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Vanilla Porter - Breckenridge Brewery

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Vanilla PorterVanilla Porter

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3,388 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 3,388
Reviews: 976
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 15.66%
Wants: 80
Gots: 434 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Breckinridge Brewery Vanilla Porter: This porter has the standard black body and tan pillowy head. The head actually lasts rather than thinning out as the head on some porters do. Aroma is subtle, sweet with notes of mellow roast. On flavor, the vanilla really comes thorough. It is a nice complement to the porter flavor. This beer is sweet, smooth and easy to drink. While I am not a big fan of flavored beers, the vanilla in this Breckinridge brew does work well.

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5/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

a wonderful beer. Dark brown with white/brown head. Smells of coffee and vanilla and malts. Taste just like it smells. The vanilla is so creamy and smooth. This beer hits the spot on a good day and has smooth feeling to it. Its drinkabilty is downright good for a six pack

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3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-This beer poured a dark brown almost black. Did not form much of a head and the head that was there went away pretty quickly.

S- It smelled strong of roasted malts and had kind of a nutty smell to it. Did not smell any vanilla at all.

T- It tasted like a typical porter. Nothing too special.Tasted like coffee and malts. It was actually kind of bland. Not sure why they put vanilla on the lable, because I did not taste any.

M- Felt kind of watery for a porter. Not much texture there at all.

O- Not a bad beer, but not a great beer. It was a pretty forgetable beer. I think they should take the vanilla off the bottle and just call it "porter" instead.

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look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The pour was a dark reddish mahogany, bordering on black with a two finger creamy head that quickly dissapated and left a slight amount of lace on the glass throughout the drink.

The smell was very malty sweet up front with a hint of coffee and vanilla thrown in the mix.

The drink was very sweet up front with sweet coffee and vanilla, a quick flash of hops in the middle and a lingering sweetness at the end. Almost candy like in the finish.

I was quite taken with this beer, easy to drink and enjoy. I think I'll have another. Would be a great after dinner drink or while watching the game.

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4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle a deep, dark brown. Almost but not quite opaque, as some light showed a chocolate brown through the edges of the glass. The head was quite large, and lasted the entire beer.

Despite the name, I found no real traced of vanilla in the nose. In fact, the nose smells noticeably of malted milk. Think "chocolate milkshake", or a box of Whoppers candy. Very surprising, but not unpleasant in any way. I didn't get any hop aroma, not real malt aroma... just milkshake. Where's the vanilla?

Ah, there it is, hiding in the flavor. The first taste initially supports the nose's claim that this is a milkshake, but the vanilla pushes through, as does a bit of "artificial" hazelnut (as in the syrups you find in coffee shops), and finally, a bit of the roastiness you expect from a porter. The flavors don't meld so much as compete for your attention. It adds to a feeling of complexity in the beer that I found enjoyable.

The mouthfeel is a bit thicker than some porters I've had, almost pushing into the creaminess of a stout. I found this to be quite appropriate in carrying on the whole milkshake theme, hence the 4.5 score.

This won't be everyone's cup o'... uh... beer. It's somewhat sweet in a candy-like sort of way. But it isn't bad at all. This would make a great dessert beer for many pastries. I found it to be delightful. While I wouldn't drink a lot of them, it's an enjoyable change of pace. Well worth a try.

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Vanilla Porter from Breckenridge Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 3,388 ratings.