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Vanilla Porter - Breckenridge Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

3,204 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,204
Reviews: 964
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 15.7%
Wants: 69
Gots: 343 | 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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4.3/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle drank at Freshcraft in Denver, CO.

Pours a semi-clear dark brown color with a 1/2 inch tan head that fades to an oily film. Thin rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malts and vanilla beans. Taste is of dark roasted malts, vanilla cola, and vanilla extract. This beer has good carbonation with a soda-like crisp and clean mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good porter with some unique vanilla flavors. I would definitely get this one again. My first beer from Breckenridge.

UCLABrewN84, Jun 15, 2011
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3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
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, Nov 26, 2008
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4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

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4.03/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a nearly pitch black with one finger of creamy head and sticky lacing. Slowly subsides to a decent cap and lacing.

S - Heavy coffee and roasted malt with a hint of vanilla. The aroma turns to chocolate as it warms up.

T - Sweet vanilla and burnt toffee at first turning to a lightly bitter coffee on the swallow. Bitterness continues through the aftertaste with the mildest amount of vanilla. Gains a bit of chocolate flavor as it warms up. Really tastes like cream soda mixed with a porter, in a good way.

M - Medium body and carbonation.

O - I was not expecting a cream soda flavored beer, but was happy with what I drank. Nice depth to both the aroma and flavor, changing as the beer warmed. Heavier body would be nice, but no real complaints.

JustinAniello, Yesterday at 01:14 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

i had this for the first time last year and remember really liking it. i went and grabbed a 6 pack recently and am enjoying one right now. it really really smells like vanilla. it goes down a little bit like soda, but not in a bad way. i guess i just mean the carbonation is soda-like. it's very easy to drink.

it's not some kind of earth shattering revelation of a beer but it is very enjoyable and i think it's well done for what it is supposed to be.

i will continue buying this.

kim_thayil, Monday at 03:11 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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Vanilla Porter from Breckenridge Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 3,204 ratings.