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

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4.04/5
Exceptional
90 Ratings
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by elNopalero on 02-05-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,293
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
90
pDev:
13.12%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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2
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Trade:
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Ratings: 90 |  Reviews: 14
Reviews by Bung:
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

More User Reviews:
Photo of DanGeo
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Hanklogan
4.91/5  rDev +21.5%
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 -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Mouserusker
4.71/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of chuckgietzen
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jeremy_Berg
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of king75
3.86/5  rDev -4.5%
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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Photo of SRTrevor
5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MispeledStalion
4.73/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of bengriff11
5/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of Dustin_A_Stoutdrinker
4.35/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beergorrilla
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of needMIbeer
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ohiobeer29
2.24/5  rDev -44.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

Photo of bwood06
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of Danielr26
3.91/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.44/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tourdot
4.32/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of singletary
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It poured a dark black color with a tan head. The smell is of vanilla mixed with coffee. The taste is a silky smooth coffee and the vanilla is a nice aftertaste. A enjoyable rich drink.

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3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of ThickNStout
3.79/5  rDev -6.2%
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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Gonzo's Bigg Dogg Vanilla Porter from Gonzo's Biggdogg Brewing
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 90 ratings
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