Gringolandia Fabulosa Porter
5 Rabbit Cerveceria

Gringolandia Fabulosa PorterGringolandia Fabulosa Porter
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Style:
American Porter
Ranked #977
ABV:
5.5%
Score:
84
Ranked #35,743
Avg:
3.68 | pDev: 11.14%
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
76
From:
5 Rabbit Cerveceria
 
Illinois, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  3
Gots
  18
SCORE
84
Good
Gringolandia Fabulosa PorterGringolandia Fabulosa Porter
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Reviews: 15 | Ratings: 76 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of GuyFawkes
3.59/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Unknown vintage; drank 12/18/15 @ the Yarchives.

Opaque dark brown appearance.

A rough pour yielded a big dark tan head; a frothy curtain of lace.

Sweet milk chocolate, root beer, fresh earth & faint vanilla notes in the nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Cream & root beer flavors up front; faint fresh earth notes on the mildly carbonated finish.

The nose was intriguing but the beer didn't quite live up to its promise. Worth a quaff.

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Photo of GrumpyGas
4.06/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, undated, poured into a Willie becher shows an opaque and murky brown body floating a proud 1" tan colored head of mixed bubbles that reduces to a persistent 1/4" cap leaving waves of artistic lacing.

Aromas of roasted barley, cocoa, milk chocolate, and a fruity hop note.

Flavors are bright. Many porter's, stouts, can seem muddy with an emphasis on just the malt. Not this one. Really nice hop brightness that balances the chocolate and roasted malt flavor.

Mouthfeel is medium with a slight clinging residue of chocolate flavor.

Overall a well crafted porter.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.04/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This most excellent porter pours a
rich and rugged muddy brown with cola highlights and a nice head of
khaki foam that subsides to a thick ring, thin wispy pool, and displays
some nice sudsy lacing. Nose of dark chocolate, subtle cream, subtle
grain notes, mild herbal hops, and touches of char. Flavors exceed the
nose with a cream and char touched mildly sweet dark chocolate centered
malt with touches of coffee and hints of vanilla and marshmallow given
balance by mild yet spicy herbal hop notes. Excellent mouth feel; medium
full body, medium carbonation, and a rich char and chocolate driven finish.

Overall a phenomenal brew from an excellent brewery.

Cheers

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Photo of KTCamm
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12/26/14...on tap, pours very dark brown with tan foam. Roasted coffee nose. Rich roasted coffee flavor. Gritty mouthfeel. Milky back. Dark bitter chocolate. Really tasty. Nicely made.

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Photo of Beginner2
3.99/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Being a mere Aficionado and still in classical training, I have sampled too few from breweries that got going in this century (what I call craft brewing's 3rd generation.) I have been neglectful also of my own backyard.

So, this is my first from 5 Rabbit that I can find my tasting notes on.

A good American porter that is even more interesting. If you like either adventure or subtlety, taste this ale. I get the chocolate and spices and wheat that make this smooth and unique.
But, I had it before dinner and want to try it again with Mexican food.

I think I'm going to like this brewery when I visit, too. I already visited its site and like what seems to be their higher-brow marketing strategy of becoming to Mexican flavored beer what Rick Bayless is to our southern neighbor's food with his multi-year series "Mexico: one dish at a time" and his food company that makes chips and salsa.

I believe Chicago's prominent beer-writer, Randy Mosher, is associated with this brewery. So, I am expecting an interesting evolution of tastes.

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Photo of lizzianne13
1.56/5  rDev -57.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

This is barely a porter. If you like porters, get something else. If you like hoppy beers but are maybe in the mood for something different, maybe this is for you.

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Photo of beergoot
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very dark brown body with a lasting, light tan head; lacing and clinging foam along the sides of the glass. Mint chocolate aroma; cocoa powder. Milk chocolate and cocoa flavors; mild sourness; nice bitterness. Soft, velvety mouthfeel; semi-sweet finish.

There is a certain uniqueness to this bitter with a spicy, minty aroma and mild, tangy element in the flavor, all the while exhibiting classic porter qualities. Smooth and easy drinking, and with a 5.0% ABV, this makes for a nice, rich, sessionable dark ale option.

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Photo of PorterLambic
3.86/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours nearly black with a dark tan head that dissipates rather quickly and leaves no trace of lace behind despite settling as a film.
Smell is malty with molasses, toasted malt, toffee, creme brulee.
Taste is heavily toasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, toffee, molasses, vanilla beans. Balance is a tick less than the nose received but still good.
Lighter bodied, lightish effervescence. Drying and warming finish. A solid American porter.

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Photo of IPAGeorge
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint from a bottle

A. Very dark brown and opaque. Khaki 2 finger head.

S. Roasted malts. chocolate, vanilla.

T. agreeing with the nose I get roasted malts and vanilla. But I get a metallic aftertaste.

M. Medium body with light carbonation. Finishes clean.

O. An ok porter but the metallic aftertaste does it for me. Lot's od options for porters. Don't hate it but there is better.

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Photo of WoodBrew
3.45/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Damn,,,,,the appearance and the scent were so promising. The taste is watery coffee which led to poor mouthfeel and overall score. The scent carried roast with some chocolate. The beer poured a opaque dark with thick head that is leaving a ring lacing. Sorry the taste and mouthfeel kill this promising beer.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

this one is probably the least outside the box of the beers ive had from these guys so far. no caramelized plantain, no passion fruit, no chili pepper, its just a straight up porter, with a buttery creamy texture that i like a lot, but a pretty one dimensional beer other than that. its very dark brown, stout looking, with a half inch of lighter brown head on it with some permanence. smells and tastes like bitter dark chocolate with a touch of grill smoke to it. no sweetness at all, and plenty of bitter depth to it from the roasted barley. fuller bodied for a base porter is appreciated in cold weather, but its lacking the interesting distinguishing elements of most of their other beers. so while its a tasty brew, its forgettable at the same time. the creaminess of mouthfeel really makes it a treat though. i have not yet seen this one distributed in colorado with the others.

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Photo of ScottDrinksBeer
3.25/5  rDev -11.7%

This beer is smooth, drinkable, and has an undercurrent of chocolate. I'm getting a slight smokey thing in there too. It's good, and certainly an American Porter. However, I'm not sure this could be called a Robust Porter. It's on the low side for ABV of the style, doesn't have much chocolate, and a hop presence is hard to pick out.

However, nutty and toffee flavors come through and makes me think this is closer to the flavor profile of the Samuel Smiths Taddy Porter I had last night than the Great Lakes Edmund Fitzgerald or Tyranena Chief Black Hawk I'm pairing with it right now. The latter two are both much more chocolatey with a hint of roast and a hop presence and bitterness that just doesn't come through in the 5 Rabbit.

It's an enjoyable, drinkable beer, but I don't think this one should be classified with the likes of some of the more "robust" examples of Porter (i.e. Deschutes Black Butte, Anchor, Great Lakes, Smuttynose, etc).

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Photo of Tone
3.7/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a black color. 1/2 inch head of a tan color. Good retention and decent lacing. Smells of roasted malt, sweet malt, slight alcohol, slight toffee, hint of chocolate, hint of hops, and a hint of coffee. Fits the style of an American Porter. Mouth feel is smooth and crisp, with an average carbonation level. There is a slight dryness and noticeable bitterness from the roasted malts. Tastes of sweet malt, hint of chocolate, slight roasted malt, hint of coffee, hint of hop, and hint of alcohol. Overall, good aroma, decent body, good blend, and decent feel. Tasty, but simplistic, slightly weak in the finish.

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Photo of matjack85
3.69/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

I picked this up as part of a build-your-own six pack for $9.99 at the Binny's store in Bloomingdale, IL, making this single 12oz bottle $1.67. No freshness date. This is one of the new gringolandia line of beers being produced now by 5 Rabbit.

The beer poured a dark brown color and made a 1-finger mocha head that didn't last very long. There was very little lacing.

It smells very chocolatey.

Nice roasted malt flavor with lots of cocoa and bittersweet chocolate adding more flavor. Wheat is also noticeable. Low bitterness and very little hop presence.

The addition of flaked oats gives this a creamy smooth mouthfeel. Medium bodied with only moderate carbonation.

This is a decent porter. Being a Latino owned brewery, they always try to put something with a Latin flair into their beers. For this one they used Chilean caramel malt.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served in a tumbler.

Following the success of the Super Pils, I'm kinda actually looking forward to this one. It pours a clear midnight sienna topped by a finger of sandstone foam. The nose comprises mildly-roasted malts, milk chocolate powder. a hint of treacle, and a bit of pumpernickel. The taste brings in more of the same, providing a nice, semi-mild example of a porter. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a near-creamy feel. Overall, a nice porter, one that deftly balances roast and sweetness in a rather drinkable package.

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Gringolandia Fabulosa Porter from 5 Rabbit Cerveceria
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 76 ratings