Vanilla’s Porter | Latitude 33° Brewing Company

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Vanilla’s PorterVanilla’s Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Latitude 33° Brewing Company
California, United States
lat33brew.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by NickMunford on 06-20-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
74
Reviews:
17
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
11.7%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 74 |  Reviews: 17
Reviews by travolta:
Photo of travolta
3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: dark brown with coca-cola edges. Very nice lacing and retention with a frothy, cappuccino head.

Nose: Vanilla and carmel right up front. A hint of figs and cloves in the middle, with some alcoholic notes at the end.

Taste: Dark roasted ice-coffee, light mouthfeel for a porter, coffee beans, cloves, and a little bit of biscuit and hotness.

Notes: an excellent introduction to vanilla porter. Its a very good beer.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of aquazr1
3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle served in a tulip. Pours dark brown with little head. This beer is all about the vanilla. So much so that you don't pick up much of anything else. Mouthfeel is light.

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Photo of LXIXME
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of Reappropriated
2.96/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This beer is ok, with some hints of vanilla, but not much more. I would put this in the perfectly serviceable beer category, but I probably will not be running out to get more of it.

The taste is exactly what you would expect from a vanilla porter, with just a hint of vanilla (I think it could probably use a but more of the vanilla flavor). Beyond the hints of vanilla there is not much to this beer, making it sort of boring to me. If you want a simple porter with a hint of vanilla this is probably the beer for you.

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Photo of Adeezy4495
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of BKotch
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mrcraft
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of jaydoc
3.67/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of danwho
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Drink_LocalSD
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.91/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of claspada
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of hbchrisg
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of svendaddy
4.5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of wulfie85
4.24/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Birmz
2.5/5  rDev -30.4%

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Coconut version.
Black pour with a light brown head. Aroma of dark roasted malt and vanilla. Taste has a nice bitter roasted malt coffee flavor up front backed with a slightly sweet and almost chewy coconut flavor.

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Photo of PabloSanDiego
4.2/5  rDev +17%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of SocalKicks
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of FlyingBull
3.64/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Purchased this beer at a local market. This beer was just released in bottle this week according to the brewery.

This beer was poured a clear, very dark brown. The head was a tan to mocha color that lasted throughout the pour; lacing down the sides noted. The aroma initially was a slightly spicy hop followed by sweet malt. I really did not detect any vanilla aromas. Taste was caramel and dark malts, some sweetness, followed by a balanced hop bite. Again, I didn't detect any vanilla flavors. Mouth feel was medium heavy with moderate carbonation.

Overall, this beer was a nice drinker, very tastey and different from most. I would have it again. Of note however - I wasn't able to pick up and vanilla aroma or taste. But, that just may be me.

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Photo of ALBuff
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of NickMunford
3.92/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours hazy amber brown with a mild head that dissipates quickly. The aromas remind me of the light smell of baking chocolate cupcakes, when you can smell them from the other room, with some roasted vanilla thrown in. Has a good roasted malty flavor. You can definitely pick up the vanilla, along with a little bit of a ground pepper flower taste. Nicely carbonated and smooth in the mouth, but leaves a lingering bitter aftertaste.

Overall, I like this beer a lot. The natural comparison, I think, would be to Stone's Smoked Porter w/ Vanilla Bean. There are many similarities between the two beers, but I like this version more. This has more of a rich and hearty taste, when compared to Stone's newly bottled version.

Please note: When adding this beer, I added the availability as rotating. I'm not sure if that's true, as I couldn't find the availability on their website. Please adjust if necessary.

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Photo of mwayne
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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Vanilla’s Porter from Latitude 33° Brewing Company
3.59 out of 5 based on 74 ratings.
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