Vanilla Porter
Red Shedman Farm Brewery & Hop Yard

Vanilla PorterVanilla Porter
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Style:
Porter - American
Ranked #892
ABV:
4.7%
Score:
84
Ranked #35,221
Avg:
3.69 | pDev: 10.03%
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
32
From:
Red Shedman Farm Brewery & Hop Yard
 
Maryland, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
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Gots
  5
SCORE
84
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Reviews: 6 | Ratings: 32 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Chris_n_Rod:
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Chris_n_Rod from Massachusetts

3.76/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nov 06, 2019
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daliandragon from Maryland

4.05/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Picked up some tallboys at Downtown Crown in Gaithersburg. Big head would be money if it lasted but instead melts slowly into thick white cap. No lacing. Toasted and caramel malts, with notes of vanilla, dark chocolate and spicy hops.

This is flavorful, with relative balance, especially in the finish and aftertaste. The texture could be a touch stiffer. It's getting towards porter season and this is getting me properly motivated.

Oct 07, 2016
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Budlum from Maryland

3.22/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Dec 31, 2014
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Smakawhat from Maryland

3.3/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from the can into a nonic pint glass.

One finger tall light tan head, settles to a half creamy top that sits on a simple dark walnut brown body. Pretty straightforward.

Light grains, and quite a closed nose. Not much vanilla sense coming off of this either. Comes off clean, there might be a touch of sourness here though strangely, but it's a pretty quiet aroma with not much going on.

Palate doesn't really bring much to the table. Light bodied roast but quite a bit of fizzy almost getting into cola like body. Faint hints of coffee and roast on the finish, and just a hair touch of vanilla barely bring the beer back to its original description, and then some sugar drink soda sweetness in the end.

There is a faint vanilla touch but even as a basic porter it's quite lacking in body and flavor. Comes off like a sessionable dark mild with little flavor as well, but easily drinkable.

Nov 18, 2016
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oriolesfan4 from Maryland

3.64/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Apr 26, 2015
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Gatordaddy from Maryland

3.16/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Dec 27, 2014
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2dogbrew from Virginia

3.81/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A little sweeter than expected (from the vanilla), but that's what it is named. Solid Porter.

Feb 21, 2015
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sneth019 from Maryland

3.54/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

May 15, 2015
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csnyder83 from Maryland

3.23/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Jan 30, 2015
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krome from Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 31, 2015
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oline73 from Maryland

3/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Jan 28, 2017
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duceswild from Heard & McDonald Islands

3.35/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

May 14, 2015
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harrisjohnson from Maryland

3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 04, 2015
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bubseymour from Maryland

3.77/5  rDev +2.2%

A little too light in body at 4.7ABV for a porter. Also a little too much smoke / ash in the finish and the vanilla really didn't shine through. Very light on hop profile as well. Still easily sessionable at the low ABV though.

Nov 15, 2014
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bigred89 from Maryland

4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

May 16, 2015
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DrBier from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jun 06, 2015
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bigeyedfish89 from Maryland

4.04/5  rDev +9.5%

Nov 16, 2014
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RichD from Rhode Island

3.68/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Feb 21, 2015
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Boone757 from Virginia

3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mar 13, 2015
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JamieDuncan from Maryland

3.89/5  rDev +5.4%

Nov 17, 2014
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jgunther71 from Illinois

4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 31, 2015
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ConradKenney from Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Sep 23, 2015
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needMIbeer from Virginia

3.84/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 12, 2015
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Cook82 from Maryland

3.67/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Feb 22, 2016
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Lucular from Maryland

3.4/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not really getting much vanilla with this one. It's an inoffensive porter but without anything much to recommend it. Not really much to say about this beer.

Dec 12, 2015
Vanilla Porter from Red Shedman Farm Brewery & Hop Yard
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 32 ratings