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Vertigo "Arctic Blast"
Vertigo Brewing - Hillsboro, Oregon USA
Porter (ABV 5.8%) (IBU 25)

[Suggested Glassware: Nonic Pint]

Rating: 3.3/5.0

Aroma: 7/10
Appearance: 3/5
Taste: 7/10
Palate: 3/5
Overall: 13/20

The pour was a very dark brown with an average (1-2 finger) light tan frothy head that reduced down to a thin film and medium collar with fair runny lacing.

The aroma was of a roasted dark bread malt and a doughy leathery yeast with notes of vanilla, milk chocolate and a mild roasted coffee scent.

The taste was very lightly sweet and a bit malty with a hint of milk chocolate from the start, with the finish being a tad bitter and having an ever so light hint of vanilla with a mild coffee presence towards the end. The flavor lasted an average duration following the swallow with a mild choco-roastiness that was left to linger.

Mouthfeel was just under medium in body with a slightly watery yet dry texture and a medium carbonation.

Overall this was a decent Porter with a good smooth drinkability. Although I did find it rather light on vanilla, it did however posses a nice creamy chocolate taste...

Sampled: 1/14/2013
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