Red Brick Brick Mason Series #8: Vanilla Gorilla | Red Brick Brewing Company

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78 Ratings
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Red Brick Brick Mason Series #8: Vanilla GorillaRed Brick Brick Mason Series #8: Vanilla Gorilla
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Red Brick Brewing Company
Georgia, United States
atlantabrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Zach136 on 10-30-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
78
Reviews:
9
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
8.79%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
12
For Trade:
2
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 78 |  Reviews: 9
Reviews by Bung:
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. Near black pour, thin layer of light tan head. Retains ok and laces the glass just a bit.

Aroma, Chocolates and vanilla. Lesser roast malt.

Taste, Vanilla up front. More roast malt here. Cocoa and a little coffee in the slightly dry finish.

Clean and easy drinking, not overly done with the vanilla. Medium body and a medium amount of carbonation. Maybe just a tad thinner than preferred, but that helps the drinkability.
Not bad at all.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of chinchill
4.23/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Cellared 12 oz bottle with a bottled on date of Oct. 2013,

Pours dark brown but looks black and opaque in the glass. A medim size tan head is quite creamy and has very good retention.

Aroma: very well balanced and pleasant blend of vanilla beans, dark bread, and light alcohol esters with hints of coffee and dark fruits.

Flavor: a generous amount of vanilla with a very natural flavor. Not so much vanilla as to mask the dark roasted grains nor some alcohol esters. Both the alcohol and the vanilla fade in the aftertaste leaving a gentle impression of dark, vanilla iced bread and coffee.

O: very enjoyable and definitely preferred over the smoked version.

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Photo of JamesStreet
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of seavercm
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of cjgator3
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of Kegatron
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of mmink27
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of cyrushire
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Pookie
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of buzzy
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of EgadBananas
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
3.69/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: very dark brown, not quite opaque. Some cola highlights. Modest tan head.
Smell: subtle vanilla, but up front. Not a lot else happening but a nice nose.
Taste: much like the nose. Vanilla is prominent but not overdone.
Overall: very smooth. Easy drinker. Doesn't knock your socks off but well done.

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Photo of DerrickW
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of Roland
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of squibbs
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of GABrew
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of SenorEsteban
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of AmandaRae
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of deschutes_fan
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of JohnBender
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of scanny24
3/5  rDev -22.5%

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Red Brick Brick Mason Series #8: Vanilla Gorilla from Red Brick Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 78 ratings.
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