Vanilla’s Porter | Latitude 33° Brewing Company

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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:
73
Reviews:
16
Avg:
3.58
pDev:
12.01%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Jeff8ham
5/5  rDev +39.7%

Photo of TheTickler
5/5  rDev +39.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of svendaddy
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of LXIXME
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of Drink_LocalSD
4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

Photo of wulfie85
4.24/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PabloSanDiego
4.2/5  rDev +17.3%

Photo of GatorCoop
4.11/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had a taster at the Balboa Tap House in San Diego.
Very nice beer.

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Photo of TBonez477
4.07/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sillyhed8
4.06/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of claspada
4/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.98/5  rDev +11.2%

Photo of Sjameson92
3.95/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lucnifter
3.94/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickMunford
3.92/5  rDev +9.5%
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 wethorseblanket
3.91/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Rogerlb
3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

An attractive dark porter, with a thin head. Lacing is as expected, slight but persistent.

Smell is malty, with a little vanilla in there. Good promise. Taste has much more vanilla, cream, some malt (not very toasty or burnt, caramel, good). Hoppy resin comes in, balancing a surprisingly full-bodied porter. Porters can be thin, this one holds its own.

Roast comes through near the end, a little chocolate, a little more vanilla, a little dry in the finish. Note the persistent use of the word "little." Nothing to write home about but no false notes. I'd giving it a 4 for porter fans, 3.5 for "vanilla" fans.

After I let it sit for half an hour, it had much more vanilla than before.

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Photo of aquazr1
3.83/5  rDev +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 Nickgiraud
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Honeybourne
3.79/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.78/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hbchrisg
3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

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Vanilla’s Porter from Latitude 33° Brewing Company
3.58 out of 5 based on 73 ratings.
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