Dogfish Head Madagascar Vanilla Bean Porter

Dogfish Head Madagascar Vanilla Bean Porter

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Brewed by Dogfish Head Brewery

Milton, DE, United States

Style:  Porter

4.5% Alcohol by Volume

30 International Bittering Units

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Our original recipe combines five exquisite malts with the outstanding quality of Madagascar Vanilla Beans and the compliment of a single hop to produce a Porter that is rich, roasty and complex. This release of this beer coincides with the post-renovation Grand Re-Opening 2/3/06 at Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats in downtown Rehoboth Beach, DE. The Porter was brewed on our Rehoboth brewing system and will be served there as long as it lasts - enjoy it with chocolate! More on Madagascar Vanilla: Because of the rich soil and ideal climate of Madagascar, an island off the coast of Africa, the Vanilla Beans from this area are considered the finest in the world, thereby setting the standard in excellence for vanilla flavor. They are long and slender, with a thick, dark, oily skin that is very rich in taste and in aroma. Vanilla pods, or beans, are the fruit of a small yellow orchid plant. The entire process of Vanilla cultivation, pollination and harvesting is done by hand without the use of pesticides or chemical fertilizers. After the pods, which look a lot like green beans, are picked they need to dry and ferment to develop their dark black color and sweet, aromatic flavor. Because this process takes many months, Vanilla is considered to be the most labor intensive of all agricultural products.

ID: 20847 Last updated 10 years ago Added to database 15 years ago

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Overall Rank19499
Overall Percentile58.9
Style Rank760 of 1355
Style Percentile43.9
Lowest Score3.8
Highest Score3.8
Average Score3.800
Weighted Score3.200
Standard Deviation0.000

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    rated 3.8 15 years ago

    Aroma: 8 | Appearance: 8 | Mouthfeel: 6 | Flavor: 8 | Overall: 8

    Poured a dark brown color with red edges, medium sized tan head, and light lacing left on the glass. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla beans, roasted malt, and caramel. Taste of chocolate, sweet vanilla, buttercream, and a dry roasty finish. Heavily carbonated mouthfeel, due to it being force carbonated 45 minutes prior. Should settle down over the next couple days.

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