Vanilla Storm (Pro/Am) | Mother Earth Brew Co.

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Brewed by:
Mother Earth Brew Co.
California, United States

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Paul Sangster collaboration with Mother Earth. Pro/Am beer for NHC 2011.

Added by HopHead84 on 07-03-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 3 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of DarthKostrizer
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the stone 15th anniversary celebration

Look. Root beer brown in color with 1/4 tan head and good retention

Smell. Gourmet coffee cinnamon and brown sugar

Taste. Amazing gourmet coffee flavor with traces of cinnamon vanilla and chocolate

Mouthfeel. Medium but a maybe a little lighter body and medium carbonation

Overall. Great coffee beer absolutely amazing flavor. This beer drinks incredibly easy. This is my first mother earth beer and it is phenomenal highly recommended

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Photo of MasterSki
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Shane (HopHead84) for this random growler. Served in a Struise cervoise.

A - Nice looking brew. Two fingers of tan foam settle to a thick collar and near-complete thin cap. Dark brown body with some reddish transparency.

S - Huge vanilla aroma, with plenty roasted coffee in there. Actually smells a lot like the Wide Awake, It's Morning. Malt character evokes maple, nuts, chocolate, and faint earth and smoke.

T - Taste doesn't quite live up to the promise of the aroma. Taste is initially heavy on vanilla, with espresso bitterness and earthy notes mid-palate. Finish is a little odd, with slight astringency mixed in with the roast bitterness.

M - Roasty, medium body, pleasant active carbonation, very well-hidden alcohol. Drinks like a 6% beer rather than a big Baltic Porter.

D - Great stuff. I had multiple pours because this one went down so quickly. Someone needs to hire this guy! Small tweaks to the recipe would make this a superb brew.

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Photo of HopHead84
4.3/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5


A Coffee Vanilla Imperial Porter with Kona and Sumatra coffee and Madagascar vanilla beans. Paul Sangster's (The Ninkasi) recipe brewed at Mother Earth. This won Pro/Am at NHC 2011. On tap at Double Overhead Brewing. Thanks! Snifter. A Baltic porter brewed with ale yeast.

A: Dark brown with an impressive two inches of beige foam. Retention is excellent and lacing clings to the glass.

S: A well balanced mixture of vanilla, coffee, earth, and a nutty quality. Very aromatic, the vanilla and coffee are stellar. Moderate roasted malt character with dark chocolate.

T: A lower moderate level of roasted malt blends with dark chocolate. Earthy coffee mixes nicely with vanilla and a quality nutty profile. The finish is smooth and delicious with lingering vanilla, chocolate, and coffee.

M: Upper medium in body with upper moderate carbonation. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy.

Overall: A really nice beer. Highly recommended.

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Vanilla Storm (Pro/Am) from Mother Earth Brew Co.
4.33 out of 5 based on 3 ratings.
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