Vanilla’s Porter | Latitude 33° Brewing Company

Vanilla’s PorterVanilla’s Porter
74 Ratings
Vanilla’s PorterVanilla’s Porter

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by NickMunford on 06-20-2012

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2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of Reappropriated
2.96/5  rDev -20%
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 buzzardman
3.04/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Aroma: Light roasted malt, very small hint of vanilla.

Appearance: Dark black with a hint of red.

Flavor: Light roasted malt and not much else.

Mouthfeel: Medium, dry finish.

Overall: Not much to this beer, but then again I'm not a huge porter fan. Not much aroma or flavor and it poured and remained kind of flat. Would not buy again.

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3.08/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.09/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of GarrettB
3.26/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

October 5th, 2013 - Vanilla Porters always impress me. It's like Vanilla Coke - vaguely incongruous sounding, but ultimately delicious . Latitude is working with the same parameters, executing a sweet treat, delicious in its chocolate casing, but not especially engaging. The nose is the high-point, expressing vanilla and cacao, with touches of tobacco and chocolate, though milk, not dark at first. The aftertaste secretes more of a low, growling dark chocolate scent. That's also the chocolate that appears in the aftertaste, with lots of Ghirardelli brownie served on a thin palate. Again, there's plenty of sweetness here, and probably enough to serve alongside some ice cream or a hot brownie, but by itself, there's not a ton to flirt with.

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3.35/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of maximum12
3.4/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A pour at the taproom, which I stumbled into by accident looking for another taproom. You just can’t trust Internet maps these days.

The pour is dark with no white vanilla visible, red-edged as Achilles’ sword. I accidentally inhale as the beer is being set on the counter, holy crap. Concentrated, sweet vanilla beans.

Vanilla’s Porter is pure truth in advertising. If you’re allergic to vanilla don’t wander into the same county as this beer when it’s open, or bring your Epipen. This is like a vanilla orgasm. Mild roast, but this is a one dimensional flavor bomb. It loses some charm as it warms & with volume. A taster would have been better.

Pretty good beer, but too simple & too vanilla-ee.

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3.42/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Attractive tall sudsy pour in the Duvel tulip. Near black with beige foam. Pleasant carbonation sizzling in the mouth. Nose of vanilla.

Dark malt with a bitter aftertaste and some hops at the end. Plenty of charred grain taste. Distinct chocolate flavor along with the fragrance of vanilla. I don't know why you'd want vanilla in a beer, but this one is quite drinkable. It is just slightly sweet, though it seems to have plenty of malt. The winey taste and chalky mouthfeel give this some definition. Price was $5.19 for the 22 oz at Baron's Market on W. Point Loma.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of _morandi_
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of JoshuaMason
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Vintage: 2013
Appearance: Black heart with mahogany edges; tan, fluffy, fast-dissipating head; no lace
Smell: Vanilla; Prune; Chocolate; faint coffee
Taste: Coffee; chocolate; vanilla; prune; cola; lingering prune
Mouth-feel: Big Carbonation; Medium body; Dry finish;
Overall: Wonderfully smooth and balanced; Nice, but not amazing. I would like more aromatics.

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Vanilla’s Porter from Latitude 33° Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 74 ratings
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