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Vanilla Porter - Breckenridge Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

3,553 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 3,553
Reviews: 1,022
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 95
Gots: 595 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Breckenridge Brewery visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 01-13-2006

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Photo of crobtay
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Yeldarb92
3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of chrismattlin
3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BamfBacon
3.54/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JPowell712
4.56/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

What a nice beer. I had one of these for the first time at a bar in Philadelphia. I loved it right away. It is everything you love about a porter with the sweetness and creamy flavor of pure vanilla. I wasn't sure whether I was drinking a beer or having a vanilla float... Which I may try with this beer! I bet if you added some vanilla ice cream to this beer it would be damn good! Anyway unless your tongue is dead, you get really strong vanilla flavor and a smooth creamy mouthfeel. I thought it to be too sweet at first taste, more like a supper or after dinner beer, but three down, and they were still tasting great. I suggest trying this brew.

Photo of Winston3737
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Did not care for this porter.

Photo of Popkorn615
2.92/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Look was good, not too much of a head. Taste was okay in my opinion. Middle of the line for me.

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.48/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DirtyMikeandTheBoys
4.46/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look//Pours Dark like a brown ale. Not as dark as I thought it would be but not a deal breaker.

Smell//Vanilla and Coffee Hints. Smells a bit nutty and sweet. Has a good aroma about it

Taste//Tastes like a good Porter. Can taste the coffee and vanilla bean hints. Good lacing and a foamy tan head. I'll definitely be reaching for this beer again. Worth trying.

Not as stout as I prefer however a real easy drinking beer. I rated it overall a 4.75.

Photo of ALC82
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Avry_Luy
4.19/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lavonnq
3.27/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Risenhower
3.93/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BBS323
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer! Very good taste.

Photo of seelengleich
3.74/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mbratt93
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tb4475
2.71/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Seemed like more of a brown ale than a porter. Dissapointing.

Photo of mjellis08
4.34/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wamba
3.79/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mdphill
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
2.93/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Jessicayoung
4.01/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nathanmiller
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of guru_gonzo
3.49/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Satchboogie
2.62/5  rDev -28%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

A: Looks pretty standard for a Porter, albeit thin.
S: Artificial Vanilla sweetness and bit of chocolate. The sweet aroma almost smells chemical
T: Upfront is a lot of sweet vanilla, it mellows out mid-palate to a watered down semi-sweet chocolate. Sweet finish that becomes more chemical vanilla as you drink through a glass. Not pleasant.
M: Watery thin, carbonation was fine.
O: Definitely underwhelmed. I knew going in it would likely be sweet, thin, and maybe a bit chemically, but the aftertaste made this impossible for me to finish. I'm not going back to this beer again.

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Vanilla Porter from Breckenridge Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 3,553 ratings.