Vanilla Porter | Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)

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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:
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Added by Sammy on 08-31-2005

BEER STATS
Ratings:
107
Reviews:
34
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
13.44%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
20
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 107 |  Reviews: 34
Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.18/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of plowe70
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of deonreds
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of fscottkey
3.57/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 1 pint can.

A: [3.75] Pours jet black. There is a full 2 finger head. The head is dense and off white. There is some decent lacing on the glass. The can has no listed ABV. There is a date code that I cannot discern.

S: [3.50] I get charred wood and Smoked meat scents.

T: [3.75] The taste is not the same as the nose. It leads with a nice charred wood flavor from the roasted malts. There is a slight bitter elevation in the middle and the finish is a nice vanilla flavor.

M: [3.00] This is fairly watery. The vanilla, on the finish, is long and that helps with the overall mouthfeel.

O: [3.50] I wish this listed an ABV (my geuss is 5.5%) and a date that would improve the Appearance score. The nose is decent and the flavor is actually quite nice. I would drink this again, especially since it is a local brew.

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Photo of GOBLIN
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A beautifully well done porter . . . Vanilla up front, coffee in the end and all the roasty flavors you'd expect in between. A tad thin as far as feel is concerned for my liking but still solid none the less. And don't forget the aroma. With scents of vanilla and hints of maple syrup it's hard not to keep from constantly bringing the glass to your nose just before taking a good swallow. Really enjoyable offering here.

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Photo of masonstorm
4.02/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jpd026
3.23/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Photo of fthegiants
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DCLAguy11
3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StrangerTides
3.86/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bluntedboywonder
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sirhc3034
3.59/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Vanillathunder25
5/5  rDev +34.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Personal fave on tap at home.

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Photo of ILikeGoodCider
1.25/5  rDev -66.4%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

whoa baby, this is cool beer. nice to see it in a can, i had no idea these guys did this. this is such a silky porter, a delicious base beer thats exactly what it should be, and the vanilla is genuine and rather forward, but the beer isnt the least bit sweet, which makes it the kind of porter i can drink a ton of. my dad thought this was the perfect after dinner drink, but i see it with all day and all year applicability. chocolate brown in color, plenty of body, creamy mouthfeel, and a lasting roasty barley and fresh vanilla bean flavor in the finish. the dark malts have a bit of bitterness to them that give the vanilla a unique launch point, and the result is fantastic. if i lived in ny and could get my hands on this, it would probably be in my fridge for the rest of winter. easily the best vanilla porter i have had this season, maybe even longer than that. very well done, my favorite of the three beers i had from them in a recent session.

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Photo of scottwurst
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of CalebDouglas
4.75/5  rDev +27.7%

Photo of HayleyHK
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of paresis
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of SwG237
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of VaporDome
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of curasowa
3.26/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Dark, dark ruby/black color with a thin cap of tan head that fades quickly to a ring.

Aroma: Roasted malt with some coffee notes and a hint of chocolate.

Taste: Fairly thin and mild off the start, with some sweetness and roasted flavors. The roasted notes grow as it goes with increasing spicy bitterness. A little chalky on the finish, then the vanilla really shows up and lingers on the finish.

The Rest: A solid, pretty standard porter with a hefty kick of vanilla on the finish.

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Photo of BA_Berto
4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

Photo of unclejazz
4.18/5  rDev +12.4%

Vanilla Porter from Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)
3.72 out of 5 based on 107 ratings.
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