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Vanilla Porter - Breckenridge Brewery

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Vanilla PorterVanilla Porter

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BA SCORE
82
good

3,039 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,039
Reviews: 950
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 15.75%
Wants: 60
Gots: 270 | 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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rjl910953

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +10.5%

06-29-2012 01:12:44 | More by rjl910953
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tmbgnicu

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

03-21-2014 13:17:49 | More by tmbgnicu
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ajmoody76

Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +16.6%

bought in twelve pack with three other breck beers. twelve ounce bottle poured into an imperial pint. dark brown bordering on black. thin brown head.

roasted malts on the nose. hint of vanilla. no off odors.

chocolate and vanilla taste. the vanilla gives it some warmth. balanced for style.

full body with good carbonation. i like this beer.

10-03-2008 02:01:05 | More by ajmoody76
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MLFrank

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

06-21-2013 21:25:48 | More by MLFrank
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bf7

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

05-26-2013 17:10:12 | More by bf7
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matt062286

Maryland

4/5  rDev +10.5%

02-10-2012 14:57:03 | More by matt062286
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Tnkemist

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

05-19-2012 20:05:28 | More by Tnkemist
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45nDown

Arizona

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

11-13-2013 04:12:32 | More by 45nDown
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BeerMeister8

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +10.5%

11-24-2013 21:49:50 | More by BeerMeister8
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TheSupremeAJ

Pennsylvania

2.9/5  rDev -19.9%

12oz bottle from Abe's of Beth., PA

A- Very thin- like cheap cola color. Quickly faded head. Minimal lacing.

S- Malty, not very sweet. Not a whole lot here.

T- Moderate flavor... I can't really pick up on the vanilla too much more than if I was drinking a SN stout. Reminds me of a quality macro. Kind of watery.

M- Thin and vanishing. Correct amount of carb

D- Just fine. This would be > than a BMC however < everything else.

03-07-2011 01:52:44 | More by TheSupremeAJ
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javiernano

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

03-06-2012 07:56:25 | More by javiernano
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Tech_Savy


4/5  rDev +10.5%

08-30-2012 21:30:10 | More by Tech_Savy
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Ctruskey

New York

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

09-27-2013 19:58:52 | More by Ctruskey
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Mattsk1

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

01-07-2014 21:35:58 | More by Mattsk1
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Evango

Louisiana

3/5  rDev -17.1%

07-26-2014 01:04:20 | More by Evango
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Bolivian22

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

08-13-2014 15:21:49 | More by Bolivian22
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dannycohen62

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

11-17-2013 20:30:25 | More by dannycohen62
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Rmbr2

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

01-21-2014 15:26:40 | More by Rmbr2
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mariposafan

Wisconsin

3.15/5  rDev -13%

Looks a lot like Coca Cola when it's poured, both color and (lack of) head. Some lacing seems to persist, however.

The smell is somewhat mild with notes of toffee, vanilla and malt.

The taste is just a little sweet with some roasty bitterness in the aftertaste. The vanilla is present but not overdone. There's some sourness that seems to fit. All of the pieces are there, but the whole just doesn't do that much for me - not bad but not really good either.

It's a bit watery in the feel, though the carbonation is nice and creamy.

Not much alcohol, so that's a plus for drinkability. The biggest problem with this beer is just that it's sort of there - not special enough to justify a return engagement.

11-10-2010 22:51:13 | More by mariposafan
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pooogy

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

11-18-2012 01:26:43 | More by pooogy
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SDStoneEnthusiast

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

04-09-2013 05:53:38 | More by SDStoneEnthusiast
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Keffa

Ohio

3.65/5  rDev +0.8%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my MRAF pint glass.

Live Review.

A: Pours a dark brown with a small tannish head. Leaves lacing after each sip and it holds on to the glass well. Held to light it's actually a dark amber/mahogany color. Nice.

S: Let down here. Coffee, roast, a little bit of vanilla hidden in the back, and that's about it. Nothing past those notes. Odd, considering that this is called a Vanilla Porter, I was expecting more vanilla. Moving on...

T: Whoa, there is the vanilla. Very strong right off the bat with roast, coffee, toffee, and slightly smoky notes. Woody/earthy hop toward the finish. Nice, again.

M: Surprisingly thin and light, lower carbonation, smooth, a little slick on the palate.

O: Not bad. Surprising it took me this long to try it, since I like porters.

Overall, a very nice, drinkable, porter.

05-27-2011 02:47:59 | More by Keffa
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LacquerHead

Illinois

3.05/5  rDev -15.7%

Poured this into an average pint glass. It looked a lot like root beer, produced a cool webbing of foam on the glass.

S: not much to it.

T: I was expecting a whole lot more. There wasn't a "natural vanilla" flavor; rather it seemed manufactured - like the difference between imitation and pure vanilla extract. A coffee flavor showed up now and again in the beginning. As it got warmer the beer showed signs of hope. A more malty flavor emerged but it was rudimentary.

M/F: it had lager characteristics. Very carbonated

D: it was decent. I had two and that was enough.

Conclusion: It reminded me more of a black lager then a porter. I was expecting more flavor and smoother texture. For a porter it was on the lower end of average for me. I might drink this again at a bar if the options were limited, but I wouldn't purchase a 6pck.

09-08-2010 18:57:45 | More by LacquerHead
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Kirby


3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

02-29-2012 18:55:19 | More by Kirby
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staticmaneuver

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +10.5%

07-25-2012 05:02:50 | More by staticmaneuver
Vanilla Porter from Breckenridge Brewery
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