Gonzo's Bigg Dogg Vanilla Porter | Gonzo's Biggdogg Brewing

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Gonzo's Bigg Dogg Vanilla PorterGonzo's Bigg Dogg Vanilla Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Gonzo's Biggdogg Brewing
Michigan, United States
gonzosbiggdoggbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by elNopalero on 02-05-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
84
Avg:
3.91
pDev:
14.32%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
25
For Trade:
3
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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 84
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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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Photo of DanGeo
4.04/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hanklogan
4.91/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Awesome vanilla porter. Great brew

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Photo of boogerisu
4.01/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Mouserusker
4.71/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.17/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of king75
3.86/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The vanilla flavor taste a little artificial and is almost overwhelming at times. Not a bad porter just a little out of balance IMO

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5/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.73/5  rDev +21%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +27.9%

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4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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2.24/5  rDev -42.7%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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5/5  rDev +27.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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4.32/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.79/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz can from Justdoit1234 (thanks man). Canned 8/14/15. Served in a goblet.

Pours near black with two and a quarter fingers dark khaki froth. Quickly settles to a thin veneer and a full halo that leav s substantial patches of lace.

Vanilla and caramel are the dominant aromas with some slight toast, cocoa and brown sugar. Quite nice.

The flavors don't quite deliver on the nose. Vanilla extract, flour, roasted malt, caramel, brown sugar and cocoa powder. There are some good flavors in there but it is brought down by something my palate perceives as artificial.

Light but creamy feel with fairly low carbonation. Residual bitterness in the finish with notes of roasted malt, vanilla-"ish" and caramel.

Gonzo's Bigg Dogg Vanilla Porter is headed in the right direction but something seems off. Its an easy drinking porter that has some nice flavor going on as long as you don't analyze it too much.

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5/5  rDev +27.9%

Photo of HattedClassic
4.25/5  rDev +8.7%

The beer pours a creamy tan but is also a a bubbly head. The beer itself is an opaque dark black with dark brown notes as well. The smell has very strong vanilla sweetness notes, but is slightly balanced by some sweet dark chocolate notes. The smell is heavily vanilla leaning. The taste is the same as the smell but with stronger cocoa notes and dark chocolate sweetness that balances out the vanilla notes. The beer develops a more robust roast flavor as it warms up. The mouthfeel is fairly heavy but is still pretty smooth bordering on silky despite the biting carbonation. Overall, a very good vanilla porter despite being very heavy on the vanilla. Highly recommend.

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