Vanilla Porter - Breckenridge Brewery

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BA SCORE
83
good

3,719 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 3,719
Reviews: 1,076
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 15.34%
Wants: 114
Gots: 746 | FT: 2
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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Ratings: 3,719 | Reviews: 1,076
Photo of DeeRayT
2.44/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

I got this on draft at a bar in Yuma AZ so not sure if pour was correct. Seems thin and fairly tasteless for a porter. Vanilla not overwhelming.

Photo of Brian_L-2056
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very pleasantly surprised with this porter. Typical strong smell, pleasant taste with mild to medium coffee taste. Finish is slightly dry with lingering coffee tones. If I had to pick a porter to drink every day, it would be this one.

Photo of Myotus
3.81/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours with a half finger's worth of tan foam that dissipates into a line of off-white foam (interesting color change). Very dark brown in color with a not-quite-ruby tint. Hardly any bubbles with subtle lacing. Has strong-ish aromas of roasted malts and coffee with mild aromas of vanilla and sugar. Initial taste is of mild roasted malts and coffee flavors that are immediately followed by mild vanilla flavors. All flavors persist as subtle, bitter good and hints of sugary goodness enter in the aftertaste. Medium bodied, creamy, subtly carbonated with a dry finish. This is a good beer, but could be a way better porter. None of the flavors (nor aromas) stood out.

Photo of GrinkoN
3.39/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

L: Dark, tan head

S: Vanilla, coffee

T/F: Has a dark roasty coffee taste with a vanilla accent, some bitter not much. Feels smooth with a light to mid body.

O: Its different. I drank the 6 i had and wasnt blown away but was an easy drinking beer.

Photo of milwaukee512
4.46/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I normally don't drink porters, but I had to try what I think is Breck's flagship beer while in town. Easy to drink for this IPA fan due to a nice level of carbonation and a relatively light feel for the style. Vanilla is a nice buffer for the coffee-like flavor of porter beers. Would definitely get again, especially in the winter.

Photo of jzlyo
3.27/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Strong vanilla, relatively watery after that. Not bad, just needs to be a little more robust.

Photo of Beer_lover101
4.56/5  rDev +24.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Reminds me of chocolate milk

Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
4.49/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A really strong and nice aroma that's reminiscent of red vines. The vanilla helps to restrain the roasted flavors a bit, making it a more mild yet fully enjoyable porter.

Photo of TopherBreski
2.18/5  rDev -40.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

This came in a craft beer combo pack. Color is black with red tints and a head that dissipates but sticks around on top. Surprisingly no vanilla smell, just a good Porter smell. The taste is not very good.

Photo of tanzorbarbarian
4.19/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark with a very small tan-colored head.
Coffee/vanilla aroma.
Tastes of dark coffee, chocolate, a little nuttiness and pure vanilla extract. Ever so slightly bitter aftertaste.
Very smooth going down, an excellent easy drinking beer. Took me two or three bottles to adjust to it but is now definitely one of my go-tos. Would highly recommend for someone who's had bad experiences with dark beers.

Photo of Knilas
4.21/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle. I didn’t really care for this the first time I tried it. But I’d already bought six of em, so hey....ya gotta drink em, right? Gotta say I’m glad I went back for seconds! Thoroughly enjoyed the second one..and the third...etc. Vanilla, chocolate, nuts, with a nice balance of hops. Well made! Has a permanent spot in my fridge. Solid pour!

Photo of herbiderb
3.91/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Delicious! Smooth for a dark beer.

Photo of jws7968
3.74/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I used to like this, but it seems every one I have is less impressive than the last.

Photo of GregC27
4.69/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Excellent. Great coffee taste. Nice color.

Photo of Furlinator
3.85/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Subtle vanilla flavor blends flawlessly with coffee and cocoa notes. Very good.

Photo of Andresa
4.46/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very good beer enjoyed drinking it

Photo of Weisz
4.75/5  rDev +30.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Sessionable. Yummy. Go to beer.

Photo of atmatchett
4.87/5  rDev +33.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pair well with a medium body cigar

Photo of tharper178
4.87/5  rDev +33.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had this beer in nitro tap. Delicious.

Photo of Trooper92292
4.07/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Great porter. Smooth and not bitter which I loved.

Photo of Shaler_Tate
3.39/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Not my favorite. I didn't get a lot of vanilla and the flavor seemed off to me.

Photo of ufellc
3.68/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Light mouthfeel. Lingering chocolate and potent vanilla tastes. The upfront taste is very sweet, almost artificially and that taste paste. It is a nutty brown color.

Photo of enragedwalrus
4.65/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I love this beer. At my local pub where the choice is limited on porters this is always my go to.

Photo of Jojosaute
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A- a half finger head. No lacing. Disapated quickly. Great color a dark brown with a hint of ruby.
S- love the smell. Sweet fruit and vanilla.
T- I thought this could have a bit fuller of a taste. Little more vanilla. Little sweater. And I would have loved it. I could have one here and there. Slight coffee flavor.
M- slightly richer then most. But not as rich as I expected.
O- good beer. Would have one when in mood. Wife loved it. But I'm not as into the darker beers.

Photo of Ryan4120
4.72/5  rDev +29.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Great vanilla taste with a smooth porter feel

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Vanilla Porter from Breckenridge Brewery
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