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Vanilla Porter - Breckenridge Brewery

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Vanilla PorterVanilla Porter

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BA SCORE
82
good

3,131 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,131
Reviews: 958
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 15.7%
Wants: 65
Gots: 305 | 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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1/5  rDev -72.5%

LvanB, Jun 03, 2012
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1/5  rDev -72.5%

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1/5  rDev -72.5%

weatherfreak87, Jan 01, 2012
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1/5  rDev -72.5%

SGourley, Jul 05, 2012
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1/5  rDev -72.5%

Buggs, Dec 26, 2011
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1/5  rDev -72.5%

Vegita182, Mar 10, 2012
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1/5  rDev -72.5%

GrandeJoe, Mar 06, 2012
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1/5  rDev -72.5%

mooncusser, Apr 08, 2012
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1/5  rDev -72.5%

roadrage, Nov 05, 2012
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1/5  rDev -72.5%

fatstan, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of tfp4268
1.2/5  rDev -66.9%
look: 2 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 1

I picked this up because I like vanilla, and I like porter. oops!

Pours rather typical for a porter, not quite as dark, with a little bitty head, and bubbles on the inside of the glass, like a coke.

Smell...Yuck! Smells like soured milk. This thing stunk so bad my wife smelled it six feet away!

Taste very sweet, very vanilla with a harsh, metallic aftertaste at first but starts to take on the spoiled milk taste as the drink progesses.

Mouthfeel is probobly the best thing this beer has going for it. It's soft and smooth enough, but I really wish this one was thin so it would go away.

Normally, I can choke anything down, but this one I had to pitch into the yard...I hope it doesn't kill the grass.

I really wanted to like this brew, maybe it was a bad bottle, but this one was just plain nasty. I've got 5 more, but I'm afraid to even open another. I"ll re-review, if I get the guts to try it again...with different results.

tfp4268, Jul 16, 2006
Photo of appetiteforparis
1.25/5  rDev -65.6%

appetiteforparis, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of jds1469
1.33/5  rDev -63.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Awful all around for real. The First sip was just ok at best. No vanilla taste at all. Smell is like your breath after a night of heavy drinking. Poor idea with poor execution.

If you find this. Leave it sit where you found it. Pick up something else.

jds1469, Jan 27, 2011
Photo of jcdiflorio
1.45/5  rDev -60.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

12 brown bottle served in a nonic glass. Date on side of bottle wasn't notched out.

Mirky,mahogany with deep reddish hues. Tan head that loudly fizzled out like soda,no retention,not leaving any lacing.

Faint aromas,sweet candied carmell with a oakey/vanilla scent.

Earthy/woody with a mustyiness. Very sweet and syrupy/scorched malt. Very cola like with some dark fruitness,lots of vanilla (artifical extract-like) finishes on the dry side.

Meduim to thick bodied,syrupy with a bit a cloyingness. Was too sweet and syrupy to have any drinkability. could not finish this one. Was more like a cough syrup than a beer.

jcdiflorio, Nov 13, 2007
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1.5/5  rDev -58.7%

WoodJRx, Jul 30, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -58.7%

suckaj, Aug 03, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -58.7%

IPAaron, Aug 05, 2012
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1.5/5  rDev -58.7%

Sludgeman, Mar 20, 2013
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1.5/5  rDev -58.7%

TheCzig, Jun 28, 2012
Photo of prdstmnky
1.63/5  rDev -55.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

*review from notes on 3/3/10*

Pours a dark brown, coffee color leaving very little head with next to no retention. A bit of vanilla on the nose, but not a whole lot of aroma's to speak of. Taste is not at all what i expect from a porter - a hint of vanilla and some caramel / roasted malts, but the overwhelming flavor i get is a metallic sourness that is not appealing at all. Also very thin and lacking carbonation. I couldn't even make it through this whole bottle, the first true "drain pour" I've had.

I didn't find any kind of bottled on / best by date anywhere - perhaps it was a bad bottle? It was bought from a very reputable shop, properly stored. Im willing to give this another shot (if i come across this beer again) and adjust my review if warranted.

prdstmnky, Oct 30, 2010
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1.63/5  rDev -55.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

12oz bottle pour into a pint glass

[Appearance]: Dark ruby/brown color with one finger head, lacing is decent.
[Smell]: Very strong vanilla extract, I could detect some hint of roastiness.
[Taste]: Strong vanilla flavor, yet very sweet. Argh! way too sweet for my taste.
[Mouthfeel]: Light to medium bodied.
[Drinkability]: Very harsh aftertaste, couldn't finish the rest of the porter.

mjurney, May 24, 2009
Photo of tyboxr
1.68/5  rDev -53.7%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

pour: dark, mild head

smell: wheres the vanills, slight sower funk

taste: again, wheres the vanilla, now I get to taste the funk

mouthfeel: now i feel the funk, and not in a good way
Drinkability: not really

overall, do not waste your time much better beers for the money

tyboxr, Apr 06, 2008
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1.75/5  rDev -51.8%

bspain5, Jun 08, 2012
Photo of ktrillionaire
1.75/5  rDev -51.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A - Deep brown hue, cola-like, not so much head or lace.

S - Uhh ohh. This doesn't smell good. It smells like someone went overboard with the Glade vanilla air freshener. Actually it smells like someone spilled several gallons of vanilla extract. I guess there is a bland beer underneath it, but I don't care to be assaulted by the perfume-y vanilla any longer.

T - Uggghhh. This is tough stuff. Sickeningly cloying; a chemically enhanced mess.

M - Decent; it is just about the only non-catastrophe.

D - Never again.

ktrillionaire, Aug 24, 2010
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1.75/5  rDev -51.8%

peteh2112, Jul 11, 2013
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Vanilla Porter from Breckenridge Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 3,131 ratings.