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Vanilla Porter - Breckenridge Brewery

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Vanilla PorterVanilla Porter

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3,558 Ratings
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Ratings: 3,558
Reviews: 1,022
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 95
Gots: 594 | 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:
Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 01-13-2006

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Photo of Shrews629
4.01/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Very dark brown with ruby hues showing through. Tan colored head that dissipated rather quickly and didn't leave much lacing. Seems most Breckenridge brew I come across have very little head or head retention even with an aggressive pour.

Smell - Vanilla!!!! I like that. Different and interesting. It's mixed with the roasted coffee and malt to produce a very pleasing aroma. Nice and sweet and very well balanced.

Taste - Coffee and vanilla. This is, again, very nice. Both are balanced very well with the roasted, smokey background to produce a very nice flavor.

Mouthfeel - Medium mouthfeel. Dry, creamy and smooth. Leaves a bit on the palate, however not a tremendous amount. I tend to like a little more with my darker brews.

Drinkabilitly - This is a very nice Porter. I will say that I really like the Vanilla flavoring mixed in. I wish the appearance would have been a touch better. It's the only thing that brings the score down a little. This is another Porter that I would be interested in trying again sometime.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of kernalklink
2.9/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Brew poured an attractive deep black with a nice clean smooth head. Aromas were of roasted coffee malts and a big vanilla presence was noted. Mouthfeel was great- nice and smooth, cooling to the palate. The taste was not up to par however- the vanilla was way too overpowering and destroyed the nice subtle flavors of the well-brewed malts. This brew would be refreshing if the vanilla was somehow balanced by some hop flavor or more roasted coffee form the malts. As it is now it is too sweet- vanilla should be a note, not the whole symphony. I cant really imagine being able to pair this brew with much of anything- but it may be good for some irish car bomb fodder.

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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of JohnFatAss
3.71/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Brown in color with an off white head.

It has a very mild smell. Vanilla comes through and not much else.

Taste - Roasted malts and vanilla. Not overly sweet, but there is a touch of sweetness.
Finishes dry with some bitterness.

I would say this beer is a little on the heavy side but still easy to drink.

Overall - A very nice beer for a cold winter night.

Photo of JackMcAwesome
3.51/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured fiercely into a mug.

Look: My aggressive attempt to create a solid head failed. This brew seems to be the anti-head maker. Oh well. With that, the lacing is quite minimal as well. A dark cola color, which lets in a mild bit of light.

Smell: Not much going on, and it falls off fairly quickly. The vanilla is there, with a bit of chocolate malt as well. Not even a third of the way through, and the smell has fallen off quite a bit.

Taste: Not much is going on. I was hoping for a lot more punch, but it is all very subdued. The vanilla is the most prominent. I was hoping for a bit more of the caramel malts, I think that would be an awesome combo if balanced right. The taste isn't bad at all, it's enjoyable enough, but I wish there was something that stood out and made you identify with this brew.

Feel: Like water with a slight bite at the end. Very low carbonation, which for a porter I kind of like. Viscosity is on the light side, wouldn't mind if it were just a tad thicker, but still enjoyable.

Overall: Not a bad beer at all, just not great. It isn't something that I HAVE to have when in the mood, but I wouldn't mind revisiting from time to time. I'd recommend to anyone that is a fan of porters, if just to tick it off the list.

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3.75/5  rDev +3%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

Vanilla Porter from Breckenridge Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 3,558 ratings.