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Vanilla Porter - Breckenridge Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

3,488 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 3,488
Reviews: 1,005
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 93
Gots: 522 | 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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Photo of charlesjwinkler
3.64/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dwkasper
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OGShotzy
4.1/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of k47k
3.32/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Duoglass
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WS_Transplant
3.02/5  rDev -17%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jasonwrag
3.86/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of NEBeerGirl
2.5/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

JR - I was expecting more. Vanilla was very subtle

Photo of VirginiaBeerMan
3.2/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle at the Capital Ale House - Richmond; stange glass
A nice brown color with zero head, but watching the pour from the bartender he really babied it because it filled the glass to the brim;
The vanilla was very noticable and leads me to believe it is a better seondary incredient, not primary
Love the porter, not too high on the vanilla, I felt like I was drinking an ingredient, just too much and it needed some secondary flavors to come forward to accent the beer
Overall, I was somewhat disappointed in this; worth trying, maybe even a second time, but at this point, I wouldn't recommend beyond that.

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.17/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a pretty, completely opaque, pitch black color with an eighth of a finger of caramel-colored head that quickly dissolved into a thin lacing of foam that almost completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Big, strong aromas of roasted malt, imparting notes of coffee, some subtle smoke and dark chocolate, all mixing well with strong aromas of vanilla.

Taste: Tons of roasted malt up front, imparting flavors of freshly baked dark bread, and some subtle coffee. Next comes some brown sugar-like sweetness and some nicely balanced hops, all rounded out and finished with some very tasty vanilla. Really, really good!

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied, with some ok carbonation. With an ABV of 4.7%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is one of my favorite porters. It’s got a great balance of roasted malt, brown sugar-like sweetness, subtle hops and vanilla. Very quaffable and delicious!

Photo of KillerJigger
3.31/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Very light and delicate. I wanted more taste. The head retention was pretty decent. Had it on tap in a pint glass. Drank some cold then let it warm up and kept drinking. Was decent beer with a burger since it was so light. On the fence whether i will have another.

Photo of Drk93TT
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured at a pub in Columbus OH...

Nitro draft.

Typical porter appearance..dark brown and semi transparent. The nitro adds a nice visual appeal.

Can pick out faint vanilla / cream / chocolate aromas.

Taste and mouthfeel are ok... not mind-blowing. Light Chocolate..toffee..cream.. and vanilla flavors that don't stick around too long and finishes quickly. Definitely can plow through these easily if your thirsty !

A good beer and recommend trying if you can on nitro ! I wouldn't seek it out in bottles though..

Photo of Sigmund4216
3.09/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bcm75
3.75/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 2beersaday-stronglikebull
3.47/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nice looking, not much lacing. A metallic aroma that has me imagining a similar metallic taste. Surprisingly, this tastes much better than it smells, malty with a slight sweetness on the back end. Creamy with medium body and slight carbonation. Overall, I really like as long as I don't associate the aroma with the taste.

Photo of Djohnson300
4.14/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EuellGophar
2.61/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Strange cardboard aftertaste. Not a keeper.

Photo of greenspointexas
3.86/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Caveworm
4.24/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Vanilla Porter - Breckenridge Brewery. Poured from the bottle into a glass mug, this brew's head is 1/2 finger thick,with spotty lacing, and an almost black, clear body.

I'm smelling vanilla,obviously, but only enough to let its presence known. Nothing too sweet. Also in the scent, I can detect dark roasted malts and other favorable porter characteristics.

This tastes like basically the same thing. The malts here are just right in my opinion . A very easy drinking selection.

Mouthfeel here is smooth and refreshing.

Overall, a 4.25 for Vanilla Porter - Breckenridge Brewery. A smooth and tasty sipper ideal for cold nights in.

Photo of liveforbeer
3.4/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beer-Revelry
4.26/5  rDev +17%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a ridiculously dark amber, looks black unless held to strong light. Form one finger of head which dissipates down to a film, minimal whispy lacing.
S - Hops with a slight vanilla aroma sweetness.
T - Malts, semi-sweet chocolate, lots of vanilla. Medium full body, quick finish. Absolutely delicious.
O - An amazing, 5 star porter.
V - Medium.

Photo of glinnebur
3.73/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dadoffour
3.49/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ivan84
3.56/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Vanilla Porter from Breckenridge Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 3,488 ratings.