VIP (Vanilla Imperial Porter) | Madhouse Brewing Company

VIP (Vanilla Imperial Porter)VIP (Vanilla Imperial Porter)
BA SCORE
3.91/5
35 Ratings
VIP (Vanilla Imperial Porter)VIP (Vanilla Imperial Porter)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Madhouse Brewing Company
Iowa, United States
madhousebeer.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Herky21 on 02-21-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,982
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
35
pDev:
13.55%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
12
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 35 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of BWood
4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark with no head but nice lace.

Smell has vanilla there. Not a huge aroma in my opinion. But decent

Taste is a vanilla bomb. Fresh large chunks of vanilla bean. Slight base beer and the barrel at the end.

Feel is a oily texture. Nice throughout.

Overall a great beer from a up and coming brewery that seems to be doing it all right.

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Photo of Sweffin
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Angerhaus
2.2/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Update on 4/22/16 - Contacted the brewery. If you have an empty bottle of this beer you can take it to their taproom to be exchanged for a different bottle. Will update again when a new bottle is tried.

Original review on 4/18/16 - Badly infected bottle. Unfortunate because I was really looking forward having this one. My bottle was a 2015 so please check to see if you've picked one of those up.

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Photo of Bunuelian
3.67/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 30helens
3.11/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Hohnbaum
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
3.94/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of halo3one
4.24/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 22Blue
4.21/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArkyPalmer
4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mothman
3.81/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

So much vanilla with this beer. A lot of whiskey and oak. Some chocolate, but the vanilla dominates.

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Photo of holder1422
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of clausr
2.68/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Not sure what happened with this beer. Tried it at a fest and both brother-in-law and I found it not palatable.

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Photo of MNBeerGeek
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of durlta
4.27/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Flippengruven
3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shaff1101
4.56/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Very nice lacing, dark color with a hint of red.

Smells like a fine cigar with a slight alcohol aroma

Mouth feel is silky smooth with slight bite and tingle.
Very drinkable not too roasty with a balanced flavor of the barrel aged vanilla.

1/9/2015

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Photo of Averwo
3.71/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Nick29
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of schimschim
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of CLaBarre
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of Ben-Felsing
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of aubzachsyd
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of vette2006c5r
4.44/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

VIP pours a black color with a nice small tan head. The aroma is very earthy, with some noticeable of oak. The taste has a nice roasted malt backbone, some oaky flavors, and a noticeable but perfectly blended vanilla flavor. Okay body, great flavors; all the flavors blend together. Overall its a very drinkable, yet flavorful beer. Nice roasted flavors, and not overpowering vanilla.

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VIP (Vanilla Imperial Porter) from Madhouse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 35 ratings
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