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Vanillaphant Porter | Avondale Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
3.81/5
Very Good
142 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Avondale Brewing Co.
Alabama, United States
avondalebrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#21,949
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
142
pDev:
12.34%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
49
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 142 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of Richter525
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mholdefer
3.72/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of moose1950
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.34/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.02/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Canned 1 year ago, roughly. 8/11/17. Purchased a single in Huntsville, AL at a corner liquor store. Served in Crane snifter.

Dark coffee black, with a nice fluffy 2 finger beige head. Awesome lace as the glass as swirled.

Aroma is milk chocolate, dark chocolate, vanilla beans, and slight coffee. Very sweet, mouth watering.

Flavor comes forward with coffee first, then milk chocolate syrup, with vanilla creamer. Marshmallow. Vanilla wafer. Slight pirouette. It's almost too sweet, it leaves a lasting chocolate syrup quality on the palate. Slight roastiness on the finish.

Very nice carbonation level, with a great roastiness. Drying roast on the finish. Medium bodied.

Overall, very impressed. Wasn't expecting much, especially for a year-old porter. This surprised me and the only thing I can say about it is that it comes across too sweet. I think if this were put in a nice dry whiskey barrel you could really have something special here.

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Photo of Goosehunter75
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cannibananabal
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This is one of the best beers to come out of Birmingham. The vanilla is subtle, but I would like it better if the vanilla was a bit more detectable.

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Photo of Beersplosion
3.87/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gambyt20
3.35/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JintheHam
2.96/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of MoGuitarNthemonitor
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Loved this smokey, smooth, gentle porter. The vanilla came through in the nose and the finish.

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Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.33/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of martinholt
4.16/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of crobinso
3.72/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of justinp444
4.13/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass it has a foamy light beige head of half an inch and a black body. Smell of heavy vanilla, some caramel, cocoa, and slight roasted malt. Taste is lots of vanilla, chocolate, coffee, marshmallpw, some roasted malt and a bit of caramel at the end. Mouth feel is full with a moderate body and carbonation. A easy drinking very well made vanilla porter.

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

Photo of sendbeer
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of bongobeer
4.04/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PassMeAZima
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of slipperysoup
3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mlockman
3.17/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

The vanilla flavor of this porter is rather artificial and unpleasant, remniscent of chemical additives. Honestly, it reminds me a lot of Leinenkugel's vanilla porter.

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Photo of Mojo
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zonian1
3.62/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tone
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a black color. 2/3 inch head of a tan color. Decent retention and decent lacing. Smells of sweet malt, hint of roasted malt, piney hops, hint of wood, hint of chocolate, and a hint of alcohol. Fits the style of an American Porter. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of strong sweet malt, slight roasted malt, hint of oatmeal, slight wood, slight piney hops, and slight chocolate. Overall, average appearance, good aroma, body, and blend.

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Vanillaphant Porter from Avondale Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 142 ratings