Vanilla Porter | Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)

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Vanilla PorterVanilla Porter

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Sammy on 08-31-2005

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Ratings: 110 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of curasowa
3.26/5  rDev -13.8%
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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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.18/5  rDev +10.6%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of LutherBrau
3.7/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
3.79/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Growler brought over by Matt on Saturday.

Pours a deep, dark inky black, with a 3/4 inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells quite vanilla-y, with a bit of chocolate, but not enough roasted malt for my senses.

This is quite understandably vanilla forward, creamy and rich tasting, with a little bit of dark chocolate, and not really any roasted malt. If there was that roasty flavor to complement the sweet flavors, this would be much better.

This one has a very creamy mouthfeel, and a lower amount of carbonation. It's medium bodied, and pretty drinkable.

This is probably Rohrbach's best beer, they've never been my favorite brewery, but this one is a Rochester classic.

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Photo of papaglide
3.58/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Poured out of a growler into a shaker glass.

A- awesome root beer color: dark mohogany with a nice quarter inch lace. Lace falls down quickly. Looks like it has low carbonation.

S- sweet roast with a hint of vanilla. No hop nose distinguishable.

T- sweetish, buttery, roasted coffee. Touch of vanilla. Not as hoppy as some porters are. Somewhat astringent but not annoyingly so. Finishes quite dry.

M- thin and with low carbonation.

O- My first Rohrbach sampling and I enjoyed the hell out of it. To me, this beer cries out drinkability. Its not a hoppy porter. It's a session porter with enough roastiness and hop dryness to fit the bill. Overall, it is a very drinkable and refreshing beer with just enough qualities to hit the spot when a porter is what I am looking for.

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Photo of PapiMagnum
4/5  rDev +5.8%

Vanilla Porter from Rohrbach Brewing Company (Brewpub)
Beer rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 110 ratings