Vanilla Porter - Breckenridge Brewery
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3.49/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
A: Very very deep brown, with red hues appearing near the edges when held up to the light. Near-white head that recedes to moderate lacing. Many streams of bubbles are apparent near the surface, where the light hasn't been sucked up yet.
S: Big rich vanilla notes, with.... malt in the background? Truthfully, just about all I smell is vanilla, but it is so deep that there must be something other contributing to it.
T: Just like the nose, vanilla is in the limelight. A bit of sweet caramel is present as well, not much malt, wheat, yeast or hops to speak of. I let out an involuntary 'mmmm' on the first sip, but after the 10th and 11th it becomes a bit cloying. Definitely provides the vanilla as advertised, but I prefer it to be accompanied by something else, more balanced.
M: Easy drinking with little carbonation.
O: Lives up to the front-and-center VANILLA on the label, and exactly what I was expecting. Just turns out that it wasn't what I prefer. Vanilla can steal the show, but it shouldn't be a monologue.
Serving type: bottle
08-21-2013 05:20:54 | More by 1000lbgrizzly
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