Kingdom Of Tonga Vanilla Porter
Perrin Brewing Co.

Kingdom Of Tonga Vanilla PorterKingdom Of Tonga Vanilla Porter
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From:
Perrin Brewing Co.
 
Michigan, United States
Style:
American Porter
ABV:
7%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.03 | pDev: 7.2%
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
60
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 02, 2019
Added:
Jan 07, 2014
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  5
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Kingdom Of Tonga Vanilla PorterKingdom Of Tonga Vanilla Porter
Notes: The Vanilla beans used in this beer come from... you guessed it: The Kingdom of Tonga. Tonga has over 170 islands and is located in the South Pacific. Fig, Raisin, chocolate and coffee notes (with a subtle caramel touch) set this beer off while the vanilla beans lead into a delightfully dry finish.
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Rated: 3.93 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

Feb 02, 2019
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Reviewed by superspak from North Carolina

4.01/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12 ounce can into tulip glass; no can dating, but was just released. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a 1 finger fairly dense and rocky khaki head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of vanilla, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, cream, roasted nuts, and toasted dark/brown bread; with lighter notes of molasses, raisin, fig, smoke, char, herbal, wood, pepper, pine, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, vanilla, and light-moderate earthy hop notes; with solid strength. Taste of big vanilla, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, cream, roasted nuts, and toasted dark/brown bread; with lighter notes of molasses, raisin, fig, smoke, char, herbal, wood, pepper, pine, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate pine, herbal, woody, peppery hops; and roast/char bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of vanilla, milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, toffee, cream, roasted nuts, toasted dark/brown bread, light molasses/dark fruit, smoke, char, herbal, wood, pepper, pine, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, vanilla, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great roast/hop bitter/sweet balance, and no acrid/astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering hop/char bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-plus body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/bready, and fairly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 6.5%. Overall this is an excellent American porter. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, vanilla, and light-moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to drink with the modestly bitter/drying finish. Awesome balance of rich malt complexity and vanilla; with balancing earthy hops against sweetness. A very enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.
Jan 05, 2019
 
Rated: 3.93 by Calraven from Michigan

Jan 05, 2019
 
Rated: 4.21 by Mikecd234 from Michigan

Dec 30, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by C_Adams from Ohio

Oct 23, 2017
 
Rated: 4.32 by chrismattlin from Ohio

May 05, 2017
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Rated by Furlinator from California

4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
On tap at at Fenton Fire Hall on 02/18/17.
Feb 21, 2017
 
Rated: 4.17 by Muss42 from Michigan

Feb 18, 2017
 
Rated: 4.47 by TurboBrew from Michigan

Feb 05, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Phoodcritic from Michigan

Feb 05, 2017
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Reviewed by Firyar from Michigan

4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Had on tap at Perrin.

A: Bold and black. Slight creamy head.


S: Slight vanilla and malty.

T: Looks darker than it tastes. Medium vanilla taste with strong fig flavors. Finishes sweet with vanilla aftertaste.

O: A very good vanilla porter. The strong fig flavors surprised me at first but ended up enjoying the combined vanilla and fig tastes.
Dec 29, 2016
 
Rated: 4.05 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas

Oct 13, 2016
 
Rated: 4.04 by stortore from Illinois

May 06, 2016
 
Rated: 3.8 by BeerOps from Illinois

Apr 20, 2016
 
Rated: 4.13 by chuckgietzen from Michigan

Apr 09, 2016
 
Rated: 4.34 by RyanCFriedrich from Michigan

Apr 03, 2016
 
Rated: 3.76 by SourAddict from Wisconsin

Mar 27, 2016
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Rated by NateDyk47 from Michigan

3.61/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5
Good but taste is kind of weak
Mar 22, 2016
 
Rated: 3.89 by Cotton_27 from Michigan

Mar 21, 2016
 
Rated: 4.46 by monty79_1997 from Missouri

Mar 15, 2016
 
Rated: 4.1 by Loudog1411 from Michigan

Mar 12, 2016
 
Rated: 3.92 by TheStoutHound from Wisconsin

Mar 12, 2016
 
Rated: 4.06 by lemmy187 from Missouri

Mar 10, 2016
 
Rated: 3.87 by Dactrius from Netherlands Antilles

Feb 22, 2016
 
Rated: 4.56 by warrenslop from Michigan

Feb 08, 2016
 
Rated: 4.09 by brewskis from Indiana

Jan 29, 2016
 
Rated: 3.73 by Rons35 from Michigan

Jan 09, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by fredmugs from Indiana

Nov 18, 2015
 
Rated: 4.09 by bigleague from Michigan

Jan 11, 2015
 
Rated: 4.24 by wtkphoto from Michigan

Jan 03, 2015
 
Rated: 3.95 by Fargrow from Michigan

Dec 29, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Kerrie from Michigan

Dec 17, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by midlifec from Michigan

Dec 06, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker from Michigan

Nov 21, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by MIbeer27 from Michigan

Sep 19, 2014
 
Rated: 3.75 by Bung from Michigan

Aug 02, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by MiWolfman from Michigan

Jul 27, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by StrikeThreeLager from Virginia

Jul 26, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by Grand-Raggedy from Michigan

Jul 12, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by BarryMFBurton from Indiana

Jul 07, 2014
Kingdom Of Tonga Vanilla Porter from Perrin Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 63 ratings