. No bitter after taste.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Dark Side Vanilla Porter from Empyrean Brewing Company
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 380 ratings