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Granite City Food & Brewery

Granite City Food & Brewery
ZugZwang Vanilla Porter

Category: Flavored Porter

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.9%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional

Granite City Food & Brewery
ZugZwang Vanilla Porter

Category: Flavored Porter

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 5.9%
Dark brown color. Aromas and flavors of melted toffee, chocolate espresso beans, and coconut macaroon with a supple, crisp, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, engaging, medium-long finish evoking notes of mocha milkshake, vanilla maple fudge, hint of peppered nuts, and arugula finish. A tasty, toasty chocolate, vanilla and coconut accented porter.

Tasting Info

Beer Glass Style: Malty, Smooth & Mild & Sweet & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: melted toffee, chocolate espresso beans, and coconut macaroon
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of mocha milkshake, vanilla maple fudge, hint of peppered nuts, and arugula
Bitterness Bitterness: Low
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Mole Enchiladas, Chocolate Cake, Beef Stroganoff
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A tasty, toasty chocolate, vanilla and coconut accented porter.

The Producer

Granite City Food & Brewery

The Producer
P.O Box 278
Ellsworth, IA 50075
USA
1 515-836-4060

Flavored Porter

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Serve in a Nonic Pint Glass
Flavored porters are brown to dark brown and average between 5.5-8.5% in alcohol with variations depending on the interpretation of the style. They can be sweet or dry and commonly derive their flavor from dark fruits, coffee, and chocolate added during the brewing process in addition to the standard malt, hops, yeast and water. Noteworthy examples of this style include: Caldera Mogli Imperial Porter, Kona Pipeline Porter and Rogue Mocha Porter.

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