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Vanilla Porter - Breckenridge Brewery

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Vanilla PorterVanilla Porter

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BA SCORE
82
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3,020 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 3,020
Reviews: 947
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 15.75%
Wants: 60
Gots: 260 | 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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Reviews by wanker:
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wanker

Texas

3.55/5  rDev -1.9%

First off, great value! $6.50 for a six-pack at Whole Foods.

This one tastes better than it smells. The smell is nondescript.

Appearance is like pouring a Pepsi. No head. Unimpressive.

Tastes good, though. Nice roasted malt flavor. The vanilla is there, and most evident in the finish. The mouthfeel is pleasant, with a very creamy finish.

I'd drink this again, but wouldn't go out of my way to.

10-13-2007 22:12:14 | More by wanker
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oberon

North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -2.5%

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.

11-26-2008 20:02:32 | More by oberon
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aszatk01

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

11-23-2013 01:26:08 | More by aszatk01
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DaPeculierDane

Wisconsin

2.98/5  rDev -17.7%

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.

07-17-2006 14:53:36 | More by DaPeculierDane
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Turbo

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

05-19-2013 22:34:28 | More by Turbo
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

09-09-2012 19:14:05 | More by tectactoe
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iiinterstate

Maryland

4.13/5  rDev +14.1%

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.

01-13-2011 01:44:57 | More by iiinterstate
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StoutHearted

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev +4.4%

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.

04-04-2008 00:11:32 | More by StoutHearted
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ArrogantDeadGuy

Virginia

4.18/5  rDev +15.5%

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.

01-01-2011 04:21:23 | More by ArrogantDeadGuy
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ricksrealm

Florida

3/5  rDev -17.1%

02-01-2012 23:24:46 | More by ricksrealm
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ajkiser12

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

11-27-2012 20:32:10 | More by ajkiser12
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theParish


4/5  rDev +10.5%

12-07-2012 08:14:58 | More by theParish
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JacobMutberg

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

10-09-2012 18:39:01 | More by JacobMutberg
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Firefox13


4/5  rDev +10.5%

02-06-2013 14:50:14 | More by Firefox13
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.73/5  rDev +3%

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

02-10-2012 22:27:11 | More by BeerAdvocate
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SuomiHobbit

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -24%

07-25-2013 02:58:31 | More by SuomiHobbit
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MikeC144

Rhode Island

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

04-09-2014 14:50:59 | More by MikeC144
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loose5682

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

04-18-2013 04:38:08 | More by loose5682
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sabitu

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +10.5%

10-24-2012 01:07:32 | More by sabitu
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foelaz3r

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

05-17-2013 04:10:05 | More by foelaz3r
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.5%

08-11-2013 18:39:43 | More by danthehopslamman
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fredaboots

Florida

4/5  rDev +10.5%

10-09-2013 22:54:21 | More by fredaboots
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SD-Alefan

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

02-16-2014 01:50:59 | More by SD-Alefan
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WoodJRx

Missouri

1.5/5  rDev -58.6%

07-30-2014 02:35:17 | More by WoodJRx
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schnjac

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

07-12-2014 00:05:49 | More by schnjac
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Vanilla Porter from Breckenridge Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 3,020 ratings.