Vanilla Porter - Breckenridge Brewery
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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
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
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
3.65/5 rDev +0.8%
Poured from a 12oz bottle into my MRAF pint glass.
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
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
Vanilla Porter from Breckenridge Brewery
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