Vanilla Porter - Breckenridge Brewery
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3.13/5 rDev -13.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3
A 12 ounce bottle that I dropped in a little porter mix-six I built at the store today. I'd never tried it before, and love vanilla, so I decided to give it a shot. Poured into a tulip.
"Pours a dark brown that glows with deep ruby hues when held to the light. A thin veil of cream-colored head appears, but dissipate quickly to a ring and scattered patches of bubbles across the surface. Distant patches lace the glass.
The aroma is of roasted malt, cane sugar, sweet vanilla, and a bit of toffee. Really smells ""sugary"" in front of the roast aromas, and nearly artificial.
Tastes of raisin and plum fruits, surprisingly, a bit of roasted malt and bitter chocolate, some natural vanilla, and loads of sugar. A bit of caramel and/or toffee on the back end. Much fruitier than anticipated.
Mouthfeel is thinner than hoped, without any real roast or bitterness coming through. Velvety towards the end, but finished with what I can only describe as ""oily,"" and there seems to be a slick veil coating the palate for a while. Strange.
Overall, this seems to be a rather average porter that tried to rise above via the addition of vanilla beans. A good attempt, but I feel like the base beer wasn't up to par to accept the beans. It comes off as more of a vanilla ""brown ale"" than a vanilla porter. I'll enjoy this bottle, but probably won't spring for more any time soon."
Serving type: bottle
08-04-2012 01:31:43 | More by eclipse54
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