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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:
#15,504
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
136
pDev:
12.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
48
Trade:
2
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Ratings: 136 |  Reviews: 19
Photo of cannibananabal
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
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 +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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

Photo of martinholt
4.16/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of crobinso
3.72/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of justinp444
4.13/5  rDev +8.1%
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 +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sendbeer
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ruzzal
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bongobeer
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

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

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 Tone
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
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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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 CaptainInsaneO
4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Black body, chocolate mousse head that doesn't stick around d quite long enough.

Little bit of vanilla on the nose, pleasant.

Taste - slight bitterness finished by some vanilla.

Feel - smooth and creamy.

Overall - I like it. Nuff said. It's tasty and creamy and vanilla-y

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Photo of mccorak
4.39/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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