Vanilla Almond Porter | Stoudts Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
Stoudts Brewing Co.
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by ShanePB on 10-17-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 14
Photo of jeffmart22
3.08/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at the Brewery... Poured into a tulip glass.

A - Pours a nearly opaque dark brown with some ruby highlight around the edge of the glass. Has a one finger head that lingers. Nice lacing on the glass.

A - Vanilla is definitely the predominant aroma. Can also pick up slight notes of chocolate and coffee.

T - Too much vanilla for this guy. Wish there was more bitter roasted malts.

M - Medium in body. Flavor duration is short to moderate.

O - I would pass on this next time and just order a Fat Dog.

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Photo of CraftBeerTastic
3.78/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Ba Review #83
Served On: 11/10/2011
Glassware: Tulip Glass
Labeled ABV: -
Date/ Code: -

Had this one on tap while attending an annual meeting held my the local SBCA chapter at Stoudt's - Black Angus.

Look: A super black body with a dense light-brown cap of foam. The 1 finger head was mocha colored and certainly displayed the whole theme of the beer (vanilla and almond).

Smell: It was hard to pick up on all the complex aromas through the thick head, but I definitely got the vanilla and some dark chocolate and that typical porter roastiness.

Taste: The taste is where it all came together with the roasted vanilla and hints of dark chocolate. Almond was difficult to detect, but I'm sure it was there. The finish was almost a lactose sweetness that you would get in a milk stout.

Overall this was a wonderful brew that I was privileged to have tried. It was in no way artificial like other flavored Porters I've had.

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Photo of ShanePB
3.82/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served on-tap at the 20th annual Stoudt's Microfest. 4 ounce pour into a sample glass.

A: Deep dark brown, borderline black body with a thin, wispy off-white head. No retention or lace left behind. Standard fair for the style and the lack of head could have been due to the glass I was given although other beers served in the same glass generated a head. Either way, it's not the worst looking or best looking beer.

S: Roasted and sugar toasted almonds and nuts (think a generic nuttiness). A hint of peanut butter and huge notes of vanilla. Seems very concentrated like an extract, and according to the brewers description, it is. Towards the end are just complex and rich dark malts. Wonderfully intoxicating aromas.

T: Vanilla is the at the forefront in the taste, again very concentrated like an extract. I did read vanilla beans were in the boil and then extracts later on. Caramel and dark chocolate malts, a gritty nut flavor comes through (not necessarily almonds though). Finishes a bit sticky with lots of lingering vanilla.

M: Fairly bubbly and a bit creamy but on the thinner end of a medium bodied beer overall. This helps give it a higher drinkability and I didn't really expect, nor want, a huge chewy body on this style anyway.

This was a nice surprise from Stoudt's to have on in addition to their extensive line-up. I went back a few times for this same beer, because it was very flavorful and easy drinking. If they would bottle this, it would become a welcomed addition.

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Vanilla Almond Porter from Stoudts Brewing Co.
3.64 out of 5 based on 14 ratings.
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