Vanilla Porter | Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)

Vanilla PorterVanilla Porter
BA SCORE
3.78/5
107 Ratings
Vanilla PorterVanilla Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)
New York, United States
rohrbachs.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Sammy on 08-31-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,314
Reviews:
34
Ratings:
107
pDev:
12.96%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
21
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 107 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of jphallenbeck
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Was my go-to for parties in Rochester for a while because of Rohrbach's growler-only packaging. Flavor a bit light for a porter. Not the deep-dark rich vanilla porter I was hoping for. Probably for the best when drinking an entire growler in one night. Of course, now available in tall cans.

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Photo of DaveCash
3.53/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Knapp85
3.12/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
2.57/5  rDev -32%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.25

Photo of nater919
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdecross
4.25/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bport0911
4.2/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 322wingedfoot
3.51/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nwhittin
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of johnnnniee
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tap at the Brewpub
Dark brown bordering on black wispy off white head dissipates quickly. Big vanilla on the nose and flavor with a faint porter underneath. Decent dark beer.

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Photo of Rock_Glenn
2.47/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

I don't know why I bought this. It's local and I love porters, but I hate vanilla in beer. And the vanilla is way too strong in this one, and ruined an otherwise great brew.

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3.94/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dboz87
4.5/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of womara
4.39/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of LarryMyers
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RUN-4-B33R
4.32/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ryan1610
4.31/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DavoleBomb
3.45/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a pint glass from a 16oz tallboy can.

3.5 A: Black color. Two and a half fingers of foamy beige head. Retention is a touch better than average and plenty of irregular loops of lacing are left.

4.0 S: Powerful roasted barley bordering on charred. Vanilla greater than chocolate, then coffee making a crème brulee type aroma. The vanilla is done very well in this, not too much, not too little.

3.25 T: On the bitter side, of which I suspect a lot of it comes from the roasted barley rather than just the hops. Less vanilla flavor than aroma, but alright. Chocolate and coffee are a bit more subdued. It's not bad, but what this really needs is more sweetness to balance. Actually, this would benefit from being on the sweeter side.

3.25 M: Lighter medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lacking creaminess. This would benefit greatly from a thicker, creamier body.

3.25 D: It's not bad, but it misses the mark in several areas.

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Photo of Nyg
3.77/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice head. Dark. Not heavy at, an ok nitro worth one that's about it

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Photo of TonyY
3.73/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AMCimpi
4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of marcfromphilly
3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wattersmike90
3.42/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ER527
3.9/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of j0hnc2468
3.84/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Vanilla Porter from Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 107 ratings
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