Vanilla Porter - Breckenridge Brewery
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4.05/5 rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a beer glass.
Appearance: Color is a rich, dark mahogany with plum and crimson undertones; a velvety caramel/tan head leaves heavy lacing as it recedes. This beer looks really, really good.
Smell: Gentle (but firm) sweet malt character provides the base for this beer. The vanilla is a touch understated in the nose, and there's a slight wooden-barrel-aged quality to it (even if it isn't aged)...oak maybe. Very understated, I would have liked to have seen just a touch more here, but it's good, nonetheless.
Taste: I'm trying to grasp just what it is here. The first thought I had was buttered popcorn, or more specifically, caramel corn (though it's not corny in the way of adjuncts...this is a mellow and acceptable corniness). Malt is pretty average (just slightly roasted), vanilla is understated. The thing is, it TASTES really good...but there just isn't a lot of taste there. *shrug* Aftertaste is toasty and pleasant, maybe a little coffee or something in there. I can't give it any less than a 4, but maybe I'm being too generous.
Mouthfeel: Carbonation is understated, and the beer changes from a soda-like quality to an almost milky quality as the bubbles fizz. I like it...gives me a chance to enjoy the taste. Rinses fairly clean for a porter.
Drinkability: Lower-than-average ABV and more than a few interesting flavors make this beer very drinkable. It's not my favorite, but I wouldn't shy away from buying it again, should the opportunity present itself.
Serving type: bottle
02-07-2011 23:37:03 | More by Lauthaha
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