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AleSmith Robust Porter With Vanilla | AleSmith Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
AleSmith Brewing Company
California, United States | website

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by pmarlowe on 02-07-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4.24/5  rDev n/a
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the tasting room.

A: Very dark brown, nearing black, but still clear around the edges. A half finger of fine, light tan head with excellent retention and some dots and streaks of lacing.

S: Vanilla bean. Good, like vanilla frosting which covers most of the other flavors, though some milk chocolate comes through.

T: Vanilla transitions into the roasted malt component. Here, the vanilla complements the other flavors without obscuring them. A sharp acidity is still there, and a little sweetness on the finish complements the vanilla flavor quite well. Vanilla sticks around on the long finish.

M: Medium body, ultra smooth, with medium light carbonation providing some bite.

O: A solid variation on the Robust Porter. A good level of vanilla and good drinkability. Overall, a lighter porter that doesn't reach the level decadence of Victory at Sea, although that's not really what they were going for.

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AleSmith Robust Porter With Vanilla from AleSmith Brewing Company
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