Vanillaphant Porter | Avondale Brewing Co.

Vanillaphant PorterVanillaphant Porter
BA SCORE
3.82/5
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:
#14,781
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
136
pDev:
12.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
46
Trade:
2
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 136 |  Reviews: 19
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 sohearn
3.64/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 T_Hass
3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wcu80
4.02/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nsola
4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DuffDaddy
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pint at the brewery with Bro and Bob, just got finished eating supper at Saw's Soul Food a couple of doors down. Outstanding porter...didn't taste a lot of vanilla, but didn't need to. Great brewery with cool outdoors area.

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Photo of ManUtdSooner
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had it on tap with pizza at Dave's in Homewood. Just had it in a can. Tap is preferred. Dark. Easy to drink. Slightly "dirty" mouthfeel that I like. Hint of vanilla in the finish. Well done.

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Photo of TheBen5
4.4/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of freethehopspc
5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This Porter stands on a level way higher than all the rest. Is a very well balanced roasty flavor that rounds itself off with a little soft flavor of vanilla on the back end. Defiantly not a cold weather only Porter.

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Photo of jkermitj
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of CIBoy10
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance - The beer was deep black with a mocha head.

Smell - The malts of the porter are accompanied by a faint vanilla smell.

Taste - Coffee grounds and dry baker's chocolate make the initial taste. Vanilla starts to come into play, but I find myself wanting more. The bitter coffee malts linger in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - To its credit, the mouthfeel is very smooth and creamy.

Overall - i wanted more vanilla in a beer that sounds like a huge vanilla bomb. Instead, it's a vanilla whisper.

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Photo of victorylane500
4.6/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I did spec expect the taste more vanilla but I did I don't even think I give it a 4 for taste but a l so give it a 2 because I tasted no vanilla.

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Photo of rushtopher
4.42/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

An excellent porter that probably isn't actually very porterlike. Dark brown/black pour. Creamy feel. Strong vanilla over a roasted porter flavor.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AuntBea
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brianlmoon
4.11/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Dark brown / black. Very little head.

Aroma: Rich and not overpowering

Flavor: A nice mix of sweet and creamy with a hint of bitter. Very easy to drink.

Mouthfeel: Thick creamy feel

Overall: If you want "just a porter" then this is not the beer you are looking for. This is a sweeter more flavorful version of a porter. It's a great beer for coffee drinkers that may not like most beers.

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

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

Photo of Syracuse12
3.72/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Adamanton
4.24/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I love a good porter and this one is excellent.

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