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Vanilla Porter - Breckenridge Brewery

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Vanilla PorterVanilla Porter

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BA SCORE
82
good

3,615 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 3,615
Reviews: 1,043
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 103
Gots: 651 | 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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Ratings: 3,615 | Reviews: 1,043
Photo of garrettdeanjohnson
3.43/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I hate to use the word "drinkable", but this might be the golden child of the category. I like the vanilla. It isn't overpowering the traditional taste of the porter.

If you like porters, but want something a little more sweet, this could be a good one for you.

I'm not a huge fan of vanilla, but it was worth trying!

Photo of jamesmk48
4.02/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very light and drinkable porter. Definitely not my favorite, that being said its flavorful, sweet ( not too sweet), low ABV so something you could enjoy several off, and reasonably priced.

Photo of warsonsmu
4.16/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Dark full body. Strong head but short lived.
S: Sweet roasted vanilla
T: Slight sweetness, but not over powering. Finishes with a good porter body.
F: Much lighter than expected and smooth with noticeable carbonation.
O: Very enjoyable with a sweet nose but not too sweet on the taste. Good porter that is very drinkable but could use a creamier feel.

Photo of DonGold1217
4.41/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Not to heavy with a really nice after taste. Color and carbonation is very pleasant

Photo of microbrewlover
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This brew pours a solid black with light red highlights when held up to the light. There is a small mocha colored head which dissipates quickly however a small amount remains as a collar; light lacing.

The smell is malty, nutty and earthy with notes of chocolate and roasted coffee. There is a light vanilla smell as well but the vanilla is not dominate.

The taste follows the nose with roasted malts then chocolate, coffee, then vanilla. There is a nutty earthy quality as well. The finish is smooth, the hops are barely discernible. The finish is smooth with no bitterness; a little chocolate and coffee taste are left after swallowing.

Overall this is a very drinkable Porter, especially for those who don't like hops as this is not hoppy. It goes down smoothly but is a little light on the vanilla but it is worth trying.

Photo of marieli
3.35/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Draft. Started somewhere north of 45 degrees I think. Looked dark, hard to tell, light creamy head that didn't stay too long. Not much of a smell, quite neutral. Taste was smooth, on the sweet side, not much vanilla until it warmed up a bit, but even then it was not distinct. But it was sweet and did not have much balance. The beer was on thinner side, but not watery. Overall it wasn't bad, but it's not something I would reach for to accompany my meal, have for dessert or just to sip.

Photo of wketel
3.86/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Smooth light flavor, not too distinctive

Photo of jbills5
4.22/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Vanilla not overpowering and very nice feel

Photo of uncletoby
2/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Too sweet. Too much vanilla flavoring. Tastes like a soft drink. Where's the porter?

Photo of KeithDixon
3.58/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty consistent with name. Good smell and drinkable.

Photo of todbell
4.38/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Smooth easy drinking beer. I liked it a lot.

Photo of Paul432_1
4.54/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.75

This is one of the best Porters I've ever drank. Highly recommend.

Photo of robgutie
4.08/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very pleasent suprise. A very nice, inexpensive, low ABV porter for when I have people over.

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

i don't want to enter 5 words

Photo of Madn3ss
2.06/5  rDev -43.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Sadly, the vanilla is barely noticeable, but the bitterness is front and center.

Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.63/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Great porter would like more vanilla smooth

Photo of shanegatter
2.88/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Unimpressive, has a bitter/ sour after taste

Photo of RichBadger
4.85/5  rDev +33.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dark, smooth, a little sweet but not to much so. Great vanilla flavor with no unpleasant aftertaste that vanilla beers can give you. Best vanilla porter
around!

Photo of Brushkanna
2/5  rDev -45.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Vanilla in beer is not good, it was a drain pour for me

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 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 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 mbratt93
3.31/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pretty gross. Too sweet and tastes artificial. Very perfumy flavor.

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Vanilla Porter from Breckenridge Brewery
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