Vanillaphant Porter | Avondale Brewing Co.

Vanillaphant PorterVanillaphant Porter
BA SCORE
63.2%
Liked This Beer
3.82 w/ 136 ratings
Vanillaphant PorterVanillaphant Porter
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by woosterbill on 09-01-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,555
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
136
Liked:
86
Avg:
3.82/5
pDev:
12.57%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
46
Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 136 |  Reviews: 19
Reviews by ChainGangGuy:
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3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Very dark brown body with glimmers of garnet, clearish, with a head that's just shy of being white in color.

Smell: While there is a bit of roast and dark fruitiness contained with the nose, it's like sniffing a standard edition Tootsie Roll and a Vanilla Tootsie Roll at the same time.

Taste: Dark maltiness with a chocolate, coffee (light) vibe to it with a fast hit of vanilla. Lesser malty accent of toast and caramel. Medium-plus sweetness. Faint dark fruit. Nil hop character, bitterness. Sweetish finish with the chief flavor, vanilla.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. There's an incredibly minor stickiness to the mouthfeel.

Overall: It's good, but, it's just a hair too sweet and strong on the vanilla. Still, I suppose it's better to err on the side of a bit too much vanilla as to failing to deliver any appreciable (and appreciated) vanilla flavor, like the Breckenridge iteration.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of bulldogg915
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Golden32
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Zonian1
3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WickedBeer
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of seavercm
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Dub12588
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Dracarys
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of fthegiants
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mlockman
3.17/5  rDev -17%
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 BeerZack
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of rworkman
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of MoGuitarNthemonitor
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
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 atlbravsrno1
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of richj1970
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bamahawk4
4.52/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AUGRAD06
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of Magery
3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SPLITGRIN
3.33/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of markjarema11
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of freduardo
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of gerite
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had this tonight at a local bar & grill with an order of fish & chips. I thought this was very light bodied for a porter, so it went great with a fish meal. A slightly nutty taste with a faint vanilla ending. More malt that hops. A good summertime porter.

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Photo of GABrew
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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Vanillaphant Porter from Avondale Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 63.2% out of 100 with 136 ratings
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