Red Brick Vanilla Gorilla | Red Brick Brewing Company

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86
very good
57 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Here at Red Brick Brewing Company we're serious about our beer, and the Brick Mason series showcases our dedication to the art of brewing. With that said, we invite you to enjoy this handcrafted Imperial Porter. Featuring Madagascar Bourbon vanilla beans, which impart a rich, dark, and creamy character, these qualities enhance the luxurious chocolate notes in the carefully selected blend of six different malts.The result is a beer at the height of our creative expression as brewers, and completely deserving of our hightest distinction as a Brick Mason.

Added by glid02 on 10-23-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
57
Reviews:
14
Avg:
3.94
pDev:
18.02%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
15
For Trade:
0
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3.82/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bongobeer
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Braintrust
4.37/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chinchill
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery.
Pours dark brown but looks black and opaque in the glass. A medium 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 good amount of vanilla with a fine 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.
O: very enjoyable and definitely preferred over the smoked version.

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Photo of Ealanjones
4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ab39z
2.21/5  rDev -43.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Photo of ordybill
4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a dark brown color with a large tan head. The aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and some vanilla. The taste follows the nose. This is my favorite Red Brick offering.

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Photo of T_Hass
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gotti311
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Hayden34
3.69/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MTKATL
3.73/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBen5
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesBondGA
4.6/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a thick brown in color with a thin tan head. Had this in a sniffer glass in Taco Mac. First thing you get on the nose in the vanilla, then a little coffee. Taste is pretty much the same. Vanilla on the front end with the coffee coming thru on the back end. Very smooth drink, highly recommended,

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Photo of Jlang2012
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thatche2
3.85/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mccorak
4.23/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheDoctah
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KYGunner
3.78/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lots of vanilla, of course, but I get some really interesting flavore also. Peanut butter, light chocolate malt, lactose sweet and toffee all comprise a nicely constructed beer.

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Photo of Boone757
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ramblinwreck101
3.89/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Highbury09
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bhawk1
4.71/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JF1917
4/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Shanty76
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MAJ85
4.16/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Red Brick Vanilla Gorilla from Red Brick Brewing Company
3.94 out of 5 based on 57 ratings.
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