Vanilla Joe | Sante Adairius Rustic Ales

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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

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Added by illidurit on 08-18-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
144
Avg:
4.39
pDev:
6.38%
 
 
Wants:
19
Gots:
3
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 144
Reviews by popery:
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4.31/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a small light brown head. The head lasts quite awhile and leaves some nice designs on the walls of the glass. The aroma is big on coffee and vanilla. Sweet and richer than expected. Some nice milk chocolate, cocoa. The taste stays well away from anything resembling artificial. Drier than it smells but not harsh. Very well integrated coffee and vanilla. Coffee is probably the dominant flavor. Full mouthfeel. I'm not normally a big fan of vanilla stouts/porters (because they're typically disappointing), but this is excellent. Great coffee flavor with wonderful vanilla.

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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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Amazing fresh coffee nose. Tons of coffee flavour, nice subtle vanilla. So good.

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Vanilla Joe from Sante Adairius Rustic Ales
4.39 out of 5 based on 144 ratings.
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