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Vanillaphant Porter | Avondale Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
3.82/5
Very Good
136 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:
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Added by woosterbill on 09-01-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#15,232
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
136
pDev:
12.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
47
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 136 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of J_Dill
1/5  rDev -73.8%

Photo of pvo
2.28/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

The vanilla was far too strong for me. There was unfortunately not too much else to the beer-- it may well have been a good porter behind the vanilla, but I couldn't tell.

Appearance: dark brown, as it should be.

Smell: powerfully covered in vanilla. Dominated by vanilla.

Taste: again, very vanilla-y.

Mouthfeel: actually pretty good; smooth, rich, fills your mouth.

Overall: This seemed like as much a cream soda as a porter. There was little subtlety to it. The vanilla was simply overpowering, as it has overpowered my review. I had a similar, but less strong reaction to their coffee stout. I wonder if this is what people want in their dark beers in the area? If they can't just sell a straight porter or stout? I'm curious, because they do very well with some other beers, but here they seem to eschew the idea of just making good beer; these seem like gimmick beers, but...they're part of the year-round series. I don't get it.

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Photo of JintheHam
2.96/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Photo of JackRWatkins
3/5  rDev -21.5%

this beer is a porter, that's it, just a porter, nothing interesting to note here, this is a boring porter beer, if you want a porter, you could do a hell of a lot better

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Photo of fredmugs
3/5  rDev -21.5%

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 GABrew
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of Plonk
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of Jacurdy60
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of vincehayter
3.3/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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 RickyBfromCT
3.33/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gambyt20
3.35/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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3.37/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WestBrewer
3.39/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of slipperysoup
3.4/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of WoodBrew
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Volsdawg10
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of PassMeAZima
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Justinbshelton
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of John44
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of TheBeard89
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of mbonugli
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Crimsontider22
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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Vanillaphant Porter from Avondale Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 136 ratings
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