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Vanilla Porter - Breckenridge Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

3,482 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 3,482
Reviews: 1,003
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 15.38%
Wants: 90
Gots: 518 | 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 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

Photo of nicholas2121
3.94/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Vanilla Porter is brewed by Breckenridge Brewery, with an ABV 4.70% This brew pours out a nice dark color with a nice off white head. It looks like cola. The smell is rich with sweetness, you pick up on the vanilla in this brew. You also pick up up on some grains and and malts in this brew. The taste is rich with flavor, you pick up on the vanilla in this brew.Vanilla Porter has a nice balance to it, there is nothing overpowering in this brew. The mouthfeel is nice and clean. I would buy this brew again. Overall I'm giving this brew a 4 out 5.

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

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

Photo of trytoketchup
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I do not write reviews.

Photo of Dr_Leafy_Green
4.72/5  rDev +29.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

It's like drinking your dessert. Had the nitro pour at the Yard House. The head was deliciously thick and creamy, I think partly due to the nitro tap. Toasty malts and biscuits with a nice vanilla aroma, not too heavy on the vanilla. Excellent balance and a clean finish.

Photo of CodyMiller
3.98/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Vanilla Porter from Breckenridge Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 3,482 ratings.