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Vanilla Porter - Breckenridge Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

3,591 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 3,591
Reviews: 1,033
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 101
Gots: 626 | 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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2.73/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

STYLE: American Porter

ABV: 4.7%

LOOK: I was justifiably worried when the short head dissolved to nothing within seconds. Runny, really, though the color is nice. Roasted coffee on top and lighter down the glass.

NOSE: Coffee, vanilla, malty, dark cherries.

MOUTH: Cloying vanilla, faint grapes and cherries, dry but subtle tobacco finish. There seems to be a hokey trend among larger “craft” breweries of adding flavors instead of developing them, and that’s a problem if you ask me. “Brewed with real vanilla beans” is supposed to be a selling point. Maybe it is in some circles. But to me this watery mouthful tastes like a flat vanilla soda begging for some body.

BA Rating: 80

Hayward Abbey Rating: 75

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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3.45/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Served in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – Served a very deep brown nearly black color with a thin off white head. The head faded fast to give a light amount of lacing.

Smell – The smell was largely of roasted malt with a lighter ccoffee, nutty, and cocoa aromas. Mixed with these is a nice strong vanilla smell.

Taste – The taste begins largely of roasted malt with a lighter coffee flavor. Towards the middle, flavors of a light sweet caramel and some vanilla work their way into the flavor profile. The vanilla intensifies as the taste advances from the middle giving a rather strong flavor at the end. At the very end a bitter nutty flavor mixes with the bready roast vanilla flavor leaving a somewhat off bitter roasted flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The creaminess of the body is only slightly above average with a carbonation level that is just below average. The carbonation is very good for the more roasted malt and sweet vanilla flavors, but the body is a little thinner then would be desired.

Overall – It had some nice roasty and vanilla flavors, but left a somewhat more bitter flavor on the tongue at the end due to the nuttiness that came in. Good, but nothing I would really go to on a high occasion.

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4.08/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served - bottle into Pint Glass

Appearance
Black rich color, which you cannot see through. Nice foamy head with great retention.

Smell
Immediate sense of vanilla smells in this porter. Compliments the roasty malts and some dark nuts.

Taste
The vanilla taste is amazing on this porter. It compliments the malty flavor very well. You can sense some chocolate and some caramel too.

Mouthfell
Very full and rich as it spreads throughout your mouth. Gives you a great aftertaste as well.

Overall
A marvelous porter with a vanilla taste that compliments everything else very well. The malts and the vanilla really make this an easy drinker if you are a fan of porters.

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3.36/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass. Pours a dark brown, with a one inch white head, that leaves behind a collar of lace. Smell is smoke, vanilla, tobacco, leather, and peat. Taste is similar, dominated by vanilla and smoke, better flavor than smell for me. Body is medium thin, good carbonation, a touch dry, and nice drinkability. This a good Porter, a touch thinner than I expected.

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Vanilla Porter from Breckenridge Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 3,591 ratings.