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Vanilla Joe | Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding
10 Reviews
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
California, United States | website

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by illidurit on 08-18-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
142
Avg:
4.39
pDev:
23.92%
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Photo of SanFranJake
4.81/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

As I'm selecting my numbers for my rating I realize they are high.
But as I play the beer back in my head, nose and mouth, it's worthy.
Enjoyed a half-pour today at the brewery.
Look was everything you would expect...deep dark brown with a nice creamy head.
You didn't even have to get that close and the smell of coffee hit the nose and I knew it was on.
The coffee, along with a bit of vanilla, greeted my tongue and mouth with open arms and I know I muttered "Damn this is good" more than a few times.
For the style, it seemed thicker than most porters I've drank, so it was almost a stout consistency.
Just a damn good beer all around. Would really love to try a BA version of this.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a half finger dark tan head of tight bubbles that recedes pretty quickly to a ring. Aroma is all fresh cold brew coffee just exploding out of the glass. Taste is coffee and sweet vanilla with milk chocolate sweetness. Simply delicious. I would drink this every day.

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Vanilla Joe from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
91 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.
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