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Vanilla Porter - Breckenridge Brewery

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Vanilla PorterVanilla Porter

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3,096 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,096
Reviews: 954
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 15.75%
Wants: 62
Gots: 291 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 01-13-2006)
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Dwh689, Friday at 04:26 AM
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Photo of oberon
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Lindley Park Filling Station here in Greensboro.Poured into a standard pint a deep dar brown with some ruby hue to it,a thinner but well sustained off white head atop.Big sweet vanilla aromas mixed with some roasted notes,flavors are quite sweet up front with vanilla and molasses flavors, there is a decent drying woddy,earthy finish to keep it from being sweeter than it already is.Not bad but the sweetness up front can be a bit much though.

oberon, Wednesday at 08:02 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

aszatk01, Saturday at 01:26 AM
Photo of DaPeculierDane
2.98/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

A: Dark Brown with a tan head. Shiny.

N: Vanilla extract, chocolate, toasted grain, fudge.

T: A light, average porter with some basic coffee and chocolate notes that’s had a ton of vanilla poured into it.

MF: Light, slightly sweet from the vanilla. Slightly syrupy.

D: Ok for one but wouldn’t want any more.

DaPeculierDane, Monday at 03:53 PM
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Turbo, Sunday at 11:34 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

tectactoe, Sunday at 08:14 PM
Photo of iiinterstate
4.13/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I have to preface this with the admission that I don't usually do porters. Overall, if you are looking for a typical porter this brew might not be the best choice.

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. The head was very thin and disappeared almost immediately, liquid was nearly opaque. I expected more vanilla scent out of the bottle, but there wasn't much. The taste was very smooth with a fair amount of vanilla (not too sweet or overpowering) and a bit of a coffee edge. Its nice and roasty without any bitterness. This feels and tastes like a much lighter beer with quite a bit of carbonation. I wish it were a little creamier, but overall I like it a lot. Would purchase again.

iiinterstate, Thursday at 01:44 AM
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3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The color is inky black, wit ha half-inch of foamy head. It smelt of licorice and molasses, which kind of anticipated a sickly-sweet taste. However, the vanilla comes in and saves it, adding in some sarsaparilla, and a hint of something else... anise? I dug the mouthfeel, which was creamy, like a scoop of ice cream was plopped in the glass. But this beer doesn't feel right for anything but sipping, and I'd recommend it for dessert.

StoutHearted, Friday at 01:11 AM
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4.18/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Dark brown pour with a strong beige head that fizzles quickly. The coffee and vanilla notes meet my nose immediately and the flavor is there as well. Strong coffee and vanilla sweetness and a smooth finish. Over all lack of aftertaste. The body is a little thin for the style in my humble opinion, but the carbonation is good. The flavors are so bold and clean, each sip is interesting. If the body was a bit more substantial it would be just that much better. I bought twelve and don't anticipate having any trouble finishing each one.

ArrogantDeadGuy, Saturday at 04:21 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

ajkiser12, Tuesday at 08:32 PM
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

theParish, Friday at 08:14 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

JacobMutberg, Tuesday at 07:39 PM
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Firefox13, Wednesday at 02:50 PM
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3.73/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #57 (October 2011):

In an exceptionally drinkable flavored Porter, vanilla is an accessory that helps the Porter just be a Porter. Drinkable, as the dryness asks for another sip. Not your typical dessert beer, it’s actually quite versatile, as it would be good to put up against a spicy beef dish or used as a compliment to something similar.

LOOK: Charcoal

SMELL: Vanilla beans, carob powder, golden raisins, nougat, burnt toast

TASTE: Roasted grain, cream soda, breakfast-blend coffee, cocoa, semidry, vague fruit

BeerAdvocate, Friday at 10:27 PM
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1.5/5  rDev -58.6%

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Vanilla Porter from Breckenridge Brewery
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