It’s All Relative - Vanilla
Transient Artisan Ales

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Transient Artisan Ales
Michigan, United States
Imperial Porter
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4.22 | pDev: 5.69%
Aug 14, 2021
Mar 13, 2021
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Rated: 4.24 by Cuervo_PCB from Florida

Aug 14, 2021
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

4.4/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Good head production and retention. Dark black body, with ~1/8 finger of dark brown foam hanging on well after the pour.

Super strong vanilla on the nose, easily separating this from the base (non-flavored) version. It nearly overpowers the treacle-and-toffee notes of the malt base - nearly. It smells decadent, rich, and wonderful.

On the palate, everything blends together quite nicely. It's rich and robust, bitter and toasty, but there's also that strong note of vanilla present from almost the very first moment, and lasting through the finish. Toffee, caramel, molasses, toast, very light char, and a nice bitterness somewhat offset by the vanilla. Full bodied, smooth, and creamy.
May 17, 2021
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Reviewed by Rub_This_BBQ from Massachusetts

3.84/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
L: shinny jet black fast fading head no lacing
S: pure vanilla little roast or malt
T: comes off like Vanilla Coke, outside of the vanilla upfront not much to balance it out

M: med carb full thick

O: I feel it had some roast malt notes , black patent etc would help balance out the vanilla. Drinks more like a adjunct pasty stout then a Porter with vanilla
Apr 12, 2021
Rated: 3.95 by WynnO from Florida

Apr 10, 2021
Rated: 4.42 by Phoodcritic from Michigan

Mar 18, 2021
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Reviewed by ovaltine from Indiana

4.46/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Pours onyx black in the body, but there’s some leakage to a dark cola color on the edges, all underneath the prettiest dark tan head you’ve ever seen that carries a little sizzle and dissipates fairly quickly.

The nose is rich, decadent milk chocolate, a bit of char, and creamy vanilla. Man, does this “fit” together perfectly.

The milk chocolate is forward on the taste, and the char is in the background, but it’s the vanilla that ties everything together and elevates this beer, IMHO. It lends an almost barrel quality to the beer, without the accompanying booziness.

The mouthfeel is very full, yet maintains a little “spritzy,” which is expected in a porter for me. What a magnificent beer this is.
Mar 14, 2021
It’s All Relative - Vanilla from Transient Artisan Ales
Beer rating: 4.22 out of 5 with 6 ratings