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Vanilla Porter - Breckenridge Brewery

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Vanilla PorterVanilla Porter

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BA SCORE
82
good

3,100 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 3,100
Reviews: 954
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 15.75%
Wants: 62
Gots: 294 | 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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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Lukafer, Nov 17, 2011
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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2.93/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed November 16, 2011 late into the night. Poured a 12 oz bottle into a JFF is my BFF novelty Pint glass.

A: Poured a great creamy 1 1/2 fingered head. The body is a standard dark black with red shading around the edges.

S: I'm starting off right now that I could barely smell anything coming off of this, almost muted, and what I do smell is not strong. It has a standard sweetness maltiness. After attempting to pick additional smells off of this for at least 2 minutes I finally picked up its promised vanilla, maybe it just emerges as this warms up.

T: A nice light coffee comes and it definitely stays along for quite a bit. Nice roasted malts make an appearance at the end and this is your aftertaste. I smell the vanilla while drinking, but I still don't taste it.

M: The head adds a nice creaminess to this drink. The carbonation almost dances on the tongue. Body feels medium.

O: I had this drink once out of a bottle and was disappointed by it, but this time around I was really surprised by it. I didn't pick up anything of vanilla and so this is why this drink will get bad marks from, it simply promised something that it did not have and if it did it was really muted.

TheAlamoWrocker, Nov 16, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Annesemj, Nov 16, 2011
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nmann08, Nov 15, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

loupap, Nov 15, 2011
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3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

11-14-11; 12oz bottle $2.99 from Julio's Liquors Westborough, Ma., otherwise same as on-tap.
5-22-06; On tap at Old Chicago in Peoria, IL. Pours with a two-fingered off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a good lace. A deep amber color. Nose is strong vanilla. Starts sweet with the vanilla present but not overbearing slight hop finish. Good carbonation and medium bodied. $3.75 for 16oz.

jdhilt, Nov 14, 2011
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Lawnboy33, Nov 14, 2011
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3.1/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On tap at The Happy Dog

A-Near opaque amber brown. Thin wispy head that was gone almost as quick as it appeared.

S-Vanilla bean (shock), anise. Somewhat muted although it might have just been me.

T-Vanilla, toasted earthy notes. A little clove?

M-Light carbonation, drinkable

O-I remember this beer being better. Had it months ago and really felt it had more to it. Could be a bad batch. Will review again.

LeftonJackman, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3/5  rDev -17.1%

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5/5  rDev +38.1%

mikennat, Nov 14, 2011
Vanilla Porter from Breckenridge Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 3,100 ratings.