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Vanilla Porter - Breckenridge Brewery

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Vanilla PorterVanilla Porter

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3,394 Ratings
very good

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Ratings: 3,394
Reviews: 977
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 15.66%
Wants: 81
Gots: 435 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mebuzzard on 01-13-2006)
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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A dark brown beer with a smallish off-white head, decent lacing. Very faint aromas aren’t too promising..not picking up a whole lot of anything really, particularly in the way of vanilla or the typical roasted notes of a good porter. A little bit of sweet malt and traces of coffee.

Flavor is pretty light as well. Very faint in terms of the vanilla, and not much roast, chocolate or coffee either. Light, watery, vaguely nutty, just traces of vanilla and coffee.

Easy to drink, with low ABV, clean finish, medium carbonation. Pretty disappointing, I’d say, although I didn’t really have high hopes for this to begin with. Lacking in just about everything I love in the porter style. I’d almost say it would be hard to identify it as a porter if tasted blind, so definitely loses points based on its lack of adherence to the style. Won’t be back when there’s still so much more to try.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A- Pours a dark brown with a sand colored head.

S- Chocolate, Coffee and a scent of vanilla

T- Roasted notes with HINTS of vanilla bean and a light body feel. This would be a great introductory to people wanting to try dark beers (i.e. porters and stouts).

Food Pairing- Pork chops with apple chutney on top.

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A - Pours a thick, dark brown with a thin off-white head.

S - Toasted, roasty malt smell with hints of the vanilla bean and coffee. Vanilla is interesting and inviting. A nice addition to a standard porter

T - First tastes are of the roasted malt then hits of the vanilla beans. Toasty notes and some lactose taste. The vanilla is well-balanced and does not overpower the other flavors.

M - Medium creaminess with prickly carbonation

O - A tasty porter which blends a nice amount of vanilla with your standard porter flavors. It is nicely balanced with the roasty malt. Not as deep a flavor as I would hope for, but a nice change-of-pace beer that I would have again for something a bit different.

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Vanilla Porter from Breckenridge Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 3,394 ratings.