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Vanilla Porter - Breckenridge Brewery

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Vanilla PorterVanilla Porter

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BA SCORE
82
good

3,098 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,098
Reviews: 954
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 15.75%
Wants: 62
Gots: 292 | FT: 2
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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Photo of NODAK
3.23/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Smell is pretty disappointing in how weak it is. It basically smells like a really weak porter. Where's the aggressive malts and vanilla here?? Odd.

Pours pitch black and an aggressive pour can't even get much of a head on this one. Again, kind of disappointing.

Taste wise, it's actually pretty drinkable if unremarkable. The vanilla is certainly present. Tastes like a pretty tame porter with lightly roasted malts with vanilla extract put in. To their credit, the vanilla is actually pretty good. It's certainly easy to put down, but it's nothing that anybody will likely ever hold up as a shining example of style.

That said, I'd buy it at a bar. I don't buy a beer for how it smells or looks...and even if it is kind of boring, it still tastes pretty good.

NODAK, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of seth72104
4/5  rDev +10.5%

seth72104, Mar 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

KenRapoza, Mar 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Leschber, Mar 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

conradh, Mar 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

canders0927, Mar 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

ctrevino, Mar 12, 2012
Photo of LarryV
1.93/5  rDev -46.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

Can sum it up in three words - Unremarkable, barely partakable,

In concept, a vanilla flavored porter sounds good, but in execution it seems like not such a great idea. Even though they claim vanilla beans were used in the production, it tastes more like vanilla extract. There's a kind of sour bitterness to the beer that I don't find attractive at all. Without the addition of the vanilla, this would be a run of the mill bland porter, there's nothing special going on here. I wouldn't buy this one again.

LarryV, Mar 12, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

poppyjohn, Mar 12, 2012
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1/5  rDev -72.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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2/5  rDev -44.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

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Vanilla Porter from Breckenridge Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 3,098 ratings.